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Flood Watch In Effect From Tuesday Afternoon Until Wednesday Morning – CANCELED

[ 0 ] September 29, 2015 |

Via NWS : A Flood Watch is in effect for the areas shaded in green.

FLOOD WATCHNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC

827 AM EDT TUE SEP 29 2015

AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-WARREN-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-

MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-NORTHERN VA BLUE RIDGE-CENTRAL VA BLUE RIDGE-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…STUARTS DRAFT…

HARRISONBURG…STRASBURG…WOODSTOCK…MOUNT JACKSON…

NEW MARKET…LURAY…SHENANDOAH…STANLEY…FRONT ROYAL…

LOVINGSTON…CHARLOTTESVILLE…STANARDSVILLE…MADISON…

WASHINGTON…BIG MEADOWS…WINTERGREEN

827 AM EDT TUE SEP 29 2015
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON

THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS EXPANDED

THE
* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA…

  NORTHERN VIRGINIA…NORTHWEST VIRGINIA AND WESTERN VIRGINIA…

  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING IN CENTRAL …VIRGINIA…ALBEMARLE…

  GREENE AND NELSON. IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…CENTRAL VA BLUE

  RIDGE AND NORTHERN VA BLUE RIDGE. IN NORTHWEST VIRGINIA…

  MADISON…PAGE…RAPPAHANNOCK…ROCKINGHAM…SHENANDOAH AND

  WARREN. IN WESTERN VIRGINIA…AUGUSTA.
* FROM 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE

  CENTRAL APPALACHIANS AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT THIS AFTERNOON. THIS

  IS TROPICAL MOISTURE SO RAINFALL RATES WILL BE INTENSE. ALSO

  THERE WILL BE POTENTIAL FOR TRAINING OR REPEATED THUNDERSTORM

  ACTIVITY OVER THE SAME AREAS WHICH FURTHER INCREASES THE RISK

  OF FLOODING.
* TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN ARE LIKELY FROM THE BLUE RIDGE TO THE

  ALLEGHENY MOUNTAINS…MUCH OF WHICH SHOULD FALL IN A SHORT

  PERIOD OF TIME. THESE AMOUNTS COULD RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING OF

  SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD

TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION

SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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