Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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WGUS81 KLWX 291936
FLSLWX
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
336 PM EDT THU SEP 29 2016

...The flood warning continues 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.

Stay tuned to developments by listening to NOAA Weather radio...
television or radio stations...or visit our website at weather.gov.
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Service Baltimore Washington.

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WVC003-037-300736-
/O.EXT.KLWX.FL.W.0014.160930T1440Z-161001T0742Z/
/MBGW2.1.ER.160930T1440Z.160930T1800Z.161001T0142Z.NO/
336 PM EDT THU SEP 29 2016

...Flood Warning extended until late Friday night...
The Flood Warning continues for
  The Opequon Creek near Martinsburg.
* From Friday morning until late Friday night.
* At 3 PM Thursday the stage was 8.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise to around flood stage this afternoon, then fall
  slightly overnight. Then rise again above flood stage by late
  Friday morning and crest near 10.5 feet by mid-afternoon Friday.
  The river will fall below flood stage by late Friday evening.
* Impact...At 11.0 feet...Water begins to cover backyards of homes on
  Bowers Road (County Road 1/1). Douglas Grove Road (County Road
  9/16) is flooded and impassible. Water also approaches Golf Course
  Road (County Road 36) and Grapevine Road (County Road 9/14).
* Flood history...This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.8 feet
  on Feb 4 2016.

&&

River        Flood    Observed          8PM  2AM  8AM        Crest
Location     Stage  Stg Day Time        Thu  Fri  Fri   Stg Day Time

Opequon Creek
Martinsburg   10.0  8.7 Thu 3 PM        9.7  8.9  9.6  10.5 Fri 2 PM
&&

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

$$

JE


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