Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Cleveland, OH

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
242 PM EST THU JAN 12 2017

...HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.THE THREAT FOR HEAVY RAIN WILL BE ENDING BY SUNSET.
HOWEVER...RUNOFF FROM EARLIER RAINS CONTINUES TO MAKE IT`S WAY
INTO AREA STREAMS AND RIVERS. THIS WILL CAUSE FURTHER RISES IN
WATER LEVELS AND COULD LEAD TO ADDITIONAL FLOODING.

WIDESPREAD FLOODING HAS ALREADY BEEN REPORTED IN THE WATCH AREA.
DOZENS OF ROADS REMAIN CLOSED AND MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE EXTRA
CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING TONIGHT.

OHZ011>014-020>023-029>033-089-PAZ001>003-130300-
/O.CON.KCLE.FA.A.0001.000000T0000Z-170113T0300Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CUYAHOGA-LAKE-GEAUGA-ASHTABULA INLAND-MEDINA-SUMMIT-PORTAGE-
TRUMBULL-RICHLAND-ASHLAND-WAYNE-STARK-MAHONING-
ASHTABULA LAKESHORE-NORTHERN ERIE-SOUTHERN ERIE-CRAWFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLEVELAND...MENTOR...CHARDON...
JEFFERSON...MEDINA...AKRON...RAVENNA...WARREN...MANSFIELD...
ASHLAND...WOOSTER...CANTON...YOUNGSTOWN...ASHTABULA...ERIE...
EDINBORO...MEADVILLE
242 PM EST THU JAN 12 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF OHIO AND NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...IN OHIO...ASHLAND...ASHTABULA INLAND...
  ASHTABULA LAKESHORE...CUYAHOGA...GEAUGA...LAKE...MAHONING...
  MEDINA...PORTAGE...RICHLAND...STARK...SUMMIT...TRUMBULL AND
  WAYNE. IN NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA...CRAWFORD...NORTHERN ERIE
  AND SOUTHERN ERIE.

* UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING

* ALTHOUGH THE THREAT FOR ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL BE ENDING
  SHORTLY...RUNOFF FROM EARLIER HEAVY RAINS CONTINUES TO MAKE IT`S
  WAY INTO AREA STREAMS AND RIVERS. ADDITIONAL FLOODING REMAINS
  POSSIBLE.

* FLOODING OF ROADWAYS...SMALL STREAMS...CREEKS AND LOW-LYING
  AREAS COULD BE A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING.
MONITOR THE FORECAST AND REMAIN ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD
WARNINGS. THOSE IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO
TAKE ACTION SHOULD A FLOOD WARNING BE ISSUED OR IF FLOODING
DEVELOPS. CHECK DRAINAGE AREAS FOR DEBRIS AND OTHER BLOCKAGES
THAT COULD INCREASE POTENTIAL FLOODING.

&&

$$



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