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Bergen County Weather Information Bulletin
 

May 16, 2022 - 2:00 PM

COUNTYWIDE: National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8pm tonight Bergen County OEM is continuing to monitor the potential for severe thunderstorms through 8pm tonight. Total forecasted rainfall for this event is expected to be approximately a ½ inch. Damaging winds, large hail, heavy rainfall, and an isolated tornado are possible. Winds are expected to be 15 – 25mph with gusts up to 50mph. There is a potential for flash flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas. There is also a possibility of minor urban and small stream flooding. Power representatives are on standby if necessary.

HACKENSACK RIVER WATERSHED AREA: Bergen County officials have been in contact with Veolia/ Suez Water company representatives regarding this event and they advise that Tappan will spill. Woodcliff Lake and Oradell may spill. If they do spill, it will be based on the higher end of the rainfall totals and it will be minor. Please continue to monitor local weather conditions, local streams, flood prone areas, and be alert for any forecast changes.

Please be sure to take appropriate mitigation actions to protect flood prone properties.



May 6, 2022 0845hrs

COUNTYWIDE:  Bergen County OEM is continuing to monitor this rain event that will continue through mid-morning on Sunday. Total forecasted rain fall for this event is predicted to be approximately 2 – 2.25 inches of rainfall over a period of 48 hours. The rain should be steady over that period of time. Temperatures will remain between 45F and 55F throughout the event. Winds will be 10 – 15mph with gusts to 25mph. There is a potential for minor flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas.

HACKENSACK RIVER WATERSHED AREA:  Bergen County officials have been in contact with Veolia/ Suez Water company representatives again this morning and they have indicated that the predicted 2 – 2.25 inches of rain (if realized) will cause water to spill over the Oradell Dam. Due to the steady rain over a long period of time this should be a minor event.

Please continue to monitor local weather conditions, local streams, flood prone areas, and be alert for any forecast changes.

Please be sure to take appropriate mitigation actions to protect flood prone properties.