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Nelson & Wintergreen : Flood Watch Continues Through Thursday Evening

[ 0 ] March 9, 2011 |

Via NWS : A Flood Watch is in effect for Nelson, Wintergreen and most of the area from Wednesday evening until Thursday evening. Heavy rain is likely. Look to the right under Nelson Weather Alerts for the latest text updates.

FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
401 PM EST WED MAR 9 2011

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-
HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES-
ANNE ARUNDEL-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-LOUDOUN-
ORANGE-CULPEPER-PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-
NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WASHINGTON…FREDERICK…WESTMINSTER…
GAITHERSBURG…COLUMBIA…BALTIMORE…ANNAPOLIS…
CHARLOTTESVILLE…LEESBURG…CULPEPER…MANASSAS…
MANASSAS PARK…FAIRFAX…ALEXANDRIA…FALLS CHURCH…
FREDERICKSBURG…WARRENTON
401 PM EST WED MAR 9 2011

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN MARYLAND…THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA…
AND CENTRAL AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA…EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE.

* THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

* PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION
AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING. BY THE
TIME THE FRONT CLEARS THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT…TWO THE THREE
INCHES OF RAIN WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO FOUR INCHES WILL BE
POSSIBLE.

* THE FORECASTED RAINFALL AMOUNTS LIKELY WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF
LOW LYING AREAS…AS WELL AS CAUSE SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS TO
RISE OUT OF THEIR BANKS. THE RUNOFF WOULD THEN CREATE
SIGNIFICANT RISES ON AREA RIVERS.

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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