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PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (NY) Nor'easter of March 2018 - New York

Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2018 11:41:37 EST

Summary: New York Water Science Center Deploys Storm-Tide and Wave-Sensors for the Nor'easter of March 2018.

An intense Nor'easter has developed off the Northeast just south of Long Island on Friday, producing very strong winds that have already caused moderate tidal flooding in some parts of southeastern New York. Additional moderate, to locally major coastal flooding, is expected to occur over the next three tidal cycles through Saturday night. Additionally, rainfall of 1.5 to 2 inches has already fallen across parts of Long Island and some minor urban and small stream flooding is occurring.

Storm-tide and wave sensor deployment was completed last evening and all 3 field team have reported back safely. The final count of sensors deployed in southeastern New York is as follows:

Storm-tide and wave sensors - 12
Barometric-pressure compensations sensors - 7

All sites have been populated in the STN and data will be available via the Flood Event Viewer next week as sensors are recovered and processed.

The New York Water Science Center has dispatched 2 hydrographers today to collect potential high-flow measurements at a few Long Island streams. No field teams are expected to be deployed over the weekend.

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