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Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
207 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019

District of Columbia-Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll-
Northern Baltimore-Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges-Anne Arundel-
Charles-Northwest Montgomery-Central and Southeast Montgomery-
Northwest Howard-Central and Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford-
Southeast Harford-Clarke-Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-
Fairfax-Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Stafford-
Northern Fauquier-Southern Fauquier-Western Loudoun-
Eastern Loudoun-Berkeley-Jefferson-
Including the cities of Washington, Hagerstown, Frederick,
Ballenger Creek, Eldersburg, Westminster, Reisterstown,
Cockeysville, Baltimore, Bowie, Suitland-Silver Hill, Clinton,
College Park, Greenbelt, Laurel, Camp Springs, Glen Burnie,
Annapolis, Severn, South Gate, Severna Park, Arnold, Odenton,
St. Charles, Waldorf, Germantown, Damascus, Bethesda, Rockville,
Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Lisbon, Columbia, Ellicott City,
Jarrettsville, Aberdeen, Berryville, Dale City, Manassas,
Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Montclair, Reston, Herndon, Annandale,
Centreville, Chantilly, McLean, Franconia, Arlington, Alexandria,
Falls Church, Falmouth, Warrenton, Turnbull, Purcellville,
Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Martinsburg, Charles Town,
and Shepherdstown
207 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019


The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Maryland, The District of
  Columbia, Virginia, and panhandle West Virginia, including the
  following areas, in the District of Columbia, Washington DC. In
  Maryland, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, Charles,
  Frederick, Baltimore, Harford, Prince Georges and Washington
  counties. In Virginia, Arlington, Clarke, Loudoun, Fairfax,
  Fauquier, Prince William and Stafford counties and adjacent
  independent cities. In eastern West Virginia, Berkeley and
  Jefferson counties.

* From Friday afternoon through late Friday night

* Showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected to
  overspread the region by Friday afternoon and continue through
  Friday evening before departing late Friday night. Training
  storms and multiple rounds of heavy rain may result in rainfall
  amounts which could exceed 3 inches locally. Flash flooding is
  possible, particularly in the urban areas.


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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