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Flash Flood Watch Issued

May 28th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of western Maryland and eastern
  West Virginia, including the following areas, in western
  Maryland, Central and Eastern Allegany and Extreme Western
  Allegany. In eastern West Virginia, Eastern Grant, Eastern
  Mineral, Western Grant, and Western Mineral.

* Until 10 PM EDT this evening

* Two rounds of showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy
  rainfall are expected across the northern Potomac Highlands
  through this evening. The first round is activity developing
  late this morning which will continue into the afternoon hours.
  A trough will move into the area late this afternoon and evening
  with more widespread showers and thunderstorms expected.
  Rainfall of 1 to 3 inches are expected. One hour flash flood
  guidance is in this area is 0.75 to 1.0 inch, so slow moving,
  heavy showers or thunderstorms could cause flash flooding.

* Flash flooding risk is for small streams particularly in urban
  areas like Cumberland.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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July 22nd, 2013 by WCBC Radio

FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 1001 AM EDT MON JUL 22 2013 FOR EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY-CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-WARREN-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON- RAPPAHANNOCK-WESTERN HIGHLAND-EASTERN HIGHLAND-HAMPSHIRE-HARDY-WESTERN GRANT-EASTERN GRANT-WESTERN MINERAL-EASTERN MINERAL-WESTERN PENDLETON-EASTERN PENDLETON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…FROSTBURG…CUMBERLAND…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…FRONT ROYAL…CHARLOTTESVILLE…
WASHINGTON…HIGHTOWN…MONTEREY…MOOREFIELD…BAYARD…MOUNT STORM…PETERSBURG…ELK GARDEN…KEYSER…FORT ASHBY…CIRCLEVILLE…FRANKLIN

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN MARYLAND…VIRGINIA AND NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…
IN WESTERN MARYLAND…CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY AND EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY. IN VIRGINIA…ALBEMARLE…AUGUSTA…EASTERN HIGHLAND…GREENE…MADISON…NELSON…PAGE…RAPPAHANNOCK… ROCKINGHAM…SHENANDOAH…WARREN AND WESTERN HIGHLAND. IN NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA…EASTERN GRANT…EASTERN MINERAL… EASTERN PENDLETON…HAMPSHIRE…HARDY…WESTERN GRANT…
WESTERN MINERAL AND WESTERN PENDLETON.

* NOON UNTIL MIDNIGHT…

* WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS…SOME HEAVY…WILL OCCUR OVER ALREADY SATURATED SOIL AND TERRAIN OVER THE POTOMAC HIGHLANDS…CENTRAL SHENANDOAH VALLEY…AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS. 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN IS
POSSIBLE FROM THE HEAVIEST ACTIVITY. THIS WOULD EXCEED THE 3 HOUR FLASH FLOOD GUIDANCE FOR THE WATCH AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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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