Highlights of Weather Briefing from the National Weather Service Briefing on 9/1/21.
Remnants of Ida will combine with a stalled front and potentially produce heavy rain today into Thursday morning across northeast PA and the southern Catskills.
- The heaviest rainfall (4-6 inches) will be across portions of the Wyoming Valley and into the Poconos, with locally higher amounts, especially in steep terrain. Significant to major flash flooding is possible in these areas, including the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metro corridor.
- Significant rainfall of 2 to 4 inches across the Northern Tier counties of PA into the Southern Catskills of NY, with locally higher amounts possible, especially in steep terrain. Some heavier rainfall amounts may impact southern Broome and Tioga Counties as well.
- Some minor flooding will be possible on main stem rivers later Thursday into Friday.
- Be sure to monitor the forecasts for additional watches and warning if you live near flood prone areas or along main stem rivers.
- Most locations in the Flash Flood Watch Area need just 2-3 inches of rain in 3 hours to cause flooding.
Potential for River Flooding
The current track of Ida should keep the bulk of the heavy rain over the southern portions of the Upper Susquehanna and the southern portions of the Upper Delaware River Basin.
- This should reduce the amount of water draining into the entire Upper Susquehanna and Upper Delaware Basins.
- Some minor flooding could still occur.
- If heavy rain spreads further north than expected, it will affect a larger portion of the Upper Susquehanna and Upper Delaware River basins in NY, leading to greater river impacts downstream.
- More widespread river flooding could result with slightly higher impacts. Timing would be Thursday into Friday.
The heaviest rain (4-6”) is expected across the Wyoming Valley of Northeast PA into the Poconos. Locally higher amounts are possible. This heavy rain could lead to excessive runoff and flash flooding across the region. Major flash flooding is possible in Pennsylvania. Significant rain (2-4”) is expected across the Northern Tier of PA into the Southern Catskills of NY.
The other major river systems in our area can be found here;
Delaware River levels can be found at the following links, some monitoring stations are listed for NY and NJ, it all depends what side of the river the gauges are on. Here are the links for the Delaware; Hale Eddy, NY, Lordville, NY, Barryville, Matamoras/Port Jervis, Montague, NJ and Tocks Island.
To find out the latest water levels in your area click on your county then the reporting station to get the latest water levels; Bradford, Clinton, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, and Wyoming.
To find how high water affects the Wyoming Valley Area, click here.