Flash Flooding Possible in Shenandoah Country

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Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 1038 AM EDT Wed Aug 1 2018


Washington-Extreme Western Allegany-Central and Eastern Allegany- Augusta-Rockingham-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-Warren-Clarke- Western Highland-Eastern Highland-Hampshire-Morgan-Berkeley- Jefferson-Hardy-Western Grant-Eastern Grant-Western Mineral- Eastern Mineral-Western Pendleton-Eastern Pendleton- Including the cities of Hagerstown, Frostburg, Cumberland, Staunton, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft, Harrisonburg, Strasburg, Woodstock, Mount Jackson, New Market, Winchester, Luray, Shenandoah, Stanley, Front Royal, Berryville, Hightown, Monterey, Romney, Paw Paw, Martinsburg, Charles Town, Shepherdstown, Moorefield, Bayard, Mount Storm, Petersburg, Elk Garden, Antioch, Keyser, New Creek, Ridgeville, Russelldale, Headsville, Fort Ashby, Riverton, Brandywine, Franklin, Oak Flat, Ruddle, and Sugar Grove 1038 AM EDT Wed Aug 1 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, including   the following areas, in Maryland, Central and Eastern   Allegany, Extreme Western Allegany, and Washington. In   Virginia, Augusta, Clarke, Eastern Highland, Frederick VA,   Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Warren, and Western Highland. In   West Virginia, Berkeley, Eastern Grant, Eastern Mineral,   Eastern Pendleton, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Morgan,   Western Grant, Western Mineral, and Western Pendleton.

* Through Thursday afternoon

* Numerous showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon   across the Blue Ridge and Appalachians and nearby ridges.   Multiple rounds of torrential rainfall will be possible for   targeted areas through Thursday. Given saturated soil from   recent rainfall, repetitive heavy rain may result in flash   flooding.

* Urban areas, locations along small streams and creeks, and poor   drainage areas are most vulnerable to flash flooding.

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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