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FLOOD WARNING

NJC019-021-037-041-PAC017-089-095-190520-
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY, NJ
320 PM EDT SAT SEP 18 2004

... A FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR... DELAWARE RIVER AT TOCKS ISLAND...
BELVIDERE...EASTON PHILLIPSBURG BRIDGE...RIEGELSVILLE...NEW HOPE
BRIDGE...WASHINGTON CROSSING...TRENTON

... MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST FOR THE DELAWARE RIVER ...



Flood Statement

NJC019-021-PAC017-190520-
/X.CON.KPHI.FL.W.0019.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/1.ER.040919T1300Z.040919T1300Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
320 PM EDT SAT SEP 18 2004

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE DELAWARE RIVER AT WASHINGTON CROSSING
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
* AT 01PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 2.5 FEET
* NO FLOODING IS OCCURRING. MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST
* FLOOD STAGE IS 20.0 FEET


FLD OBSERVED FORECAST
LOCATION STG STG DAY TIME CREST

DELAWARE RIVER
WASHINGTON CROS 20.0 2.50 SAT 1 PM 24.0 SUN 7 PM
$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
631 AM EDT SAT SEP 18 2004

DEZ001>004-MDZ008-012-015-019-020-NJZ001-007>010-012>027-PAZ054-055-
060>062-067>071-191100-
ATLANTIC NJ-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY NJ-BERKS PA-BUCKS PA-CAMDEN NJ-
CAPE MAY NJ-CARBON PA-CAROLINE MD-CECIL MD-CHESTER PA-
COASTAL ATLANTIC NJ-COASTAL OCEAN NJ-CUMBERLAND NJ-DELAWARE PA-
DELAWARE BEACHES DE-EASTERN MONMOUTH NJ-GLOUCESTER NJ-HUNTERDON NJ-
INLAND SUSSEX DE-KENT MD-KENT DE-LEHIGH PA-MERCER NJ-MIDDLESEX NJ-
MONROE PA-MONTGOMERY PA-MORRIS NJ-NEW CASTLE DE-NORTHAMPTON PA-
NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON NJ-OCEAN NJ-PHILADELPHIA PA-QUEEN ANNE'S MD-
SALEM NJ-SOMERSET NJ-SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON NJ-SUSSEX NJ-TALBOT MD-
WARREN NJ-WESTERN MONMOUTH NJ-
631 AM EDT SAT SEP 18 2004

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL AND
SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA...DELAWARE...THE NORTHERN MARYLAND
EASTERN SHORE...AND NEW JERSEY EXCLUDING THE FIVE NORTHEAST
COUNTIES.

.DAY ONE...TODAY

A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON FOR EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA,
NORTHERN, CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST NEW JERSEY, NORTHERN DELAWARE AND THE
NORTHERN MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE.

ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE EARLY THIS MORNING OVER
EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA AND NORTHWESTERN NEW JERSEY.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY ALONG THE NEW JERSEY AND
DELAWARE BEACHES.

A GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF NEW JERSEY AND
DELAWARE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...

A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IS EXPECTED SUNDAY.

A GALE WARNING IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY. OTHERWISE, NO
HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE REQUIRED TODAY.

$$
MPD





Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
451 PM EDT SAT SEP 18 2004

DEZ001-NJZ001-007-009-015>019-PAZ055-062-069>071-190238-
BUCKS PA-CAMDEN NJ-DELAWARE PA-GLOUCESTER NJ-HUNTERDON NJ-MERCER NJ-
MONROE PA-NEW CASTLE DE-NORTHAMPTON PA-NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON NJ-
PHILADELPHIA PA-SALEM NJ-SUSSEX NJ-WARREN NJ-
451 PM EDT SAT SEP 18 2004

...MAJOR FLOODING NOT SEEN SINCE AUGUST 1955 EXPECTED ALONG THE
DELAWARE RIVER...

FOUR TO EIGHT INCHES OF RAIN FROM THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE IVAN
HAS PRODUCED RAPID RISES AND RECORD FLOODING ON MANY SMALL STREAMS
IN EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND WESTERN NEW JERSEY TODAY. AS THIS WATER
MOVES DOWNSTREAM...MAJOR FLOODING IS EXPECTED ALONG THE DELAWARE
RIVER TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. FLOODING FROM THIS EVENT IS EXPECTED TO
SURPASS THE JANUARY 1996 EVENT, AND IN MANY LOCATIONS...WATER WILL
REACH LEVELS NOT EXPERIENCED SINCE THE CONNIE AND DIANE FLOODS IN
AUGUST 1955. RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ALONG THE DELAWARE RIVER ARE
URGED TO TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTIONS TO PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTY.
MOTORISTS ARE URGED NOT TO DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. DRIVERS
CAN LOSE CONTROL IN JUST A FEW INCHES OF WATER. IN ADDITION, ROAD
BEDS MAY BE WASHED OUT UNDER FLOOD WATERS. TURN AROUND...DON/T DROWN.

SOME SPECIFIC CREST FORECASTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

A CREST OF 29 TO 30 FEET IS EXPECTED NEAR TOCKS ISLAND SUNDAY
AFTERNOON. FLOOD STAGE AT TOCKS ISLAND IS 21.0 FEET.

A CREST OF 27 TO 28 FEET IS EXPECTED AT BELVIDERE SUNDAY
AFTERNOON. FLOOD STAGE AT BELVIDERE IS 22.0 FEET.

A CREST OF 36 TO 37 FEET IS EXPECTED AT EASTON LATE SUNDAY
AFTERNOON. FLOOD STAGE AT EASTON IS 22.0 FEET.

A CREST OF 34 TO 35 FEET IS EXPECTED AT RIEGELSVILLE LATE SUNDAY
AFTERNOON. FLOOD STAGE AT RIEGELSVILLE IS 22.0 FEET.

A CREST OF 24 TO 25 FEET IS EXPECTED AT WASHINGTONS CROSSING
SUNDAY EVENING. FLOOD STAGE AT WASHINGTONS CROSSING IS 20.0 FEET.

A CREST OF BETWEEN 26 AND 27 FEET IS EXPECTED AT TRENTON SUNDAY
NIGHT. FLOOD STAGE AT TRENTON IS 20.0 FEET.


MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FROM OUR NWS WEBSITE AT:
WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/ER/PHI.

$$

JJM






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