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Flood Watch In Effect Until 7PM This Evening : 11.19.09 – CANCELLED

[ 0 ] November 19, 2009 |
Via The National Weather Service : The Flood Watch Area highlighted in darker green. Click to enlarge view.

Via The National Weather Service : The Flood Watch Area highlighted in darker green. Click to enlarge view.

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1108 AM EST THU NOV 19 2009

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA…NORTHERN
VIRGINIA AND NORTHWEST VIRGINIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
AREAS…IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA…ALBEMARLE…GREENE…KING
GEORGE…NELSON…ORANGE AND SPOTSYLVANIA. IN NORTHERN
VIRGINIA…CULPEPER AND STAFFORD. IN NORTHWEST VIRGINIA…
MADISON.

* UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING

* LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED TODAY ASSOCIATED WITH
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. ALTHOUGH ANY THUNDERSTORMS
WONT BRING GUSTY WINDS…THEY CAN BRING A QUICK INCH TO AN INCH
AND A HALF OF RAINFALL. RECENT RAINFALL HAS CREATED MOIST
GROUND. WITHOUT LEAVES ON THE TREES…THIS COULD LEAD TO
FLOODING…ESPECIALLY IN LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE 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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