The powerful storm front that affected the Northeast on the overnight of 10/31-11/1 caused many problems
such as the flooding which primarily affected Oneida and Herkimer Counties in CNY after 4-6 inches of rain
fell in about an 8 hour period. There were reports of possible tornados in Madison, NJ and Delaware County,
PA outside of Philadelphia along with high winds causing tree damage and power outages - on a personal
note I lost power at my home on LI for a 12 hour period on 11/1 - 1:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
Being a weather buff I was tracking the storm - it had a well-defined squall line of severe thunderstorms
along with very heavy rain - which ended up hitting the Hudson Valley north to eastern and central NY
quite hard taking note to the Utica area flooding. The huge temperature contrast of 25 degrees and more
on either side of the front contributed to how strong it turned out to be. If this front had daytime heating
with longer daylight to work with things could have been even worse than what actually happened...
I searched "Utica, NY Flooding 10/30-11/1/2019" finding reports and videos in the aftermath - example:
https://www.uticaod.com/news/20191031/u ... ugh-friday
Does anyone know how many washouts were reported on the Chicago Line and an idea of how Amtrak and
CSX trains were affected - were any detours used? Was there flooding in the Mohawk River valley eastward
towards Schenectady remembering the close proximity from one to the other?
The nice fall weather the entire Northeast is experiencing this weekend will help with cleanup and restoration
after these significant storms...MACTRAXX
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS