Flood Warning On The James River In Nelson & Surrounding : 1.24.10

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Via www.google.com maps : The general area affected by the Flood Warning in Nelson County. Click image for detailed map.
Via www.google.com maps : The general area affected by the Flood Warning in Nelson County. Click image for detailed map.

Nelson County, Virginia

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1034 AM EST SUN JAN 24 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG VA HAS ISSUED
A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN VIRGINIA.

JAMES RIVER AT LICK RUN AFFECTING BOTETOURT COUNTY
JAMES RIVER AT BUCHANAN AFFECTING BOTETOURT COUNTY
JAMES RIVER AT HOLCOMB ROCK AFFECTING AMHERST AND BEDFORD COUNTIES
JAMES RIVER AT BENT CREEK AFFECTING APPOMATTOX…BUCKINGHAM AND
NELSON COUNTIES

JAMES RIVER AT SCOTTSVILLE AFFECTING ALBEMARLE AND BUCKINGHAM
COUNTIES
JAMES RIVER NEAR BREMO BLUFF AFFECTING BUCKINGHAM AND FLUVANNA
COUNTIES

FOR THE UPPER JAMES…INCLUDING LICK RUN AND BUCHANAN…MODERATE
FLOODING IS FORECAST. FOR THE MIDDLE JAMES…INCLUDING HOLCOMB ROCK…
BENT CREEK…SCOTTSVILLE AND BREMO BLUFF…MODERATE FLOODING IS
FORECAST.

HEAVY RAINFALL IS FORECAST TO FALL ACROSS THE UPPER AND MIDDLE JAMES
RIVER BASINS OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS A STRONG UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OVER THE
CENTRAL U.S. DRAWS COPIOUS MOISTURE NORTHWARD INTO THE REGION. THIS IS
EXPECTED TO CAUSE SIGNIFICANT FLOODING ALONG THE JAMES RIVER. THE AMOUNT
OF RAIN THAT FALLS WILL BE CRITICAL TO THE ACCURACY OF THE FORECAST STAGES
SINCE THESE FLOOD FORECASTS ARE ENTIRELY BASED ON PREDICTED PRECIPITATION.
CURRENTLY ANYWHERE FROM 2 TO 3 INCHES IS FORECAST TO FALL ACROSS THE JAMES
BASIN OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. IF SUBSTANTIALLY LESS RAIN OCCURS THEN IS
FORECAST THEN THESE RIVER CRESTS COULD BE MUCH LOWER. CONVERSELY IF MORE
RAIN MATERIALIZES THAN IS FORECAST THEN CRESTS COULD BE EVEN HIGHER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS…THE WATER MAY BE MUCH DEEPER
THAN YOU THINK.

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET FOR LATER
STATEMENTS OR WARNINGS.

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