Flood Warning Continues Sunday; West Essex Area Weather for May 4

May 4, 2014 at 1:30 AM


Updated as of 1:36 a.m. Sunday
The temperature went up to 69° todaythe current temperature is 53° 

At 8:25 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service issued a River Flood Warning for the Passaic River at Pine Brook in Fairfield. The Warning is expected to be in effect until further notice. The advisory was issued due to the river rising above the flood stage Thursday. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Do not attempt to drive through flooded areas. The water may be deeper than you think.

During the flood stage, Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland, along with Broadway Lane, Camp Lane Road, River Edge Drive, Stewart Place and Two Bridges Road in Fairfield are all subject to flooding.

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Hydrograph of observed and predicted river levels as of 5:15am Saturday
Credit: NOAA

The following information is according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Advanced Hydrolic Prediction Service, for the Passaic River at Pine Brook:

  • As of 12:45am Sunday, the Passaic River at Pine Brook water level is at 19.94 feet
  • The river at this location floods at 19 feet    
  • The river crested at 20.2 feet on Friday evening, and will gradually become lower in level. 

  • Low:   47°
    5am to 6am
  • High:  64°
    2pm to 4pm 

  • 12am to 5am   
    CALM:  1–3 mph, Light air
  • 5am to 7am
    BREEZY: 5–6 mph, Light breeze
  • 7am to 10am
    BREEZY: 8–10 mph, Moderate breeze
  • 10am to 8pm
    BREEZY: 13–16 mph, Moderate breeze
    WIND GUSTS: WINDY: 26–30 mph, Strong breeze
  • 8pm to 12am
    BREEZY: 9–11 mph, Moderate breeze
    WIND GUSTS: BREEZY: 22–24 mph, Fresh breeze 
  • Partly Cloudy
  • 12am to 6am 
  • Sunset: 7:56 p.m. 

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Radar as of 1:00am Sunday  Credit: Wunderground
  • 12pm to 2pm 
    35% widely scattered chance of Rain and Thunder
  • 2pm to 6pm 
    47% increasing to 58% scattered chance of Rain and Thunder
  • 6pm to 8pm
    32% widely scattered chance of Rain and Thunder
May 5
  • Low:   42°
    High:  64°
  • Mostly Sunny
  • no precipitation   
May 6
  • Low:   41°
    High:  62°
  • Mostly Sunny
  • no precipitation   
May 7
  • Low:   41°
    High:  67°
  • Mostly Sunny
  • no precipitation
May 8
  • Low:   45°
    High:  67°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • 12pm to 6pm
    31% widely scattered chance of Rain 
  • 6pm to 12am
    40% scattered chance of Rain
May 9
  • Low:   53°
    High:  66°
  • Cloudy
  • 12am to 12am
    40% scattered chance of Rain and Thunder
May 10
  • Low:   55°
    High:  69°
  • Cloudy
  • 12am to 12pm
    40% scattered chance of Rain and Thunder
Update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service station located in Fairfield's Essex County Airport.  

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