Flash Flood Watch
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
1051 AM EDT Fri Jul 28 2017


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District of Columbia-Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll-
Northern Baltimore-Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges-Anne Arundel-
Charles-St. Marys-Calvert-Extreme Western Allegany-
Central and Eastern Allegany-Northwest Montgomery-
Central and Southeast Montgomery-Northwest Howard-
Central and Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford-Southeast Harford-
Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-Warren-Clarke-Greene-Madison-
Rappahannock-Orange-Culpeper-
Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax-
Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Stafford-Spotsylvania-
King George-Northern Fauquier-Southern Fauquier-Western Loudoun-
Eastern Loudoun-Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Hampshire-Morgan-
Berkeley-Jefferson-Hardy-Western Grant-Eastern Grant-
Western Mineral-Eastern Mineral-
Including the cities of Washington, Hagerstown, Frederick,
Ballenger Creek, Eldersburg, Westminster, Reisterstown,
Cockeysville, Baltimore, Bowie, Suitland-Silver Hill, Clinton,
College Park, Greenbelt, Laurel, Camp Springs, Glen Burnie,
Annapolis, Severn, South Gate, Severna Park, Arnold, Odenton,
St. Charles, Waldorf, Lexington Park, California,
Chesapeake Beach, Huntingtown, Dunkirk, North Beach, Lusby,
Prince Frederick, Frostburg, Cumberland, Germantown, Damascus,
Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Lisbon,
Columbia, Ellicott City, Jarrettsville, Aberdeen, Strasburg,
Woodstock, Mount Jackson, New Market, Winchester, Luray,
Shenandoah, Stanley, Front Royal, Berryville, Stanardsville,
Madison, Orange, Gordonsville, Culpeper, Dale City, Manassas,
Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Montclair, Reston, Herndon, Annandale,
Centreville, Chantilly, McLean, Franconia, Arlington, Alexandria,
Falmouth, Fredericksburg, Dahlgren, Warrenton, Turnbull,
Purcellville, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Big Meadows, Romney,
Paw Paw, Martinsburg, Charles Town, Shepherdstown, Moorefield,
Bayard, Mount Storm, Petersburg, Elk Garden, Antioch, Keyser,
New Creek, Ridgeville, Russelldale, Headsville, and Fort Ashby
1051 AM EDT Fri Jul 28 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of Maryland, The District of Columbia, Virginia, and
  West Virginia, including the following areas, in Maryland,
  Anne Arundel, Calvert, Carroll, Central and Eastern Allegany,
  Central and Southeast Howard, Central and Southeast
  Montgomery, Charles, Extreme Western Allegany, Frederick MD,
  Northern Baltimore, Northwest Harford, Northwest Howard,
  Northwest Montgomery, Prince Georges, Southeast Harford,
  Southern Baltimore, St. Marys, and Washington. The District of
  Columbia. In Virginia, Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria,
  Clarke, Culpeper, Eastern Loudoun, Fairfax, Frederick VA,
  Greene, King George, Madison, Northern Fauquier, Northern
  Virginia Blue Ridge, Orange, Page, Prince
  William/Manassas/Manassas Park, Rappahannock, Shenandoah,
  Southern Fauquier, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren, and Western
  Loudoun. In West Virginia, Berkeley, Eastern Grant, Eastern
  Mineral, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Morgan, Western Grant,
  and Western Mineral.

* Through Saturday afternoon

* Low pressure will develop over the Mid Atlantic today and move
  slowly off the coast through Saturday. This system will have
  the potential to bring 3 inches or more of rain to the region
  through Saturday afternoon. Thunderstorms could cause locally
  higher rainfall amounts.

* Heavy rainfall may result in rapid rises in streams and
  creeks. This could quickly result in flooding...especially in
  low lying and poor drainage areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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