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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
330 AM EDT Thu May 17 2018

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Delaware, northeast Maryland, most of New Jersey, and portions
of southeast Pennsylvania.

* From tonight through late Friday night

* Periods of light to moderate rain will continue today, and then
heavier rainfall will move into the area later tonight. Periods
of moderate to heavy rain will persist through at least Friday
night, and possibly into the weekend. General rainfall amounts
of 2 to 4 inches are expected over the next 72 hours with the
highest totals occurring along and south of the Interstate 78
corridor. Locally higher amounts over 5 inches are possible in
slow-moving thunderstorms.

* A variety of flooding types are possible. Low-lying and poor
drainage flooding will be the most common type of flooding to
develop. Flash flooding will also be possible if thunderstorms
repeatedly move over the same locations, especially in urban
areas where rainfall runoff is maximized and where small
creeks and streams respond quickly. Flash flooding occurs
quicker than other types flooding due to the torrential rain
thunderstorms can produce in a short amount of time. Several
days of excessive runoff will eventually lead to a risk of
flooding in larger streams and rivers though the extent of the
flooding will depend on where the heaviest rain falls.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

If you live across the Passaic, Raritan, and Rancocas basins in
New Jersey or the Neshaminy, Schuylkill, and Brandywine basins
across Pennsylvania and Delaware, keep an eye on later river
forecasts. These forecasts, as well as all of our hydrologic
forecasts, can be accessed via our Advanced Hydrologic Prediction
Service website. Those living in areas prone to flooding should
be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
 

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Continued from https://forums.njpinebarrens.com/threads/hot-today.12606/#post-150851

Had a sudden hail storm last night around 6:30 pm that really pummeled the house and cars. Wasn't even time to run out and move my truck to the garage. The funny thing was, when I called my friend who lives one mile down the road and said "look outside, are you seeing this?" he answered "seeing what?". It seems like everywhere else just got a little thunder shower.
Here are 24 hour rainfall totals from 8:00 AM Saturday through 8:00 AM this morning. The forecast for my area was calling for between 1/2" to 3/4" rain overnight, but everything was dry as a bone this morning. Quite a variation in rainfall across our region.

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Looks like sunshine will be in short supply for awhile again.... current NWS forecast says mostly cloudy with a chance of rain every day through next Tuesday. :confused:
 

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I really think we should start calling the period from mid-April to early June the "wet season", or perhaps "moody monsoon time". This has really been a fundamental shift in our local weather pattern in my experience. This seems to have started about 8-10 years ago (only going on memory).
 
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There's actually very little rain in the forecast, just endless clouds and drizzle. There is no mention of the sun until next Tuesday. No rain here today but the humidity is 87%.
 
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92% humidity outside, 85% in my living room, 79% in my air conditioned bedroom... no escape!
Get a dehumidifier ;)

When I was building our cabin I had to run one for a month straight before the wood floors could be installed. Had the drain plumbed thru a condensate pump and out the window. Amazing how much water is in Adirondack air :eek:

 

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You sure that AC is working properly?
It's a window air conditioner and it works fine, nice and cool. The rest of the house is not air conditioned. This is typical for what I see on hot, humid summer days

90% humidity outside now, 84% in the living room, 77% at one end of the air conditioned bedroom, 71% at the other end.
 

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Actually I was just posting something that I found "interesting". Was not really looking for HVAC advice. ;) But the humidity meter is at the far end of a room with a dividing partition. It is probably lower if measured closer to the air conditioner, there isn't a lot of air circulation in the other part of the room.
 

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Have been watching this storm develop all afternoon, looks like some of you are getting really heavy rain. It is moving South very slowly, wonder if it will make it down to me?

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