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FLOOD WATCH : (CANCELED) For Most Areas

[ 0 ] May 17, 2018 |

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
425 PM EDT Thu May 17 2018

…Locally Heavy Rainfall Expected Through Friday…

.The combination of a weak stalled frontal boundary across West
Virginia and Virginia, and an area of low pressure laden with
tropical Gulf Moisture moving northward from the southern
Appalachians, will bring periods of heavy rain showers and a few
thunderstorms with torrential downpours to the central Mid-
Atlantic States. The Highlands of Virginia and West Virginia, and
into the High Country of North Carolina will be most susceptible
to rapid runoff of this rainfall due to the steep terrain.
Expected rainfall of 2 to 4 inches is possible through Friday,
some of this rain occurring in a very short period of time. If
this occurs, streams will rise rapidly and may quickly lead to
flash flooding.

Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Stokes-Rockingham-Caswell-Watauga-Wilkes-
Yadkin-Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Giles-Wythe-Pulaski-Montgomery-
Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-Roanoke-Botetourt-
Rockbridge-Patrick-Franklin-Bedford-Amherst-Henry-Pittsylvania-
Campbell-Appomattox-Buckingham-Halifax-Charlotte-Mercer-Summers-
Monroe-Eastern Greenbrier-Western Greenbrier-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Danbury,
Eden, Yanceyville, Boone, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Tazewell,
Marion, Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski,
Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax,
Floyd, New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs,
Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista, Stuart,
Rocky Mount, Bedford, Amherst, Martinsville, Danville, Lynchburg,
Appomattox, South Boston, Keysville, Bluefield, Flat Top, Hinton,
Hix, Union, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, Alderson, Quinwood,
Duo, and Rainelle
425 PM EDT Thu May 17 2018

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING…

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of North Carolina, Virginia, and southeast West
Virginia, including the following areas, in North Carolina,
Alleghany NC, Ashe, Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry,
Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In Virginia, Alleghany VA,
Amherst, Appomattox, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt,
Buckingham, Campbell, Carroll, Charlotte, Craig, Floyd,
Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Halifax, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick,
Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Smyth, Tazewell,
and Wythe. In southeast West Virginia, Eastern Greenbrier,
Mercer, Monroe, Summers, and Western Greenbrier.

* Through Friday evening.

* Rainfall of 2 to 4 inches is expected, some of this rain
occurring in a very short period of time.

* Expect flash flooding in areas of torrential rainfall.
Flooding of small streams, creeks, and smaller rivers may
occur with little warning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
Remember…TURN AROUND…DON`T DROWN!

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
156 PM EDT Thu May 17 2018

District of Columbia-Carroll-Northern Baltimore-
Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges-Anne Arundel-
Extreme Western Allegany-Central and Eastern Allegany-
Northwest Montgomery-Central and Southeast Montgomery-
Northwest Howard-Central and Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford-
Southeast Harford-Augusta-Nelson-Albemarle-Greene-Madison-
Rappahannock-Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax-
Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Northern Fauquier-
Western Highland-Eastern Highland-Eastern Loudoun-
Central Virginia Blue Ridge-Western Mineral-Eastern Mineral-
Including the cities of Washington, Eldersburg, Westminster,
Reisterstown, Cockeysville, Baltimore, Bowie,
Suitland-Silver Hill, Clinton, College Park, Greenbelt, Laurel,
Camp Springs, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Severn, South Gate,
Severna Park, Arnold, Odenton, Frostburg, Cumberland, Germantown,
Damascus, Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring,
Lisbon, Columbia, Ellicott City, Jarrettsville, Aberdeen,
Staunton, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft, Lovingston, Charlottesville,
Stanardsville, Madison, Dale City, Manassas, Woodbridge,
Lake Ridge, Montclair, Reston, Herndon, Annandale, Centreville,
Chantilly, McLean, Franconia, Arlington, Alexandria, Warrenton,
Hightown, Monterey, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Wintergreen,
Elk Garden, Antioch, Keyser, New Creek, Ridgeville, Russelldale,
Headsville, and Fort Ashby
156 PM EDT Thu May 17 2018

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING…

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Maryland, The District of Columbia, Virginia, and
eastern West Virginia, including the following areas, in
Maryland, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Central and Eastern Allegany,
Central and Southeast Howard, Central and Southeast
Montgomery, Extreme Western Allegany, Northern Baltimore,
Northwest Harford, Northwest Howard, Northwest Montgomery,
Prince Georges, Southeast Harford, and Southern Baltimore. The
District of Columbia. In Virginia, Albemarle, Arlington/Falls
Church/Alexandria, Augusta, Central Virginia Blue Ridge,
Eastern Highland, Eastern Loudoun, Fairfax, Greene, Madison,
Nelson, Northern Fauquier, Prince William/Manassas/Manassas
Park, Rappahannock, and Western Highland. In eastern West
Virginia, Eastern Mineral and Western Mineral.

* Through Saturday morning

* Periods of rain will continue across the region through at least
Friday night. This rain will be heavy at times, with overall
additional rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches. While flash
flooding cannot be ruled out, the primary concern is flooding of
small streams and low-lying areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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