River Statement
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1037 AM EDT THU MAY 15 2014

...FLOODING POSSIBLE ON THE POTOMAC RIVER THIS WEEKEND...

HEAVY RAIN MOVING INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT
WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT RISES ON AREA RIVERS ON FRIDAY...AND IN
THE MAINSTEM POTOMAC RIVER OVER THE WEEKEND. A FLOOD WATCH HAS
BEEN ISSUED FOR THE POTOMAC FROM WILLIAMSPORT TO LITTLE FALLS.
THIS INCLUDES WASHINGTON...FREDERICK...AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES IN
MARYLAND...BERKELEY AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES IN WEST VIRGINIA...
AND LOUDOUN AND FAIRFAX COUNTIES IN VIRGINIA.

THE FORECAST FOR MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING ON THE POTOMAC IS
BASED ON EXPECTED RAINFALL IN THE NEXT 48 HOURS. IF PRECIPITATION
AMOUNTS ARE DIFFERENT THAN ANTICIPATED...THE RIVER FORECAST
WILL CHANGE. UPDATED WATCHES OR WARNINGS WILL BE ISSUED WHEN
NECESSARY.

STAY TUNED TO DEVELOPMENTS BY LISTENING TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...
TELEVISION OR RADIO STATIONS...OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV.

&&

                  ACTION  FLOOD  LATEST OBSERVED    MAX FORECAST
LOCATION           STAGE  STAGE  STAGE DAY TIME    STAGE DAY TIME

POTOMAC RIVER
  WILLIAMSPORT      15.0   23.0    4.3 THU 06 AM    25.3 SAT 02 PM
  HARPERS FERRY     16.0   18.0    5.0 THU 08 AM    20.1 SAT 11 PM
  POINT OF ROCKS    15.0   16.0    4.2 THU 10 AM    23.5 SUN 02 AM
  LITTLE FALLS       5.0   10.0    4.2 THU 10 AM    11.2 SUN 08 AM

$$

JE



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