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Flash Flood Watch Issued For Alexandria Until 2:00 AM July 4

Flooding in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia April 30, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued the following Flash Flood Watch for Alexandria and the locations in the DMV through 2:00 AM on July 4.

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF MARYLAND…THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND VIRGINIA…
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN MARYLAND…CARROLL…
FREDERICK MD…HARFORD…HOWARD…MONTGOMERY…NORTHERN
BALTIMORE AND SOUTHERN BALTIMORE. THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN
VIRGINIA…ALBEMARLE…ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA…
CULPEPER…FAIRFAX…GREENE…LOUDOUN…MADISON…NELSON…
NORTHERN FAUQUIER…ORANGE…PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS
PARK…RAPPAHANNOCK…SOUTHERN FAUQUIER…SPOTSYLVANIA AND
STAFFORD.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA THROUGH MOST OF
TONIGHT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY LATE THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING. RAINFALL RATES IN HEAVIER
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY EXCEED 2 INCHES PER HOUR.

* IN TARGETED AREAS THAT RECEIVE TORRENTIAL RAIN FOR LONGER THAN
30 MINUTES…FLASH FLOODING MAY BEGIN QUICKLY. BE AWARE OF LOW
AREAS THAT MAY FLOOD. NEVER CROSS ROADS THAT ARE FLOODED. TURN
AROUND DON`T DROWN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

Lee Hernly, Editor
the authorLee Hernly, Editor
Founder & Editor
Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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