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FLOOD WATCH : Late Wednesday Night Into Thursday Morning

[ 0 ] April 29, 2020 |

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
424 AM EDT Wed Apr 29 2020

Washington-Central and Eastern Allegany-Augusta-Rockingham-
Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-Warren-Clarke-Nelson-Albemarle-
Greene-Madison-Rappahannock-Western Highland-Eastern Highland-
Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Central Virginia Blue Ridge-
Hampshire-Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson-Hardy-Eastern Grant-
Eastern Mineral-Western Pendleton-Eastern Pendleton-
Including the cities of Hagerstown, Cumberland, Staunton,
Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft, Harrisonburg, Strasburg, Woodstock,
Mount Jackson, New Market, Winchester, Luray, Shenandoah,
Stanley, Front Royal, Berryville, Lovingston, Charlottesville,
Stanardsville, Madison, Washington, Hightown, Monterey,
Big Meadows, Wintergreen, Romney, Paw Paw, Martinsburg,
Charles Town, Shepherdstown, Moorefield, Petersburg, Antioch,
Keyser, New Creek, Ridgeville, Russelldale, Headsville,
Fort Ashby, Riverton, Brandywine, Franklin, Oak Flat, Ruddle,
and Sugar Grove
424 AM EDT Wed Apr 29 2020

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING…

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of Maryland, Virginia, and West
Virginia, including the following areas, in Maryland, Central
and Eastern Allegany and Washington. In Virginia, Albemarle,
Augusta, Central Virginia Blue Ridge, Clarke, Eastern
Highland, Frederick, Greene, Madison, Nelson, Northern
Virginia Blue Ridge, Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham,
Shenandoah, Warren, and Western Highland. In West Virginia,
Berkeley, Eastern Grant, Eastern Mineral, Eastern Pendleton,
Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Morgan, and Western Pendleton.

* From late tonight through Thursday morning

* Widespread moderate to heavy rainfall is expected late tonight
through Thursday morning along and ahead of a strong cold front.
Widespread rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are expected with
the potential for up to 3 inches.

* This amount of rainfall could result in small stream and main
stem river flooding.

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
444 AM EDT Wed Apr 29 2020

…HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT…

.A deep area of low pressure will move slowly from the Midwest
into the Ohio Valley through Thursday. In advance of this
developing weather system, strengthening southerly flow later
today and tonight will draw Gulf moisture well northward across
the eastern U.S. Strong dynamics will combine with the abundant
moisture to support showers and thunderstorms. The main concern
will come with a narrow, yet strong line of thunderstorms with
very heavy rainfall, expected to move across the entire forecast
area from west to east during the overnight hours. Total rainfall
amounts are 2-3 inches along and near the Blue Ridge to generally
1.5 to 2 inches elsewhere. The ground across the entire region is
saturated from recent and repeated rainfall during the last
several months. Additional heavy rainfall during a period of short
duration could cause flash flooding, especially in areas of steep
mountainous terrain. However, of greater concern is flooding of
area creeks, streams, and rivers.

Giles-Pulaski-Montgomery-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-Roanoke-
Botetourt-Rockbridge-Summers-Monroe-Eastern Greenbrier-
Western Greenbrier-
Including the cities of Pearisburg, Radford, Pulaski, Blacksburg,
Floyd, New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs,
Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista, Hinton, Hix,
Union, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, Alderson, Quinwood, Duo,
and Rainelle
444 AM EDT Wed Apr 29 2020

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING…

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of Virginia and southeast West
Virginia, including the following areas, in Virginia,
Alleghany VA, Bath, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Giles,
Montgomery, Pulaski, Roanoke, and Rockbridge. In southeast
West Virginia, Eastern Greenbrier, Monroe, Summers, and
Western Greenbrier.

* From this evening through Thursday morning

* Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in southwest
Virginia later this afternoon will spread northeast during the
evening. Locally heavy rainfall is possible with this activity.
Overnight, a near solid line of thunderstorms with very heavy
rainfall is expected to track across the region from west to
east. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 1/2 inches during the
afternoon and overnight hours could result in flooding and/or
flash flooding.

* Flooding will be possible in areas of heavier rainfall and where
storms repeatedly move across the same localities. Creeks,
streams, rivers, and low-lying normally flood prone areas will
be subject to flooding.

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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