Flash Flooding in Sharon


Too much rain! A thunderstorm in Dutchess County New York moved into the town of Sharon this afternoon dropping an incredible amount of rain in a short period of time. Doppler Radar from Albany indicated 2.50″-3.00″ of rain near the center of Sharon while a viewer told our assignment desk they picked up 3.30″ of rain in 1 hour and 5 minutes!

The torrential rain resulted in flash flooding. Streams and small rivers quickly rose out of their banks. Some driveways washed away and some homes and businesses were flooded as well. Here’s a look at some of the flooding outside of the Sharon Country Inn.

Sharon Country Inn / Courtesy: Whitney Hutton

Sharon Country Inn / Courtesy: Whitney Hutton

Flash flooding in Sharon

Flash flooding in Sharon

The threat for flooding will return tomorrow as more moisture streams up the coast. Our computer models indicate the biggest threat for flooding will be in western sections of Connecticut and Massachusetts.

As for rainfall records it appears Windsor Locks will end the month of June with just shy of 11.00″ of rain. This will make it #2 on the all-time wettest June list behind June of 1982. The rain in ’82 produced devastating flash flooding in southern Connecticut. Bradley Airport recieved 5.88″ of rain on June 5th, 1982 which is the 4th highest rainfall amount in a calendar day (only bested by 9/20/1938, 8/18/1955, and 8/19/1955).


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