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National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
604 AM EDT Sat Apr 20 2019

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in West
  Opequon Creek near Martinsburg affecting Berkeley and Jefferson


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604 AM EDT Sat Apr 20 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Opequon Creek near Martinsburg.
* Until this afternoon.
* At 6 AM Saturday the stage was 10.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Recent activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at
  6 AM Saturday was 10.1 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 10.4 feet early this
  morning. The river will fall below flood stage late this morning.
* Impact...At 10.0 feet...Floodwaters begin to cover Douglas Grove
  Road (County Road 9/16) east of Martinsburg. A portion of Bowers
  Road is also flooded. Low lying areas near the creek begin to
  flood. Water also begins to cover the stream access point at the
  Van Metre Ford Pedestrian Bridge.
* Flood history...This crest compares to a previous crest of 11.2 feet
  on May 6 2017.


River        Flood    Observed     2PM  8PM  2AM  8AM        Crest
Location     Stage  Stg Day Time   Sat  Sat  Sun  Sun   Stg Day Time

Opequon Creek
Martinsburg   10.0 10.1 Sat 6 AM   8.6  6.7  5.8  5.2  10.4 Sat 7 AM

LAT...LON 3929 7807 3932 7804 3943 7799 3955 7792
      3951 7786 3938 7792 3924 7800


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