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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 5:58 PM EDT Mar. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* 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 midnight EDT Friday.

* At 554 PM EDT, Doppler radar heavy rain falling across the area
with one and a half to two inches of rain have already fallen.
Additional rainfall this evening of upwards of an inch will cause
flooding of small creeks and streams. The stream gauge on catoctin
creek in Waterford reported a stage of 7.4 feet and rising. At 8
feet, lowland fields near the creek begin to flood.

* 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...

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.

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
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415 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 2019

The National Weather Service in Sterling VA has issued a
* Flood Warning for
the Opequon creek near Martinsburg.
* From Friday morning until Friday evening.
* At 4 PM Thursday the stage was 3.8 feet and steady.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by tomorrow morning and crest
near 10.5 feet by early tomorrow afternoon. The river will fall
below flood stage by late tomorrow afternoon.
* Impact... at 11.0 feet... water begins to cover backyards of homes on
Bowers Road (county Road 1/1). Douglas Grove Road (county Road
9/16) is flooded and impassible. Water also approaches Golf course
Road (county Road 36) and Grapevine Road (county Road 9/14).
* Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 11.2 feet
on may 6 2017.



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

Opequon creek
Martinsburg 10.0 3.8 Thu 4 PM 5.3 8.7 10.3 10.5 Fri 1 PM

Lat... Lon 3929 7807 3932 7804 3943 7799 3955 7792
      3951 7786 3938 7792 3924 7800




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 5:41 PM EDT Mar. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect until 4 am EDT Friday...

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has expanded
the

* Flood Watch to include portions of north central Maryland and
the eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, including the following
areas, in north central Maryland, Washington. In West Virginia,
Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan.

* Until 4 am EDT Friday

* a widespread soaking rain around 2 inches is expected. Isolated
amounts of around 3 inches are possible. The steadiest rain is
expected through 10 PM this evening, with residual runoff persisting
through tonight.

* These rainfall amounts may cause small streams and creeks to
go out of their banks, as well as cause flooding of low-lying,
urban and poor drainage areas.

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.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 5:41 PM EDT Mar. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect until 4 am EDT Friday...

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has expanded
the

* Flood Watch to include portions of north central Maryland and
the eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, including the following
areas, in north central Maryland, Washington. In West Virginia,
Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan.

* Until 4 am EDT Friday

* a widespread soaking rain around 2 inches is expected. Isolated
amounts of around 3 inches are possible. The steadiest rain is
expected through 10 PM this evening, with residual runoff persisting
through tonight.

* These rainfall amounts may cause small streams and creeks to
go out of their banks, as well as cause flooding of low-lying,
urban and poor drainage areas.

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.