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Flash Flood Watch Begins Sunday Afternoon

[ 0 ] January 23, 2010 |

Nelson County, Virginia
FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
108 PM EST SAT JAN 23 2010

WASHINGTON-EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY-CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-
HIGHLAND-AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-
CLARKE-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN-BERKELEY-
JEFFERSON-PENDLETON-HARDY-WESTERN GRANT-EASTERN GRANT-
WESTERN MINERAL-EASTERN MINERAL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HAGERSTOWN…FROSTBURG…CUMBERLAND…
STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…WINCHESTER…FRONT ROYAL…
CHARLOTTESVILLE…MARTINSBURG…CHARLES TOWN…BAYARD…
PETERSBURG…EMORYVILLE…HARTMANSVILLE…KEYSER…FORT ASHBY
108 PM EST SAT JAN 23 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF MARYLAND…VIRGINIA AND
NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA.

* FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING

* A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA SUNDAY AFTERNOON. RAINFALL
AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 1″ PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.
FLASH FLOOD GUIDANCE IS LOW – AS LITTLE AS 1″ IN AN HOUR OF RAIN
COULD CAUSE CREEKS AND STREAMS TO GO OUT OF THEIR BANKS.

* RAINFALL TOTALS APPROACHING 2″ WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING.

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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