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FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING

[ 0 ] May 30, 2018 |

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
424 AM EDT Wed May 30 2018

Augusta-Rockingham-Page-Nelson-Albemarle-Greene-Madison-
Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Central Virginia Blue Ridge-
Including the cities of Staunton, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft,
Harrisonburg, Luray, Shenandoah, Stanley, Lovingston,
Charlottesville, Stanardsville, Madison, Big Meadows,
and Wintergreen
424 AM EDT Wed May 30 2018

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING…

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Virginia, northwest
Virginia, and western Virginia, including the following areas,
in central Virginia, Albemarle, Central Virginia Blue Ridge,
Greene, and Nelson. In northwest Virginia, Madison, Northern
Virginia Blue Ridge, and Page. In western Virginia, Augusta
and Rockingham.

* From noon EDT today through this evening

* Numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of producing heavy
rainfall are expected this afternoon and evening. Localized
rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected.

* Rapid rises of creeks and streams will be possible due to
torrential rainfall, potentially spilling beyond their banks.
Flash flooding may develop quickly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

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

&&

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HTS
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
355 AM EDT Wed May 30 2018

…Flash flooding from torrential downpours still possible
through early this evening…

.The broad circulation around the remnants of Alberto will
continue to pump tropical moisture into the region today. Higher
rainfall rates from showers and embedded thunderstorms are
possible especially this afternoon and evening. The resulting
heavy rainfall will impact many locations with already saturated
ground. This will heighten the risk of flash flooding.

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Botetourt-Rockbridge-Amherst-
Including the cities of Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista,
and Amherst
355 AM EDT Wed May 30 2018

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of central Virginia and
west central Virginia, including the following areas, in
central Virginia, Amherst. In west central Virginia, Botetourt
and Rockbridge.

* Through this evening

* Abundant tropical moisture will again lead to more showers and
thunderstorms that could produce very heavy rainfall in spots
through early this evening. Rainfall totals could reach 1 to 2
inches within the heavier downpours with locally higher amounts
possible.

* Flash flooding will be possible in areas of torrential
rainfall. Flash flooding of streams and creeks may develop very
quickly under these circumstances.

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.

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