Friday, June 23, 2006

Worrisome Weather Pattern

The river actually fell below 4.00' (Riegelsville gauge) for the first time in many months, but the forecast indicates that will be a short-lived drop. The stalled high pressure is allowing bands of heavy storms to drift up the coast and this could bring several inches of rain.

All the major non-tidal tributaries (Lackawaxen, Lehigh, Musconetcong, Tohickon) are at or below daily median flow as of this morning. It will be interesting to see how the predicted heavy storms impact the watershed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like an interesting idea John.

Haven't been following the weather too closely but sounds like some serious rain is possible. Not surprised when things open up and the creeks/rivers start rippin'. Something 'ya get used to after being along the river for well over 50 years. Luckily high enough above flood stage, although far too many are not. We need rain but hope a reasonable amount.