Flash Flood Watch Issued for Alexandria Until 10:00 PM Tonight (7/15)

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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 10:00 PM tonight (July 15).

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF MARYLAND…THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
AREAS…IN MARYLAND…ANNE ARUNDEL…CARROLL…FREDERICK MD…
HARFORD…HOWARD…MONTGOMERY…NORTHERN BALTIMORE…PRINCE
GEORGES AND SOUTHERN BALTIMORE. THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN
NORTHERN VIRGINIA…ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA…
FAIRFAX…LOUDOUN AND PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK.

* UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA THIS EVENING. AFTER
A COUPLE OF PREVIOUS OF HEAVY SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM
ACTIVITY…ONLY ONE TO TWO INCHES OF ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL BE
NEEDED IN TARGETED AREAS TO PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY EARLY THIS EVENING ACROSS THE
AREA…ESPECIALLY EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE TO THE CHESAPEAKE BAY.
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.

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