National Weather Service cancels flood warning for Onondaga Lake
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 18:26:17 GMT —
The flood warning issued Monday for Onondaga Lake has been cancelled, but the government still advises residents to be careful about the dangers of rising water.
The National Weather Service issued a statement Tuesday morning cancelling a flood warning that it had issued Monday. The NWS says the waters have receded to 365.9 feet, just below the flood stage of 366.0 feet. The NWS forecasts that the waters will continue to slowly fall Tuesday afternoon and night, getting down to 365.6 feet by Thursday morning.
The NWS also issued a safety reminder, advising motorists not to drive over flooded roads or bridges no matter how safe they may appear.
For more river and weather information you can visit the National Weather Service website at www.weather.gov/bgm.
Original story from Monday:
Those who live or drive near Onondaga Lake should take note after the government issued a warning Monday.
According to the National Weather Service out of Binghamton, a flood warning has been issued for Onondaga Lake. The warning came just before noon on Monday.
The Weather Service says at 10:30 a.m. Monday the water level of the lake was at 366.0 feet, and flood stage is the same 366 feet level. The NWS says minor flooding has already started on some trails at Onondaga Lake Park, and major flooding is forecast. Use of the marina will also be impacted by the rising water levels.
CNY Central Chief Meteorologist Wayne Mahar says he saw about a foot of water in and around the marina early Monday afternoon, but says this sort of flooding is typical for this time of year.
The flooding has not yet risen to the level where it would affect the Onondaga Lake Parkway or Interstate 690.
The warning takes effect immediately and will remain in effect until Tuesday evening, or until the warning is cancelled.