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FLOOD WATCH : Wednesday Morning Until Late Wednesday Night : February 24, 2016

[ 0 ] February 23, 2016 |

Via NWS : A FLOOD WATCH is in effect for almost all of Central Virginia and beyond from Wednesday morning through late Wednesday evening.

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
321 PM EST TUE FEB 23 2016

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NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-ORANGE-CULPEPER-
SPOTSYLVANIA-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-WESTERN HIGHLAND-
EASTERN HIGHLAND-NORTHERN VA BLUE RIDGE-CENTRAL VA BLUE RIDGE-
HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-HARDY-WESTERN GRANT-
EASTERN GRANT-WESTERN MINERAL-EASTERN MINERAL-WESTERN PENDLETON-
EASTERN PENDLETON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HAGERSTOWN…FROSTBURG…CUMBERLAND…
STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…STUARTS DRAFT…HARRISONBURG…
STRASBURG…WOODSTOCK…MOUNT JACKSON…NEW MARKET…WINCHESTER…
LURAY…SHENANDOAH…STANLEY…FRONT ROYAL…BERRYVILLE…
LOVINGSTON…CHARLOTTESVILLE…STANARDSVILLE…MADISON…
WASHINGTON…ORANGE…GORDONSVILLE…CULPEPER…FREDERICKSBURG…
WARRENTON…HIGHTOWN…MONTEREY…BIG MEADOWS…WINTERGREEN…
ROMNEY…PAW PAW…MARTINSBURG…CHARLES TOWN…SHEPHERDSTOWN…
MOOREFIELD…BAYARD…MOUNT STORM…PETERSBURG…ELK GARDEN…
KEYSER…FORT ASHBY…CIRCLEVILLE…FRANKLIN
321 PM EST TUE FEB 23 2016

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF MARYLAND…VIRGINIA AND NORTHEAST
WEST VIRGINIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN MARYLAND…
CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY…EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY AND
WASHINGTON. IN VIRGINIA…ALBEMARLE…AUGUSTA…CENTRAL VA
BLUE RIDGE…CLARKE…CULPEPER…EASTERN HIGHLAND…FREDERICK
VA…GREENE…MADISON…NELSON…NORTHERN FAUQUIER…NORTHERN
VA BLUE RIDGE…ORANGE…PAGE…RAPPAHANNOCK…ROCKINGHAM…
SHENANDOAH…SOUTHERN FAUQUIER…SPOTSYLVANIA…WARREN AND
WESTERN HIGHLAND. IN NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA…BERKELEY…
EASTERN GRANT…EASTERN MINERAL…EASTERN PENDLETON…
HAMPSHIRE…HARDY…JEFFERSON…MORGAN…WESTERN GRANT…
WESTERN MINERAL AND WESTERN PENDLETON.

* FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

* STRONG LOW PRESSURE OVER LOUISIANA WILL TRACK NORTHEAST WEST OF
THE APPALACHIANS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. RAIN…HEAVY AT TIMES IS
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP WEDNESDAY AND PERSIST INTO THE EVENING.
WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED WITH HIGHER
TOTALS UP TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE IN AREAS OF REPEATED ACTIVITY AND
IN THUNDERSTORMS.

* DUE TO SATURATED GROUND…RAINS WILL TURN INTO RUNOFF WITH
FLOODING OF SMALLER STREAMS AND CREEKS LIKELY. GENERAL
INUNDATION OF LOW-LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS IS ALSO LIKELY.

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
246 PM EST TUE FEB 23 2016

…ADDED RAINFALL ON SATURATED GROUND INCREASES THREAT FOR
FLOODING OVERNIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY…

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL APPROACH THE REGION FROM THE SOUTHWEST
TONIGHT AND PASS JUST WEST OF THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY. HEAVIER BANDS
OF SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED AS THIS SYSTEM
MOVES THROUGH THE AREA WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE. THE
GROUND ACROSS THE REGION IS TOTALLY SATURATED FROM REPEATED RECENT
RAINFALL AND SNOWFALL EVENTS. ADDITIONAL EXPECTED RAINFALL WILL
RESULT IN NEAR TOTAL RUNOFF INTO AREA CREEKS…STREAMS…AND
RIVERS. SOME OF THESE RIVERS WILL LIKELY RISE TO FLOOD LEVELS OVER
THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS THE RUNOFF FROM THE RAINFALL ONTO
SATURATED GROUND CONTINUES. AREAS WHICH SEEM TO BE AT THE GREATEST
RISK ARE THE ROANOKE…DAN…JAMES…YADKIN…AND NEW RIVER
BASINS. IN ADDITION…GENERAL INUNDATION FLOODING OF LOW-LYING AND
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS…ESPECIALLY IN URBAN LOCATIONS…APPEARS
LIKELY. LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY IN ANY
AREAS OF STRONGER CONVECTION…MAINLY ALONG AND EAST OF THE BLUE
RIDGE.

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CASWELL-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-BLAND-APPOMATTOX-BUCKINGHAM-HALIFAX-
CHARLOTTE-MERCER-SUMMERS-WESTERN GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…YANCEYVILLE…TAZEWELL…MARION…
BLAND…APPOMATTOX…SOUTH BOSTON…KEYSVILLE…BLUEFIELD…
FLAT TOP…HINTON…HIX…QUINWOOD…DUO…RAINELLE
246 PM EST TUE FEB 23 2016

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL NORTH
CAROLINA…VIRGINIA AND SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA…INCLUDING
THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA…
CASWELL. IN VIRGINIA…APPOMATTOX…BLAND…BUCKINGHAM…
CHARLOTTE…HALIFAX…SMYTH AND TAZEWELL. IN SOUTHEAST WEST
VIRGINIA…MERCER…SUMMERS AND WESTERN GREENBRIER.

* THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING

* RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1.0 TO 2.0 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS ON TOTALLY SATURATED GROUND FROM RECENT RAINFALL AND
SNOW MELT.

* FLOODING OF SMALLER CREEKS AND STREAMS IS LIKELY. LARGER MAIN-
STEM RIVER FLOODING CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED AS THE EVENT
CONTINUES INTO WEDNESDAY. GENERAL INUNDATION OF LOW-LYING AND
FLOOD PRONE AREAS IS LIKELY. URBAN FLOODING IN POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS ALSO LIKELY.

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.

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
246 PM EST TUE FEB 23 2016

…ADDED RAINFALL ON SATURATED GROUND INCREASES THREAT FOR
FLOODING OVERNIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY…

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL APPROACH THE REGION FROM THE SOUTHWEST
TONIGHT AND PASS JUST WEST OF THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY. HEAVIER BANDS
OF SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED AS THIS SYSTEM
MOVES THROUGH THE AREA WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE. THE
GROUND ACROSS THE REGION IS TOTALLY SATURATED FROM REPEATED RECENT
RAINFALL AND SNOWFALL EVENTS. ADDITIONAL EXPECTED RAINFALL WILL
RESULT IN NEAR TOTAL RUNOFF INTO AREA CREEKS…STREAMS…AND
RIVERS. SOME OF THESE RIVERS WILL LIKELY RISE TO FLOOD LEVELS OVER
THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS THE RUNOFF FROM THE RAINFALL ONTO
SATURATED GROUND CONTINUES. AREAS WHICH SEEM TO BE AT THE GREATEST
RISK ARE THE ROANOKE…DAN…JAMES…YADKIN…AND NEW RIVER
BASINS. IN ADDITION…GENERAL INUNDATION FLOODING OF LOW-LYING AND
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS…ESPECIALLY IN URBAN LOCATIONS…APPEARS
LIKELY. LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY IN ANY
AREAS OF STRONGER CONVECTION…MAINLY ALONG AND EAST OF THE BLUE
RIDGE.

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BEDFORD-AMHERST-HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-CAMPBELL-MONROE-
EASTERN GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WEST JEFFERSON…SPARTA…DOBSON…
DANBURY…EDEN…BOONE…WILKESBORO…YADKINVILLE…PEARISBURG…
WYTHEVILLE…RADFORD…PULASKI…BLACKSBURG…INDEPENDENCE…
WHITETOP…TROUTDALE…VOLNEY…GALAX…FLOYD…NEW CASTLE…
CLIFTON FORGE…COVINGTON…HOT SPRINGS…ROANOKE…SALEM…
FINCASTLE…LEXINGTON…BUENA VISTA…STUART…ROCKY MOUNT…
BEDFORD…AMHERST…MARTINSVILLE…DANVILLE…LYNCHBURG…UNION…
LEWISBURG…WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS…ALDERSON
246 PM EST TUE FEB 23 2016

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA…VIRGINIA AND SOUTHEAST WEST
VIRGINIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN NORTH CAROLINA…
ALLEGHANY NC…ASHE…ROCKINGHAM…STOKES…SURRY…WATAUGA…
WILKES AND YADKIN. IN VIRGINIA…ALLEGHANY VA…AMHERST…
BATH…BEDFORD…BOTETOURT…CAMPBELL…CARROLL…CRAIG…
FLOYD…FRANKLIN…GILES…GRAYSON…HENRY…MONTGOMERY…
PATRICK…PITTSYLVANIA…PULASKI…ROANOKE…ROCKBRIDGE AND
WYTHE. IN SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA…EASTERN GREENBRIER AND
MONROE.

* THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING

* RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1.5 TO 2.5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS ON TOTALLY SATURATED GROUND FROM RECENT RAINFALL AND
SNOW MELT.

* FLOODING OF SMALLER CREEKS AND STREAMS IS LIKELY. LARGER MAIN-
STEM RIVER FLOODING CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED AS THE EVENT
CONTINUES INTO WEDNESDAY. GENERAL INUNDATION OF LOW-LYING AND
FLOOD PRONE AREAS IS LIKELY. URBAN FLOODING IN POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS ALSO LIKELY.

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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