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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1159 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016

...CONCERN FOR FLASH FLOODING THIS AFTERNOON...

.THREE TO SEVEN INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN OVER THE LAST
24 HOURS ACROSS THE HIGHLANDS OF VIRGINIA AND PARTS OF THE
SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY. PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE
THIS AFTERNOON WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR 1 TO 3 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL
RAINFALL. THIS RAINFALL IS THE RESULT OF THUNDERSTORMS WHICH
CONTINUE TO DEVELOP ALONG THE LEADING EDGE OF A LARGE AREA OF LOW
PRESSURE IN THE UPPER LEVELS OF THE ATMOSPHERE.

VAZ019-020-023-024-034-035-302200-
/O.NEW.KRNK.FF.A.0013.160930T1559Z-160930T2200Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-BEDFORD-AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON...
HOT SPRINGS...FINCASTLE...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA...BEDFORD...
AMHERST
1159 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA...SOUTH
  CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA...AMHERST. IN SOUTH
  CENTRAL VIRGINIA...BEDFORD. IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
  ALLEGHANY VA...BATH...BOTETOURT AND ROCKBRIDGE.

* UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING

* 3 TO 7 INCHES OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN ACROSS THE WATCH AREA
  DURING THE LAST 24 HOURS ENDING 11AM TODAY. AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3
  INCHES IS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON.

* IF RAINFALL EXCEEDS 2 INCHES IN LESS THAN AN HOUR...FLASH
  FLOODING WILL BECOME LIKELY...RESULTING IN ROAD CLOSURES AND
  POTENTIAL FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE FOR THOSE THAT LIVE WITHIN A
  FLOOD PLAIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FLASH
FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. REMEMBER...TURN
AROUND...DON`T DROWN! IF WATER COVERS THE ROAD...DO NOT DRIVE
THROUGH IT.

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

&&

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