Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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WGUS41 KAKQ 121432
Flood Warning
National Weather Service Wakefield, Va
932 AM EST Mon Feb 12 2018

...Observed flooding changed from Minor to Minor severity for the
following rivers in Virginia...
...Forecast flooding changed from Minor to Moderate severity for the
following rivers in Virginia...
  James River At Richmond Westham affecting Chesterfield...City of
  Richmond and Henrico Counties

For the Lower James Basin...including Richmond Westham...Minor
flooding is occurring... with Moderate flooding forecast.


Please use extreme caution if venturing near riverbanks. Move to
higher ground immediately should rising water threaten your safety.

Graphical forecast information is available on the internet at
www.weather.gov/akq.  Click on the Rivers and Lakes icon beneath the
point and click forecast map.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather radio for further updates...


932 AM EST Mon Feb 12 2018

...Forecast flooding increased from Minor to Moderate severity...
The Flood Warning continues for
 The James River At Richmond Westham
* until Wednesday morning...Or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 08:30 AM Monday the stage was 14.6 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 15.2 feet by this
  afternoon. The river will fall below flood stage Wednesday morning.
* At 15.0 feet...Moderate flooding begins. Residences near gage
  threatened with some driveways under one to one and a half feet of
This river level is comparable to a previous crest of 14.8 feet on
May 30 1973.


LAT...LON  3770 7780 3756 7744 3747 7749 3753 7770
      3760 7785


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