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NWS Posts Flood Watch For Wednesday

February 23rd, 2016 by WCBC Radio

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HASISSUED A FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF MARYLAND...VIRGINIA AND NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN MARYLAND...CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY...EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY AND WASHINGTON.  
IN NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA...BERKELEY...EASTERN GRANT...EASTERN MINERAL...EASTERN PENDLETON...HAMPSHIRE...HARDY...JEFFERSON...MORGAN...WESTERN GRANT...WESTERN MINERAL AND WESTERN PENDLETON.

* FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

* STRONG LOW PRESSURE OVER LOUISIANA WILL TRACK NORTHEAST WEST OF THE APPALACHIANS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. RAIN...HEAVY AT TIMES IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP WEDNESDAY AND PERSIST INTO THE EVENING.  WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED WITH HIGHER TOTALS UP TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE IN AREAS OF REPEATED ACTIVITY AND IN THUNDERSTORMS.

* DUE TO SATURATED GROUND...RAINS WILL TURN INTO RUNOFF WITH FLOODING OF SMALLER STREAMS AND CREEKS LIKELY. GENERAL INUNDATION OF LOW-LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS IS ALSO LIKELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS ON WCBC 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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