Flood Statement
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WGUS81 KLWX 240137
FLSLWX
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
837 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...The flood warning is cancelled for the following rivers in West
Virginia...

  Opequon Creek near Martinsburg affecting Berkeley and Jefferson
  Counties

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Never attempt to drive through a flooded roadway...this is how most
flood deaths result.

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837 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  The Opequon Creek near Martinsburg.
* At 8 PM Monday the stage was 5.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.
* Impact...At 10.0 feet...Floodwaters begin to cover Douglas Grove
  Road (County Road 9/16) east of Martinsburg. A portion of Bowers
  Road is also flooded. Low lying areas near the creek begin to
  flood. Water also begins to cover the stream access point at Stone
  Bridge.
* Flood history...This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.5 feet
  on Dec 30 2013.

&&


River        Flood    Observed     1PM  7PM  1AM  7AM        Crest
Location     Stage  Stg Day Time   Mon  Mon  Tue  Tue   Stg Day Time

Opequon Creek
Martinsburg   10.0  5.8 Mon 8 PM   8.4  6.6  5.5  4.6   9.7 Tue 7 AM
&&

LAT...LON 3929 7807 3932 7804 3943 7799 3955 7792
      3951 7786 3938 7792 3924 7800

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