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FLOOD WATCH : Friday PM To Saturday PM Across Blue Ridge : Heavy Rains & Snow Melt (Replaced & Updated)

[ 0 ] December 13, 2018 |

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This previous FLOOD WATCH has been updated with a more recent one, click here.

FLOOD WATCH
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
429 AM EST Fri Dec 14 2018

District of Columbia-Frederick MD-Carroll-Northern Baltimore-
Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges-Anne Arundel-Charles-St. Marys-
Calvert-Northwest Montgomery-Central and Southeast Montgomery-
Northwest Howard-Central and Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford-
Southeast Harford-Nelson-Albemarle-Greene-Madison-Rappahannock-
Orange-Culpeper-Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax-
Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Stafford-Spotsylvania-
King George-Northern Fauquier-Southern Fauquier-Western Loudoun-
Eastern Loudoun-
Including the cities of Washington, Frederick, Ballenger Creek,
Eldersburg, Westminster, Reisterstown, Cockeysville, Baltimore,
Bowie, Suitland-Silver Hill, Clinton, College Park, Greenbelt,
Laurel, Camp Springs, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Severn, South Gate,
Severna Park, Arnold, Odenton, St. Charles, Waldorf,
Lexington Park, California, Chesapeake Beach, Huntingtown,
Dunkirk, North Beach, Lusby, Prince Frederick, Germantown,
Damascus, Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring,
Lisbon, Columbia, Ellicott City, Jarrettsville, Aberdeen,
Lovingston, Charlottesville, Stanardsville, Madison, Orange,
Gordonsville, Culpeper, Dale City, Manassas, Woodbridge,
Lake Ridge, Montclair, Reston, Herndon, Annandale, Centreville,
Chantilly, McLean, Franconia, Arlington, Alexandria,
Falls Church, Falmouth, Fredericksburg, Dahlgren, Warrenton,
Turnbull, Purcellville, Leesburg, Ashburn, and Sterling
429 AM EST Fri Dec 14 2018

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Maryland, The District of Columbia, and Virginia,
including the following areas, in Maryland, Anne Arundel,
Calvert, Carroll, Central and Southeast Howard, Central and
Southeast Montgomery, Charles, Frederick MD, Northern
Baltimore, Northwest Harford, Northwest Howard, Northwest
Montgomery, Prince Georges, Southeast Harford, Southern
Baltimore, and St. Marys. The District of Columbia. In
Virginia, Albemarle, Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria,
Culpeper, Eastern Loudoun, Fairfax, Greene, King George,
Madison, Nelson, Northern Fauquier, Orange, Prince
William/Manassas/Manassas Park, Rappahannock, Southern
Fauquier, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Western Loudoun.

* From this evening through Saturday afternoon

* Moderate rainfall is expected with locally heavy rain
possible. Rainfall amounts around 1 to 2 inches are most
likely with locally higher amounts around 3 inches possible.
Runoff from the rainfall may cause creeks and streams to rise
out of their banks as well as the potential 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.

&&

$$
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
429 AM EST Fri Dec 14 2018

Washington-Augusta-Rockingham-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-Warren-
Clarke-Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Central Virginia Blue Ridge
Hampshire-Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson-Hardy-
Including the cities of Hagerstown, Staunton, Waynesboro,
Stuarts Draft, Harrisonburg, Strasburg, Woodstock, Mount Jackson,
New Market, Winchester, Luray, Shenandoah, Stanley, Front Royal,
Berryville, Big Meadows, Wintergreen, Romney, Paw Paw,
Martinsburg, Charles Town, Shepherdstown, and Moorefield
429 AM EST Fri Dec 14 2018

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of north central Maryland, Virginia, and West
Virginia, including the following areas, in north central
Maryland, Washington. In Virginia, Augusta, Central Virginia
Blue Ridge, Clarke, Frederick VA, Northern Virginia Blue
Ridge, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren. In West
Virginia, Berkeley, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, and Morgan.

* From this evening through Saturday afternoon

* Moderate rainfall is expected with locally heavy rain possible.
Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are most likely with locally
higher amounts of 3 inches possible. Runoff from the rainfall
combined with melted snow may cause creeks and streams to rise
out of their banks as well as the potential 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.

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
332 AM EST Fri Dec 14 2018

…FLOOD WATCH DUE TO RAINFALL AND SNOW MELT…

.Low pressure tracks from Texas to Alabama through Friday.
Rainfall will overspread a warm front ahead of this system today
into early Saturday before tapering off to showers in the
afternoon. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches, on top of several
inches of snow expected to melt, will bring the potential for
flooding especially in urban areas as well as streams and rivers.

Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Stokes-Rockingham-Caswell-Watauga-Wilkes-
Yadkin-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Patrick-Franklin-Bedford-Amherst-
Henry-Pittsylvania-Campbell-Appomattox-Buckingham-Halifax-
Charlotte-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Danbury,
Eden, Yanceyville, Boone, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Independence,
Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd, Stuart, Rocky Mount,
Bedford, Amherst, Martinsville, Danville, Lynchburg, Appomattox,
South Boston, and Keysville
332 AM EST Fri Dec 14 2018

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including the
following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe,
Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and
Yadkin. In Virginia, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Buckingham,
Campbell, Carroll, Charlotte, Floyd, Franklin, Grayson,
Halifax, Henry, Patrick, and Pittsylvania.

* From 1 PM EST this afternoon through Saturday afternoon

* 1 to 2 inches of rainfall will occur on top of several inches
of snow cover. Runoff from this plus melting snow may cause
flooding along streams, creeks and eventually rivers, as well
as urban areas.

* Those living along creeks and streams and rivers need to
monitor them Friday into the weekend. Main stem rivers,
especially the Dan and lower Roanoke Rivers may flood this
weekend.

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
332 AM EST Fri Dec 14 2018

…FLOOD WATCH DUE TO RAINFALL AND SNOW MELT…

.Low pressure tracks from Texas to Alabama through Friday.
Rainfall will overspread a warm front ahead of this system today
into early Saturday before tapering off to showers in the
afternoon. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches, on top of several
inches of snow expected to melt, will bring the potential for
flooding especially in urban areas as well as streams and rivers.

Wythe-Pulaski-Montgomery-Roanoke-Botetourt-Rockbridge
Including the cities of Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski, Blacksburg,
Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington, and Buena Vista
332 AM EST Fri Dec 14 2018

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of southwest Virginia and west
central Virginia, including the following areas, in southwest
Virginia, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Wythe. In west central
Virginia, Botetourt, Roanoke, and Rockbridge.

* From 1 PM EST this afternoon through Saturday afternoon

* 1 to 1.5 inches of rainfall will occur on top of several inches
of snow cover. Runoff from this plus melting snow may cause
flooding along streams, creeks and eventually rivers, as well as
urban areas.

* Those living along creeks and streams and larger rivers need to
monitor them Friday into the weekend.

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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