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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 11:28 PM EDT Mar. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
Washington County in north central Maryland...
Frederick County in north central Maryland...
northern Loudoun County in northern Virginia...
Jefferson County in the Panhandle of West Virginia...
eastern Berkeley County in the Panhandle of West Virginia...

* until 400 am EDT.

* At 1125 PM EDT, stream gauges indicate flooding was still
occurring across the warned area, including along the catoctin
creek in northern Loudoun County. At 1015 PM, the stream gauge on
the catoctin creek at Waterford reported a stage of 9.0 feet and
still rising. At 9 feet, portions of Route 662 begin to flood, and
at 10 feet, water approaches a building on Main Street in
Waterford.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Frederick, Hagerstown, Thurmont, Charles Town, Emmitsburg,
Shepherdstown, Municipal Stadium, Harry Grove Stadium, ballenger
creek, Robinwood, Brunswick, Walkersville, Fountainhead-Orchard
Hills, Ranson, Boonsboro, Smithsburg, Braddock Heights,
Paramount-Long Meadow, Wilson-Conococheague and Williamsport.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate Route.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.


Lat... Lon 3963 7727 3964 7731 3961 7730 3959 7724
      3950 7726 3928 7736 3922 7745 3915 7753
      3918 7780 3913 7783 3927 7804 3972 7781
      3972 7722


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1010 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

The river Flood Warning continues for
the Goose Creek near Leesburg.
* Until Friday evening.
* At 8 PM Thursday the stage was 9.8 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by late this evening and crest
near 14.0 feet by tomorrow morning. The river will fall below flood
stage by mid-afternoon tomorrow.
* Impact... at 14.0 feet, water approaches low spots along State
Route 733, Lime Kiln Road. Water is in the backyards of homes near
Highway 15, and reaches the underside of two low bridges over the
creek at Crooked bridge Lane. Portions of Goose Creek Golf course
are flooded.
* Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 14.1 feet
on may 1 2014.


River flood observed 1am 7am 1pm 7pm crest
location stage stg day time Fri Fri Fri Fri stg day time

Goose Creek
Leesburg 12.0 9.8 Thu 8 PM 13.6 14.0 12.2 8.6

Lat... Lon 3906 7766 3906 7757 3911 7753 3908 7748
      3901 7751 3899 7757 3900 7766


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912 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
the west central District of Columbia...
Loudoun County in northern Virginia...
southeastern Frederick County in northwestern Virginia...
the city of Fairfax in northern Virginia...
northwestern Arlington County in northern Virginia...
Fairfax County in northern Virginia...
northern Warren County in northwestern Virginia...
Clarke County in northwestern Virginia...
Fauquier County in northern Virginia...
the city of Manassas Park in northern Virginia...
Prince William County in northern Virginia...
the city of Manassas in northern Virginia...

* until 700 am EDT Friday.

* At 911 PM EDT, stream gauges indicate ongoing flooding across the
area. Numerous roads are closed due to high water.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Arlington, Centreville, Bethesda, Reston, Leesburg, Annandale,
Winchester, South Riding, Herndon, Fairfax, Vienna, Front Royal,
Falls Church, Broadlands, Lansdowne, Lowes Island, Brambleton,
Warrenton, Mantua and Pimmit Hills.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.


Lat... Lon 3920 7793 3914 7783 3919 7780 3917 7760
      3907 7746 3903 7726 3897 7722 3897 7715
      3894 7712 3897 7707 3847 7763 3841 7765
      3843 7776 3858 7788 3869 7790 3871 7799
      3880 7803 3898 7833 3911 7823 3921 7807


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