FLOOD WATCH

…HEAVY TO EXCESSIVE RAINFALL AND SIGNIFICANT FLOODING CONTINUES OVER MUCH OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN AND POCONOS…

.WIDESPREAD RAINFALL OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS HAS ALREADY CAUSED WIDESPREAD AND CATASTROPHIC FLOODING. SMALLER CREEKS AND STREAMS MAY HAVE RECEDED A BIT…BUT MAY RISE ONCE AGAIN TODAY AS THE RAINFALL WILL CONTINUES IN THE EAST AND IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT SLIGHTLY TO THE WEST INTO THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS.

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…ADAMS…COLUMBIA…CUMBERLAND…DAUPHIN…FRANKLIN… HUNTINGDON…JUNIATA…LANCASTER…LEBANON…MIFFLIN… MONTOUR…NORTHERN CENTRE…NORTHERN CLINTON…NORTHERN LYCOMING…NORTHUMBERLAND…PERRY…POTTER…SCHUYLKILL… SNYDER…SOUTHERN CENTRE…SOUTHERN CLINTON…SOUTHERN LYCOMING…SULLIVAN…TIOGA…UNION AND YORK.

* UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN THE WATCH AREA THROUGH THE EVENING ARE EXPECTED TO AVERAGE BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES…WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 4 INCHES POSSIBLE. THOSE HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE MOST POSSIBLE IN PLACES TO THE EAST OF HARRISBURG AND WILLIAMSPORT.

* FLOODING WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS WHICH MAY CROSS ROADS AND POTENTIALLY WASH THEM OUT. FIELDS WILL LIKELY FLOOD AND DURING PERIODS OF HEAVIER RAINFALL LOW LYING AREAS…ROADS…AND UNDER PASSES WILL SEE FLOODING. RIVER FLOODING ON AN HISTORICAL SCALE WILL ALSO CONTINUE ALONG MUCH OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MAIN STEM AND LOWER PORTION OF THE WEST BRANCH.


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