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Flash Flood Watch

May 16th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Flood Watch for portions of Maryland, The District of Columbia, Virginia, and West Virginia, including the entire WCBC service area:

* From Thursday afternoon through Friday evening

* Periods of rain will continue across the region through at least
  Friday. This rain will be heavy at times, with overall
  additional rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches. While flash
  flooding cannot be ruled out, the primary concern is flooding
  of small streams and low-lying areas. Streams are already
  elevated and soils saturated from earlier rainfall, increasing
  the flood threat.

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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July 28th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Allegany County through 11 am Friday. 

 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF MARYLAND…THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA…VIRGINIA AND WEST VIRGINIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN MARYLAND…CARROLL…CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY…CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MONTGOMERY…EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY…FREDERICK MD…NORTHWEST HOWARD…NORTHWEST MONTGOMERY…PRINCE GEORGES AND WASHINGTON. THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN VIRGINIA…ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA… CLARKE…EASTERN HIGHLAND…EASTERN LOUDOUN…FAIRFAX… FREDERICK VA…NORTHERN FAUQUIER…NORTHERN VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE…PAGE…PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK… RAPPAHANNOCK…ROCKINGHAM…SHENANDOAH…WARREN…WESTERN HIGHLAND AND WESTERN LOUDOUN. IN WEST VIRGINIA…BERKELEY… EASTERN GRANT…EASTERN MINERAL…EASTERN PENDLETON… HAMPSHIRE…HARDY…JEFFERSON…MORGAN…WESTERN GRANT… WESTERN MINERAL AND WESTERN PENDLETON.

* THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING

* AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TONIGHT OVER SOUTHERN VIRGINIA AND TRACK NORTHEAST ACROSS NORTHEAST MARYLAND AND NEW JERSEY FRIDAY. SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON WILL CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY MORNING. GIVEN AMPLE MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY… SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS WITH RAINFALL RATES OF AN INCH OR TWO PER HOUR AT TIMES. THIS MAY RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS… CREEKS AND URBAN AREAS.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CARROLL … CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY … CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MONTGOMERY … EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY … FREDERICK … NORTHWEST HOWARD … NORTHWEST MONTGOMERY … PRINCE GEORGES … WASHINGTON

Instructions:

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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