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Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
853 PM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019

District of Columbia-Frederick MD-Carroll-Northern Baltimore-
Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges-Anne Arundel-
Northwest Montgomery-Central and Southeast Montgomery-
Northwest Howard-Central and Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford-
Southeast Harford-Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax-
Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Western Loudoun-Eastern Loudoun-
Including the cities of Washington, 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, Germantown, Damascus, Bethesda,
Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Lisbon, Columbia,
Ellicott City, Jarrettsville, Aberdeen, Dale City, Manassas,
Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Montclair, Reston, Herndon, Annandale,
Centreville, Chantilly, McLean, Franconia, Arlington, Alexandria,
Falls Church, Purcellville, Leesburg, Ashburn, and Sterling
853 PM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019


The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of Maryland, The District of
  Columbia, and northern Virginia, including the following
  areas, in Maryland, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Central and
  Southeast Howard, Central and Southeast Montgomery, Frederick
  MD, Northern Baltimore, Northwest Harford, Northwest Howard,
  Northwest Montgomery, Prince Georges, Southeast Harford, and
  Southern Baltimore. The District of Columbia. In northern
  Virginia, Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria, Eastern Loudoun,
  Fairfax, Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park, and Western

* From 6 AM EDT Thursday through Thursday evening

* A widespread soaking rain of 1 to 2 inches is expected. Isolated
  amounts of around 3 inches are possible. The steadiest rain is
  expected Thursday morning through mid Thursday afternoon, with
  residual runoff possibly persisting into Thursday evening.

* These rainfall amounts may cause small streams and creeks to go
  out of their banks, as well as cause flooding of low-lying,
  urban and poor drainage areas.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding 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.




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