The former tropical storm Nicole dumped 3.42¹ inches of rain on Whitehall beginning Thursday evening, September 30th, 2010, and continued throughout Friday. The rain began slowly Thursday evening, but at about 10:30pm the heaviest rainfall began.
Gusts reached up to 42mph¹ and an overly saturated ground from a half inch of rain just two days prior caused a large amount of runoff and minor flash flooding. The Mettawee river crested at 6.59 feet above normal at 6:30pm².
The storm was a good test of the recent construction over the last two years on the storm drainage system. No significant flooding of village roadways occurred at previous problem spots.
¹ Data according to South Bay Computers weather station at South Bay, Whitehall, NY
² Data according to water.weather.gov station monitoring the Mettawee