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FLOOD WATCH : CANCELED!

[ 0 ] March 2, 2012 |

Via NWS: The areas shaded in dark green are under a flood watch until 7AM Saturday morning.

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
426 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 7AM SATURDAY…

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-
HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES-
ANNE ARUNDEL-AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-
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…STAUNTON…
WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…FRONT ROYAL…CHARLOTTESVILLE…
LEESBURG…CULPEPER…MANASSAS…MANASSAS PARK…FAIRFAX…
ALEXANDRIA…FALLS CHURCH…FREDERICKSBURG…WARRENTON
426 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS EXPANDED
THE

* FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE THE WASHINGTON AND BALTIMORE METROPOLITAN
AREAS…PORTIONS OF NORTHERN MARYLAND AS WELL AS NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL VIRGINIA.

* THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING

* PERIODS OF MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN ALONG WITH ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY
MORNING. SOIL REMAINS SATURATED DUE TO PREVIOUS RAINFALL EARLIER
THIS WEEK. RAINFALL AMOUNTS AROUND ONE HALF TO ONE INCH ARE
EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA. HOWEVER…ISOLATED AMOUNTS OVER ONE
INCH ARE POSSIBLE IN BANDS OF HEAVIER RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS.
THE RAINFALL WILL COMBINE WITH SATURATED SOIL TO ENHANCE THE
THREAT FOR CREEKS AND STREAMS TO RISE OUT OF THEIR BANKS AND
ALSO FOR FLOODING IN URBAN 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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