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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
223 PM EDT WED SEP 28 2016

PAZ024>028-033>036-056-063>065-300000-
/O.CON.KCTP.FA.A.0003.160929T0600Z-160930T1200Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CAMBRIA-BLAIR-HUNTINGDON-MIFFLIN-JUNIATA-SOMERSET-BEDFORD-FULTON-
FRANKLIN-PERRY-CUMBERLAND-ADAMS-YORK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JOHNSTOWN...ALTOONA...HUNTINGDON...
MOUNT UNION...LEWISTOWN...MIFFLINTOWN...SOMERSET...BEDFORD...
MCCONNELLSBURG...CHAMBERSBURG...NEWPORT...CARLISLE...GETTYSBURG...
YORK
223 PM EDT WED SEP 28 2016

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  AREAS...ADAMS...BEDFORD...BLAIR...CAMBRIA...CUMBERLAND...
  FRANKLIN...FULTON...HUNTINGDON...JUNIATA...MIFFLIN...PERRY...
  SOMERSET AND YORK.

* FROM 2 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING

* A LONG DURATION RAINFALL WILL IMPACT THE AREA FROM THIS EVENING
  THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF THE WATCH AREA...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS EXPECTED OVER EAST FACING SLOPES OF THE LAUREL
  HIGHLANDS AND SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS.

* DRY INITIAL CONDITIONS MAY INITIALLY MITIGATE THE FLOOD THREAT
  ACROSS THE AREA. HOWEVER...PERSISTENT BANDING OF MODERATE TO
  HEAVY RAINFALL AND UPSLOPE FLOW INTO THE SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
  AND LAUREL HIGHLANDS MAY PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS OVER 5
  INCHES...WHICH COULD BRING SMALL STREAMS OVER BANKFUL AND
  PRODUCE FLOODING OF ROADWAYS AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. THE THREAT
  FOR MAINSTEM RIVER FLOODING IS LOW AT THIS TIME...GIVEN
  EXTREMELY DRY ANTECEDENT CONDITIONS...BUT THIS WILL BE WATCHED
  CLOSELY OVER THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING ON SMALL
STREAMS...CREEKS...POOR DRAINAGE...URBAN AND LOW-LYING AREAS
BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

$$

DEVOIR

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