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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
1015 AM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014

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1015 AM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  ALLEGHENY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA...
  WESTMORELAND COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA...

* UNTIL 215 PM EDT

* AT 1008 AM EDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
BROAD AREA OF MODERATE RAIN SHOWERS OVER ALLEGHENY COUNTY THAT IS
SLOWLY MOVING EAST.  RAINFALL OBSERVATIONS FROM
CARNEGIE...GREENTREE...AND THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH RANGE FROM
1.5 TO 2 INCHES IN THE PAST 6 HOURS. STEADY RAIN RATES OF UP TO HALF
AN INCH PER HOUR CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. THIS
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN LOW LYING AREAS
AND IN POOR DRAINAGE AROUND URBAN ENVIRONMENTS. IF MODERATE TO HEAVY
RAINFALL INCREASES...AN AREAL FLOOD WARNING MAY BE NEEDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS...
HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

PLEASE REPORT HIGH WATER BY CALLING...412-262-1988...POSTING TO THE
NWS PITTSBURGH FACEBOOK PAGE...OR USING TWITTER @NWSPITTSBURGH.

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LAT...LON 4054 7962 4050 7970 4034 8002 4042 8017
      4067 7987 4067 7967

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