Saturday Flood Warning Remains in Effect; West Essex Area Weather for May 3


Updated as of 6:15 a.m. Saturday
The temperature went up to 66° todaythe current temperature is 49° 

At 5:12 a.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 5:15am Saturday, the Passaic River at Pine Brook water level is at 20.17 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:   48°
    5am to 7am
  • High:  68°
    3pm to 5pm 
  • 12am to 10am   
    CALM:  1–3 mph, Light air
  • 10am to 12pm
    BREEZY: 5–7 mph, Light breeze
  • 12pm to 8pm
    BREEZY: 8–10 mph, Moderate breeze
  • 8pm to 12am
    BREEZY: 7 mph, Light breeze 
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunset: 7:55 p.m. 

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Radar as of 5:40am Saturday  Credit: Wunderground
  • 12pm to 9pm 
    33% widely scattered chance of Rain and Thunder
May 4
  • Low:   47°
    High:  64°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • 12pm to 6pm 
    41% scattered chance of Rain 
May 5
  • Low:   43°
    High:  65°
  • Mostly Sunny
  • no precipitation   
May 6
  • Low:   42°
    High:  64°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • no precipitation   
May 7
  • Low:   43°
    High:  67°
  • Mostly Sunny
  • no precipitation
May 8
  • Low:   46°
    High:  68°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • 6am to 6pm
    33% increasing to 36% widely scattered chance of Rain 
  • 6pm to 12am
    44% scattered chance of Rain
May 9
  • Low:   53°
    High:  72°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • 12am to 6am
    44% scattered chance of Rain
  • 6am to 12am
    37% widely 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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