PEQUANNOCK RIVER CONDITIONS
|Pequannock River - Macopin Intake Dam, West Milford, NJ, USGS Current Data at |
Height: feet Flow: ft3/sec Temperature:°C (32°F)
|rt23.com Weather Station|
|Morristown Municipal, NJ, United States (KMMU) 40-48N 074-25W|
|Aug 18, 2017 - 06:45 PM EDT / 2017.08.18 2245 UTC|
|Visibility: 2 1/2 mile(s)|
|Sky conditions: overcast|
|Weather: rain; mist|
|Temperature: 77 F (25 C)|
|Dew Point: 77 F (25 C)|
|Relative Humidity: 100%|
|Pressure (altimeter): 29.78 in. Hg (1008 hPa)|
updated: 624 PM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 455 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms this evening, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall this evening. Lows in the upper 60s. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds around 5 mph.
Partly cloudy in the evening, then clearing. Lows in the lower 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
Clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows around 60. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Doppler Radar Map for New Jersey
This is the latest Doppler Radar Map for New
Jersey from the National Weather Service. This image is generated at
the National Weather Service's Mount Holly, New Jersey station by
NEXRAD (Next Generation Radar) obtains weather
information (precipitation and wind) based upon returned energy. The
radar emits a burst of energy (green). If the energy strikes an object
(rain drop, bug, bird, etc), the energy is scattered in all directions
(blue). A small fraction of that scattered energy is directed back
toward the radar. This reflected signal is then received by the radar
during its listening period. Computers analyze the strength of the
returned pulse, time it took to travel to the object and back, and
phase shift of the pulse. This process of emitting a signal, listening
for any returned signal, then emitting the next signal, takes place
very fast, up to around 1300 times each second.
NEXRAD spends the vast amount of time "listening"
for returning signals it sent. When the time of all the pulses each
hour are totaled (the time the radar is actually transmitting), the
radar is "on" for about 7 seconds each hour. The remaining 59 minutes
and 53 seconds are spent listening for any returned signals. The
ability to detect the "shift in the phase" of the pulse of energy makes
NEXRAD a Doppler radar. The phase of the returning signal typically
changes based upon the motion of the raindrops (or bugs, dust, etc.).
This Doppler effect was named after the Austrian
physicist, Christian Doppler, who discovered it. You have most likely
experienced the "Doppler effect" around trains. As a train passes your
location, you may have noticed the pitch in the train's whistle
changing from high to low. As the train approaches, the sound waves
that make up the whistle are compressed making the pitch higher than if
the train was stationary. Likewise, as the train moves away from you,
the sound waves are stretched, lowering the pitch of the whistle. The
faster the train moves, the greater the change in the whistle's pitch
as it passes your location. The same effect takes place in the
atmosphere as a pulse of energy from NEXRAD strikes an object and is
reflected back toward the radar. The radar's computers measure the
phase change of the reflected pulse of energy which then convert that
change to a velocity of the object, either toward or from the radar.
Information on the movement of objects either toward or away from the
radar can be used to estimate the speed of the wind. This ability to
"see" the wind is what enables the National Weather Service to detect
the formation of tornados which, in turn, allows them to issue tornado
warnings with more advanced notice.