Presentation on theme: "NOAA, National Weather Service Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center Briefing Tuesday, July 1, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
NOAA, National Weather Service Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center Briefing Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Key Message Tropical Storm Arthur has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Florida. The center of the storm is forecast to move near the eastern US coastline as far north as New Jersey. Heavy rain is possible in the Mid-Atlantic Region over the July 4 th weekend, especially along and near the coast.
Important! Heavy rain and flooding can occur sooner, and further inland, of the storm’s center.
Rain Forecast Rain could begin well ahead of the storm’s center, on Wednesday. Rain is possible through Friday, the 4 th of July.
Heaviest rainfall forecast from Arthur is shown extending from Florida north to Massachusetts. The purple over New Jersey, Delaware, eastern Maryland & Eastern Virginia is between 1.5” and 2”.
Impacts to Inland Rivers It’s still too early to know which, if any, of our rivers will experience rising stages or even flooding. At this time we are not forecasting any flooding through Thursday. MARFC will update our river forecasts again Wednesday morning using the latest forecasts for Arthur’s track and rainfall. Stay informed and aware by monitoring weather.gov and your favorite local media this week.
Remember: this briefing only addresses inland river. See your local NWS Weather Forecast Office for info on possible flash flooding and storm surge. Binghamton, NY Blacksburg, VA Mt Holly, NJ State College, PA New York City, NY Sterling, VA Wakefield, VA The next MARFC briefing will be Wednesday, July 2 nd.http://weather.gov/akq