Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 3:57 PM EST on December 21, 2013
The Flood Warning continues for
the Mahoning river at Youngstown.
* From late tonight until further notice.
* At 3:15 PM Saturday the stage was 5.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by late tonight and rise to near
20.4 feet by Sunday evening. Additional rises are possible
* At 20.5 feet... major flooding will occur in Industrial areas east
of US 680. Floodwaters may reach depths of 2 to 4 feet along
railraod tracks in this area.
* At 20.0 feet... river gage flooded. Major flooding along low lying
areas of Youngstown.
* At 15.0 feet... flooding will spread into Industrial areas along the
* At 10.0 feet... flooding occurs in lowland areas near Youngstown.
Low lying secondary roads may be flooded.
234 PM EST Sat Dec 21 2013
... Flood Warning remains in effect for rain and melting snow in
Richland... Morrow... Marion... Knox... Crawford and Ashland counties in
north central Ohio... and Wayne... Trumbull... Summit... Stark...
Portage... Medina... Mahoning and Holmes counties in northeast Ohio...
and Wyandot County in Northwest Ohio until 1130 am EST Sunday...
At 235 PM EST... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
rain across the warning area. Some minor flooding was being reported
especially in low lying areas near stream... creeks and fields.
Rainfall amounts overnight and into the afternoon have been in the
inch to inch and a half range. Through daybreak Sunday many
locations will receive another 2 inches of rain and some more.
As more rain moves in... the flooding will become more widespread and
will not be limited to typical low lying areas. Many streams will
come out of their banks and many roads will be flooded. Flooding
will occur along the Black Fork tonight near Shelby and Loudonville
and other spots along the river. The Sandusky river will likely
flood in Bucyrus tonight.
The flooding could become dangerous tonight when the heavier rain
moves in. The water levels will rise rapidly... especially if
thunderstorms develop. Flash flood warnings may have to be issued.
People will need to be ready to take quick action to protect lives
Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely. Turn around... don't drown!
Lat... Lon 4028 8276 4041 8292 4051 8342 4082 8351
4099 8345 4100 8244 4106 8236 4100 8218
4114 8217 4127 8197 4135 8100 4150 8099
4150 8052 4090 8053 4094 8109 4074 8109
4065 8164 4045 8170 4046 8218 4025 8220
Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 3:23 PM EST on December 21, 2013
... Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday afternoon...
The Flood Watch continues for
* portions of Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania... including the
following areas... in Ohio... Ashland... Ashtabula inland...
Ashtabula Lakeshore... Crawford... Cuyahoga... Erie OH... Geauga...
Hancock... Holmes... Huron... Knox... Lake... Lorain... Lucas...
Mahoning... Marion... Medina... Morrow... Ottawa... Portage...
Richland... Sandusky... Seneca... Stark... Summit... Trumbull...
Wayne... wood and Wyandot. In northwest Pennsylvania... Crawford
PA... northern Erie and southern Erie.
* Through Sunday afternoon
* excessive rainfall combined with snow melt will produce a flood
threat through Sunday. Additional rainfall amounts are expected
to range from an inch and a half to two and a half inches. The
ground is already saturated from rain and snow melt so rapid
rises of water will be possible.
* Flooding along streams and low lying areas may cause the closure
of some roads and cause yard and field flooding. Area rivers
will likely exceed flood stage... with some reaching moderate to
major flood levels.
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. Stay tuned to weather radio for further details or
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