Flood Watch Continues Sunday; West Essex Area Weather for Mar. 30


Updated as of 11:34 a.m. Sunday
The current temperature is 43° ~ Wind chill: 37°

At 4:24am Sunday, the National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch for northeast New Jersey, including West Essex. The Watch is expected to be in effect until 2 a.m. Monday morning. The advisory was issued due to the forecast for heavy rains and the ensuing potential for flooding of small streams. West Essex TAP will continue to monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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Hydrograph of observed and predicted river levels as of 9:15am Sunday  Credit: NOAA

The following information is according to the Advanced Hydrolic Prediction Service, for the Passaic River at Pine Brook:
  • As of 9:15am Sunday, the Passaic River at Pine Brook water level is at 16.57 feet
  • By Sunday morning at 1:53 a.m., the West Essex area had received a total of 4.07" of Rain
  • The forecast is calling for a total of 4.69" of Rain by 11am Monday
  • The river at this location floods at 19 feet
  • The river is expected to crest at 19.2 feet at 9pm Tuesday evening 
  • The river is then expected to lower to 19 feet by 10am Wednesday

  • Low:  42°    ~ Wind chill: 38°
    6am to 8am 
  • High:  46°
    2pm to 6pm 
  • 10am to 7pm
    BREEZY: 8–11 mph, Gentle breeze
  • 7pm to 12am
    BREEZY: 14–16 mph, Moderate breeze
  • Cloudy
  • Sunset: 7:19 p.m. 

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Radar as of 10:40am Sunday  Credit: Wunderground
  • Total Rainfall Accumulations:
    0.11" by 10:46pm Friday 
    3.10" by 11:59pm Saturday ~ Total: 3.21" Rain by 11:59pm Saturday
    0.86" by 1:53am   Sunday   ~ Total: 4.07" Rain by 1:53am Sunday
  • 12pm to 12am
    84% increasing to 89% highly likely chance of Rain
    0.05" of Rain by   2pm ~ Total Rain: 4.12" by 2pm
     of Rain by   8pm ~ Total Rain: 4.39" by 8pm

March 31
  • Low:  36° ~ Wind chill: 27°
    High:  48°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • 12am to 6am
    71% likely chance of Rain
    0.13" of Rain by   2am ~ Total Rain: 4.52" by 2am
  • 6am to 12pm
    57% scattered chance of Rain 
    of Rain by 11am ~ Total Rain: 4.69" by 11am
April 1
  • Low:  35° 
    High: 59°
  • Mostly Sunny
  • no precipitation
April 2
  • Low:  38° 
    High: 60°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • no precipitation
April 3
  • Low:  38° ~ Wind chill: 36°
    High:  57°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • 6pm to 12am
    40% scattered chance of Rain
April 4
  • Low:  41° ~ Wind chill: 37°
    High:  54°
  • Cloudy
  • 12am to 12am
    40% increasing to 50% scattered chance of Rain
April 5
  • Low:  41° ~ Wind chill: 36°
    High:  54°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • 12am to 12am
    49% decreasing to 43% scattered chance of Rain
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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