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Flood Watch Extended Until Sunday Evening : 3.12.10 : Update 9:50 PM

[ 0 ] March 12, 2010 |
A Flood Watch has been extended for Nelson and much of the area until Sunday evening. Click on image for the absolute latest updates from the National Weather Service.

A Flood Watch has been extended for Nelson and much of the area until Sunday evening. Click on image for the absolute latest updates from the National Weather Service.

Nelson County, Virginia
FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
950 PM EST FRI MAR 12 2010

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* THE WASHINGTON AND BALTIMORE METROPOLITAN AREAS…NORTH-CENTRAL
AND WESTERN MARYLAND…LOWER SOUTHERN MARYLAND…EASTERN WEST
VIRGINIA…AND NORTHERN AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA

* THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

* LOW PRESSURE WILL BRING PERIODS OF RAIN THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.
THE HEAVIEST RAIN IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR OVERNIGHT AND SATURDAY.
WIDESPREAD RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES CAN BE
EXPECTED…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* THESE RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BRING THE LIKELIHOOD OF FLOODING FOR
SMALL STREAMS…CREEKS AND URBAN AREAS OVERNIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY. ADDITIONALLY…MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING OF FEEDER
CREEKS AND STREAMS OF THE POTOMAC AND SHENANDOAH RIVERS IS
LIKELY TO START LATE TONIGHT AND LAST THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.
ALONG THE MAINSTEM POTOMAC RIVER…MODERATE FLOODING IS LIKELY
TO START SATURDAY AT PAW PAW…HARPERS FERRY…POINT OF ROCKS
AND LITTLE FALLS…AND LAST THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. ALONG THE
MAINSTEM SHENANDOAH RIVER…MODERATE FLOODING IS LIKELY AT AND
DOWNSTREAM OF MILLVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

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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