Flash Flood Watch Looms Over Northeastern West Virginia


Flash Flood Watch Looms Over Northeastern West Virginia

The Nation Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a flash flood watch for Northeastern West Virginia as well as parts of western Maryland, east central Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Here is the warning from the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh:

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING…
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a* Flash Flood Watch for portions of western Maryland, east
central Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, including the
following areas, in western Maryland, Garrett. In east central
Ohio, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey,
Harrison, Jefferson OH, Monroe, Muskingum, Noble, and
Tuscarawas. In Pennsylvania, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver,
Butler, Clarion, Fayette, Fayette Ridges, Greene, Indiana,
Jefferson PA, Washington, Westmoreland, and Westmoreland
Ridges. In West Virginia, Brooke, Eastern Preston, Eastern
Tucker, Hancock, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston,
Ridges of Eastern Monongalia and Northwestern Preston, Western
Tucker, and Wetzel.* Until 10 PM EDT this evening

* Showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall are
expected into early evening. Rainfall rates may exceed two
inches an hour locally. Many areas have wet soil from recent
heavy rainfall, and additional precipitation in these areas
could create flash flood on streams, creeks and roads.

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.

The National Weather Service in Charleston has also issued a flash flood watch for Northeastern West Virginia:

WBOY has also issued a flash flood watch and warns that 1-2 inches of rain could come down and cause high and standing water. They also issue the warning, “Turn around – don’t drown!”

If you are in an area that has a high flood risk, then be sure to elevate your furnace, water heater and electric panel in your home.

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