Thursday, September 29, 2016

Flash Flooding in Virginia

Posted by Douglas V. Gibbs
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From the National Weather Service:

Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday morning.

The Flash Flood Watch continues for:

  • Portions of Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and West Virginia, including the following areas, in Maryland. Anne Arundel, Calvert, Carroll, Central and Eastern Allegany, central and southeast Howard, central and southeast Montgomery, Charles, extreme western Allegany. Frederick MD, northern Baltimore, Northwest Harford. Northwest Howard, Northwest Montgomery, Prince Georges. Southeast Harford, Southern Baltimore, St. Marys and Washington. The District of Columbia. In Virginia. Albemarle, Arlington/falls Church/alexandria, Augusta. Central Virginia Blue Ridge, Clarke, Culpeper, Eastern Loudoun, Fairfax, Frederick VA, Greene, King George. Madison, Nelson, northern Fauquier, Northern Virginia Blue Ridge, orange, page, Prince William/manassas/manassas Park, Rappahannock, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Southern Fauquier, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren and Western Loudoun. In West Virginia, Berkeley, Eastern Grant, Eastern mineral, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Morgan, Western Grant and Western mineral.
  • Through Friday morning.
  • A powerful low pressure system over the Kentucky will bring periods of heavy rain to our area into Friday morning.
  • Widespread rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches are expected. Localized amounts up to a foot of rain are possible. Including along the eastern slopes of the Northern Virginia Blue Ridge and Catoctin Mountain in Maryland.
Recommended actions:

These Next few days will be a dangerous time, requiring more than the usual awareness, planning and preparations.

If you are near streams or drainage ditches, keep an eye on them and be ready to quickly seek higher ground. Water may rise rapidly.

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