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FLOOD WATCH – EXPIRED

[ 0 ] May 6, 2013 |

Via NWS: Flood Watches and other heavy rain related advisories are in effect for most of the area through Tuesday evening. Click on the map above to see the latest.

FLOOD WATCH
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
621 PM EDT TUE MAY 7 2013

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AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-
NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-ORANGE-CULPEPER-
NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-WESTERN HIGHLAND-
EASTERN HIGHLAND-HAMPSHIRE-HARDY-EASTERN GRANT-EASTERN MINERAL-
WESTERN PENDLETON-EASTERN PENDLETON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…
WINCHESTER…FRONT ROYAL…CHARLOTTESVILLE…WASHINGTON…
CULPEPER…WARRENTON…HIGHTOWN…MONTEREY…MOOREFIELD…
PETERSBURG…KEYSER…FORT ASHBY…CIRCLEVILLE…FRANKLIN
621 PM EDT TUE MAY 7 2013

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF THE POTOMAC HIGHLANDS OF EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA AND
VIRGINIA…CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE SHENANDOAH
VALLEY…AND THE CENTRAL FOOTHILLS OF VIRGINIA.

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT

* A SLOW-MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE
MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL THIS EVENING. LOCATIONS NEAR
THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS AND IN THE CENTRAL SHENANDOAH VALLEY
HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED TWO TO FIVE INCHES OF RAIN. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO
THREE INCHES.

* LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE SMALL STREAMS AND
CREEKS TO RISE OUT OF THEIR BANKS…OVERFLOWING LOW LYING ROADS.
NEVER DRIVE INTO FLOOD WATERS.

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.

&&

$$
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
621 PM EDT TUE MAY 7 2013

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STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-KING GEORGE-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF…FREDERICKSBURG
621 PM EDT TUE MAY 7 2013

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS EXPANDED
THE

* FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA…
INCLUDING KING GEORGE…SPOTSYLVANIA AND STAFFORD COUNTIES.

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT

* A SLOW-MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CAUSE MODERATE TO
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL THIS EVENING IN THE NORTHERN PIEDMONT
REGION. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO THREE INCHES.

* LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS TO
RISE OUT OF THEIR BANKS…OVERFLOWING LOW LYING ROADS. NEVER DRIVE
INTO FLOOD WATERS.

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.

&&

$$
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
346 PM EDT TUE MAY 7 2013

…FLOODING REMAINS POSSIBLE THROUGH MIDNIGHT…

.A SLOW MOVING UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL DRIFT ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING…PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR MODERATE TO
OCCASIONALLY HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE REGION. WHILE BANDS OF
CONTINUOUS RAIN PASS ACROSS AREAS THAT ARE SATURATED FROM
RAINFALL EARLIER TODAY IN THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS NORTH OF
INTERSTATE 81…SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING ACROSS
THE MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF THE INTERSTATE. THESE SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SLOW MOVING…AND MAY BEGIN TO TRAIN…
PASSING ACROSS THE SAME LOCATIONS REPEATEDLY. RAIN WILL BE HEAVY
AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON AREAWIDE…BUT ESPECIALLY ALONG THE BLUE
RIDGE…AS WELL AS THE EASTERN FACE OF OTHER PROMINENT RIDGES
ACROSS THE REGION.

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/O.CON.KRNK.FA.A.0003.000000T0000Z-130508T0400Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-
BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…RADFORD…PULASKI…BLACKSBURG…
GALAX…FLOYD…NEW CASTLE…CLIFTON FORGE…COVINGTON…
HOT SPRINGS…ROANOKE…SALEM…FINCASTLE…LEXINGTON…
BUENA VISTA…STUART…ROCKY MOUNT…BEDFORD…AMHERST
346 PM EDT TUE MAY 7 2013

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA…SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA…
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA…INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS…IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA…AMHERST. IN SOUTH
CENTRAL VIRGINIA…BEDFORD. IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA…CARROLL…
CRAIG…FLOYD…MONTGOMERY…PATRICK AND PULASKI. IN WEST
CENTRAL VIRGINIA…ALLEGHANY VA…BATH…BOTETOURT…
FRANKLIN…ROANOKE AND ROCKBRIDGE.

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT

* ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS AROUND AN INCH…WITH LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS…ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE CREST OF THE BLUE
RIDGE…AND A HALF OF AN INCH OR SO OVER THE REST OF THE WATCH
AREA.

* THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE FLOODING ALONG CREEKS…STREAMS AND
RIVERS…ALTHOUGH ISOLATED FLASH FLOODING COULD OCCUR ALONG
STEEPER TERRAIN.

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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