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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
322 PM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016

VAZ064-075-076-081>083-511>522-010330-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CAROLINE-WESTMORELAND-RICHMOND-PRINCE GEORGE-CHARLES CITY-
NEW KENT-WESTERN HANOVER-EASTERN HANOVER-WESTERN CHESTERFIELD-
EASTERN CHESTERFIELD (INCLUDING COL. HEIGHTS)-
WESTERN HENRICO (INCLUDING THE CITY OF RICHMOND)-EASTERN HENRICO-
WESTERN KING WILLIAM-EASTERN KING WILLIAM-WESTERN KING AND QUEEN-
EASTERN KING AND QUEEN-WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PETERSBURG...HOPEWELL...ASHLAND...
MECHANICSVILLE...BON AIR...MIDLOTHIAN...CHESTERFIELD...CHESTER...
COLONIAL HEIGHTS...RICHMOND...SANDSTON...AYLETT...KING WILLIAM...
WEST POINT...KING AND QUEEN COURT HOUSE...TAPPAHANNOCK...
DUNNSVILLE
322 PM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA...EAST
  CENTRAL VIRGINIA...NORTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND SOUTH CENTRAL
  VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN CENTRAL
  VIRGINIA...EASTERN CHESTERFIELD (INCLUDING COL. HEIGHTS)...
  EASTERN HANOVER...EASTERN HENRICO...WESTERN CHESTERFIELD...
  WESTERN HANOVER AND WESTERN HENRICO (INCLUDING THE CITY OF
  RICHMOND). IN EAST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...CHARLES CITY...EASTERN
  ESSEX...EASTERN KING WILLIAM...EASTERN KING AND QUEEN...NEW
  KENT...RICHMOND...WESTERN ESSEX...WESTERN KING WILLIAM...
  WESTERN KING AND QUEEN AND WESTMORELAND. IN NORTH CENTRAL
  VIRGINIA...CAROLINE. IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA...PRINCE
  GEORGE.

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT

* LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL FROM SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IS
  EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THIS EVENING. RAINFALL
  AMOUNTS UP TO 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. THIS WILL OCCUR OVER
  AREAS THAT RECEIVED EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WEDNESDAY EVENING.
  EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAIN INCREASES THE POTENTIAL FOR
  FLOODING ACROSS THE AREA ESPECIALLY FOR LOCATIONS THAT HAVE
  RECEIVED RECENT HEAVY RAIN, AND FOR LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE
  AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

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