With record rains likely to continue, flood advisories posted

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No stream or rivers have sloshed over, but from 1 to 1.5 inches of rain has fallen so far Friday, and the National Weather Service has posted a flood “advisory” until 8:45 p.m. for much of the region.


A flood watch remains in effect for the entire region until 2 a.m. Saturday, and the advisory covers a broad area from portions of the Jersey counties adjacent to the river, all the way to Allentown.

The weather service is calling for minor flooding in low-lying and poorly draining areas, with perhaps 1 to 2 more inches of rain expected after dark.





Assuming that forecast holds, that would easily set a rainfall record for the date, which stands at a modest 1.57, set in 1980.

Despite all the rain, however, a check with the U.S. Geological Survey data shows that so far the waterways are behaving. Of course, that could change with any downpours in the wrong place.

Incidentally, one record that should be safe is he one for daily snowfall, 2.5 inches, set in 1890. Not many daily records set in the 19th Century have survived, but that’s one of them.






















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