FLASH FLOOD WARNING WEST VA

Alert: …The National Weather Service in Sterling Va has issued a flood
warning for the following rivers in West Virginia…
South Branch Potomac River near Springfield affecting Hampshire and
Hardy Counties
The National Weather Service in Sterling Va has issued a

  • Flood Warning for
    The South Branch Potomac River near Springfield.

  • From Friday evening until further notice.

  • At 2 PM Thursday the stage was 8.1 feet and rising.

  • Flood stage is 15.0 feet.

  • Minor flooding is forecast.

  • Forecast…Rise above flood stage by late tomorrow evening and
    crest near 17.6 feet by early Saturday evening.

  • Impact…At 17.0 feet…Water approaches camphouses downstream from
    the gage.

  • Flood history…This crest compares to a previous crest of 18.6 feet
    on May 17 2014.
    &&
    River Flood Observed 8PM 2AM 8AM Crest
    Location Stage Stg Day Time Thu Fri Fri Stg Day Time
    South Branch Potomac River
    Springfield 15.0 8.1 Thu 2 PM 9.7 12.9 13.7 17.6 Sat 8 PM
    &&

Instructions: Never attempt to drive through a flooded roadway…this is how most flood deaths result. Stay tuned to developments by listening to NOAA Weather radio… television or radio stations…or visit our website at weather.gov. You can also find us on Facebook by searching U.S. National Weather Service Baltimore Washington.
Target Area:
Hampshire
Hardy

About Allen Aycoth

President of The Blue Ridge Weather Watch
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