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Monday, June 17, 2024
Lower flows Sunday, heat wave coming

June 17, 2024 1034 am EDT

URGENT weather message issued 825 am June 17 from National Weather Service forecast center in Binghamton
HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 8 PM EDT THURSDAY...Heat index values up to 100 expected for a portion of central New York. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions when outside. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing. Try to limit strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Impacting Northern Oneida-Steuben-Schuyler-Chemung-Tompkins-Madison- Southern Oneida-Cortland-Chenango-Otsego-Tioga-Broome Counties, including the cities of Hamilton, Norwich, Rome, Utica, Oneonta, Cortland, Corning, Boonville, Ithaca, Oneida, Hornell, Waverly, Binghamton, Elmira, Owego, and Watkins Glen

Heat wave coming Tuesday Hazardous weather outlook issued 303 am June 17 from National Weather Service forecast center in New York

The first heat wave of the season will likely start tomorrow and continue Wednesday. Heat indices may be marginal around 95 Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday will range from 95 to around 101. Heat indices will be more marginal for Saturday, and peak around or just over 95.

Impacting Southern Westchester-New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-Kings (Brooklyn)-Northwest Suffolk-Northern Queens-Northern Nassau-Southern Queens Counties

Current Streamflow Situation
The drying trend continues Monday with much below normal values popping up in the west, central and south drainage basins. Extreme low flows are showing up on the Hudson River and a Chemung River tributary in the south, as well as 1st percentile at East Patchogue on Long Island. The highest streamflow Monday is an above normal rating in the Delaware River watershed. The drought map has taken on another watershed area rated below normal, Lake Ontario minor tributaries west joins Raquette River channel through St. Lawrence River watershed and lower Hudson River at northeast Orange and Dutchess Counties. As of this report, there are no floods observed in the NYS network of streamflow monitors and no extreme high flows.

WT USA Flood Tracker provisional data from the network of USGS streamflow monitors

Twenty-three streamflow gauges record flows above flood stage in the US Monday, down from thirty yesterday. WT USA follows the water levels and volume on three of these reference flood events, all occurring in the state of Louisiana.

Louisiana: West state border Sabine River flooding near Bon Wier ended yesterday afternoon. Upstream near Logansport the flow is up overnight, currently recorded a foot and four inches over minor flood stage at increased flow volume, from 23000 to now flowing over 26000 cubic feet per second. Near Ruliff the Sabine River a foot and nine inches above the channel flowing 33 thousand cubic feet per second. Region 1 Bayou Bodcau Lake continues to recede, down five inches overnight, currently recorded three feet and an inch above the basin near Shreveport. For more info on the flooding in Louisiana, see black tags indicating flood flow volume and gauge height updated daily here.

As many drinking water facilities are supplied from surface water reservoirs, the streamflow situation is pertinent to both drinking water supply and quality. High flows can stir up sediment and cause turbidity in the reservoirs, requiring additional treatments to render the water potable. Low flow volume is linked to warmer temperatures in the reservoir and can be an issue for water quality where HABs are present. WT tracks streamflow trends with an eye to the impacts on drinking water supply and quality in each of the state's watersheds. Check the watershed layer on the map to see the direction of flow and streamflows that may be impacting drinking water today.

USGS Provisional Data Statement
Data are provisional and subject to revision until they have been thoroughly reviewed and received final approval. Current condition data relayed by satellite or other telemetry are automatically screened to not display improbable values until they can be verified.
Provisional data may be inaccurate due to instrument malfunctions or physical changes at the measurement site. Subsequent review based on field inspections and measurements may result in significant revisions to the data.
Data users are cautioned to consider carefully the provisional nature of the information before using it for decisions that concern personal or public safety or the conduct of business that involves substantial monetary or operational consequences. Information concerning the accuracy and appropriate uses of these data or concerning other hydrologic data may be obtained from the USGS.

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