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Radar valid at 1200 am EDT, May 2nd 2017

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NYZ001>008-010>014-019>021-085-011900-
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Niagara-Orleans-Monroe-Wayne-Northern Cayuga-Oswego-Jefferson-
Lewis-Northern Erie-Genesee-Wyoming-Livingston-Ontario-Chautauqua-
Cattaraugus-Allegany-Southern Erie-
Including the cities of Niagara Falls, Medina, Rochester, Newark,
Fair Haven, Oswego, Watertown, Lowville, Buffalo, Batavia,
Warsaw, Geneseo, Canandaigua, Jamestown, Olean, Wellsville,
Orchard Park, and Springville
616 AM EDT Mon May 1 2017

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a

* Flood Watch Western and portions of Central New York.

* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through this evening.

* Showers and thunderstorms will produce about an inch of rainfall
today, with locally higher amounts up to two inches. This
combined with existing wet conditions may result in flooding.

* With water levels already high, it will not take much rainfall
to cause flooding in some area creeks and streams. Urban areas
and areas with steep terrain will also be vulnerable to
flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be
alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to
flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding
develop. Stay tuned to weather radio or other radio and tv
stations for further details or updates

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