Welcome to American Weather
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Rtd208

8/18/2017 Heavy Rain, Flooding & Severe Storm Observations

169 posts in this topic

Heavy rain going up towards the northern half of Queens and Nassau.  We did have a downpour for a few seconds though.  Looks like the second batch after 5 PM will make it down here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hard to remember the last time PWAT's were >2" area wide outside of a tropical system.

pwtr_sf.gif?1503062677606

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, Cfa said:

0.03". Heaviest stuff slides by just to my north, per usual.

Looks like the heavy rain is extending a bit to the southwest.  More downpours occurring here now, but they don't last long.

I was wondering something- if the ocean has a stabilizing effect, why is it that the south shore of LI seems to be a black hole for convective precip yet the Jersey Shore does so well with it?  Monmouth County (just 15 miles S of JFK) especially- both in summer and winter!

Maybe the orientation of the shoreline has something to do with it (north-south vs east-west.)

 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, psv88 said:

Shotgun thunder here as well, tons of lightning, wing blowing now, visibility about 1/4 mile, up to 1.21, 7" an hour rates!

Nice congrats!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, psv88 said:

Shotgun thunder here as well, tons of lightning, wing blowing now, visibility about 1/4 mile, up to 1.21, 7" an hour rates!

Ever take a heavy rain video? I have a few (in the rare times we get heavy rain down here lol).  They can be pretty exciting, and the rolling thunder creates a 3D sound effect that really makes it memorable.  And the lightning acts like a camera flash and freezes water drops as they fall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Paragon said:

Ever take a heavy rain video? I have a few (in the rare times we get heavy rain down here lol).  They can be pretty exciting, and the rolling thunder creates a 3D sound effect that really makes it memorable.  And the lightning acts like a camera flash and freezes water drops as they fall.

no

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Never seen one of these for Western Suffolk before

Flash Flood Warning
NYC103-181500-
/O.NEW.KOKX.FF.W.0016.170818T1359Z-170818T1500Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service New York NY
959 AM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017

The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Western Suffolk County in southeastern New York...

* Until 1100 AM EDT

* At 958 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
  heavy rain across the warned area. Flash flooding is expected to
  begin shortly. Radar estimated maximum hourly rates of up to 2
  inches per hour that will cause more serious widespread urban
  flooding.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Islip, Brentwood, Commack, Huntington Station, Centereach, Deer
  Park, Lindenhurst, Hauppauge, Ronkonkoma, Stony Brook, Babylon,
  Holbrook, Dix Hills, Smithtown and Bay Shore.

LAT...LON 4085 7346 4094 7305 4077 7299 4067 7342

$$

GC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, NJwx85 said:

Good call by Upton not to collaborate with Mt. Holly and hoist flash flood watches

WUNIDS_map?station=OKX&brand=wui&num=6&delay=15&type=N1P&frame=0&scale=0.5130434782608696&noclutter=0&showstorms=0&mapx=400&mapy=240&centerx=435.0847457627119&centery=167.8813559322034&transx=35.08474576271192&transy=-72.1186440677966&showlabels=1&severe=0&rainsnow=0&lightning=0&smooth=0&rand=25051093&lat=40.86000061&lon=-73.19999695&label=Smithtown%2C+NY

sarcasm? half the roads around town are shut down, terrrible flooding here

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, psv88 said:

sarcasm? half the roads around town are shut down, terrrible flooding here

That post couldn't have been more sarcastic.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.