Flood Watch Tonight, Tomorrow

Wednesday, March 09, 2011 – Steve Fermier
 
THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND EASTERN MARYLAND…THE DISTRICT OF
  COLUMBIA AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA…EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE.

* FROM 6 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

* PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION
  AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT THIS EVENING INTO THURSDAY. BY THE TIME
  THE FRONT CLEARS THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT…UP TO 3 INCHES OF
  RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* THE FORECASTED RAINFALL AMOUNTS LIKELY WILL CAUSE FLOODING OFLOW LYING AREAS…AS WELL AS CAUSE SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS TO   RISE OUT OF THEIR BANKS. THE RUNOFF WOULD THEN CREATE   SIGNIFICANT RISES ON AREA RIVERS.

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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