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Active Weather From the Upper Midwest to the East Coast

A strong cold front will impact the entire east coast this weekend with much cooler temperatures and gusty winds. Heavy snow and strong winds in the Upper Midwest will transition into the Northeast this weekend, and severe weather in the Ohio Valley will move into the Mid-Atlantic as a marginal risk. Out west, a cold weather system will bring more rain, and some areas of low elevation snow. Read More >

Flash Flood Guidance

 

Flash Flood Guidance is an estimate of the amount of rainfall required over a given area during a given duration to cause small streams to flood. These estimates are based on the current soil moisture and stream flow conditions for the area. Flash Flood Guidance is routinely issued by National Weather Service (NWS) River Forecast Centers, and is used by NWS Weather Forecast Offices when issuing Flash Flood Watches and Warnings to the public. Note: Less rainfall is required to produce flash flooding in urban areas.

 

 


 


 

One-Hour Flash Flood Guidance


 

Latest 1-hour Flash Flood Guidance Graphic.

 

 

Three-Hour Flash Flood Guidance


 

Latest 3-hour Flash Flood Guidance Graphic.

 

 

Six-Hour Flash Flood Guidance


 

Latest 6-hour Flash Flood Guidance Graphic.

 

 


Flash Flood Guidance Text Products

 

Southern New England

Maine & New Hampshire

New York & Vermont

Headwater Guidance