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AGUS71 KRHA 051557
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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION
MIDDLE ATLANTIC RIVER FORECAST CENTER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
 1057 AM EST THU MAR 05 2015

A PERSISTENT FLOW OF MOISTURE INTO OUR BASIN PRODUCED ANOTHER DAY OF
LIGHT TO MODERATE PRECIPITATION. IN THE PAST 24 HOURS WE HAVE SEEN
NUMEROUS REPORTS OF OVER AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION. THE LARGEST AMOUNTS
WERE REPORTED JUST SOUTH OF THE MASON/DIXON LINE IN MARYLAND AND WEST
VIRGINIA. THE HIGHEST REPORTS ARE LISTED BELOW:

  Value  County                St  Location
   1.30  Randolph              WV  Elkins
   1.20  Somerset              NJ  Blackwells Mills
   1.20  Garrett               MD  Oakland 9N COOP
   1.19  Greenbrier            WV  Lewisburg
   1.18  Garrett               MD  Accident
   1.16  Tucker                WV  Davis - Blackwater F
   1.10  Alleghany             VA  Covington F/P Precip
   1.10  independent city      VA  Manassas COOP
   1.10  Jefferson             WV  Shepherdstown
   1.10  Greenbrier            WV  White Sulphur Spring
   1.09  Washington            MD  Sharpsburg
   1.05  Carroll               MD  Westminster
   1.00  Chester               PA  Glenmoore F/P Precip
   1.00  Bath                  VA  Hot Springs F&P
   0.99  Bath                  VA  Hot Springs

PRECIPITATION AS SEEN ON THE RADAR THIS MORNING EXTENDS FROM
PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW JERSEY...SOUTHWEST THROUGH WEST VIRGINIA AND
EASTERN TENNESSEE...THEN THROUGH LOUISIANA AND INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO.
WITH THE COLD TEMPERATURES...MUCH OF THIS PRECIPITATION IS FALLING AS
LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW.

THE PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE TO SINK SOUTH TODAY AND INTO THIS
EVENING BEFORE EXITING THE SOUTHERN BASIN AROUND MIDNIGHT. AS OF THIS
MORNING WE ARE FORECASTING PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS OF A HALF TO THREE
QUARTERS OF AN INCH IN AREAS SOUTH OF THE PA/MD BORDER.

ADDITIONAL COLD ARCTIC AIR WILL SLIDE INTO THE BASIN OVERNIGHT ALONG
WITH DRY CONDITIONS FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
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