Forecasters warn rain, melting snow could lead to high waters.
Just days after Syracuse received a fresh pile of snow, forecasters are predicting another another potentially problematic precipitate -- heavy rain.
According to The Post-Standard, the Syracuse forecast is predicting a quarter to half an inch of rain over the course of today and another three-quarters to one inch tonight. When that rain is added to melting snow, flooding is possible in rivers, low-lying areas, urban areas and other locations with poor-drainage.
After the record rainfall of the past few days, high water levels and a fallen retaining wall threaten the Salmon River
Officials in Pulaski, New York are responding as the river rose twelve feet today. The fishing waters are in danger of mixing with raw sewage. Mayor Ernie Wheeler has declared the river a state of emergency. The constant rainfall caused the collapse of several retaining walls along the river banks of the Route 11 bridge, according to The Post-Standard.
Roads were closed and walls washed away in severe rains Thursday and early Friday morning.
The heavy rains Thursday through early Friday morning forced officials to close roads and bridges throughout Central New York, according to The Post-Standard. The rains were the remains of a tropical storm off of the Carolinas. Hancock International Airport reported 2.66 inches of rain on Thursday.
Yesterday's rainfall more than tripled the previous record amount for Sept. 30.
Syracuse received over 2.5 inches of rain Thursday, more than tripling the previous record for rainfall on Sept. 30. The previous record for the date was .82 inches in 1950. Cortland County also received more than 6.5 inches of rain. The rain comes from the remnants of a tropical storm off the Carolina shores, according to The Post-Standard.
Plus, rains flood the East Coast and rap artist Common comes to Syracuse University.
Upstate University Hospital has received an Outstanding Achievement Award, according to the Post Standard. The American College of Surgeons' Commission of Cancer awarded the Syracuse hospital for its excellent care of cancer patients. The award was created in 2004 and is based on surveys by doctors. This year's award was based on surveys conducted in just over 400 cancer care centers from across the United States in 2009.