Flood warning issued for Northern Chautauqua County

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Flood Warning for…Southwestern Erie County in western New York…Northeastern Chautauqua County in western New York…* Until 415 PM EST Friday.* At 409 PM EST, the very mild weather of the past twenty four hourshas resulted in a significant meltdown of our extensive snowpack.The water from the melted snow has entered area tributaries and is responsible for notable rises that have already placed some tributaries in action stage…which in most cases equates to at least three quarter bank full. During the course of tonight…these notable rises will be aggravated by rainfall amounts of a half to one inch. Currently there is one ice jam located near Versailles, but expect there to be additional ice jams as well on the Cattaraugus Creek, including the Sunset Bay area.