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Flood Warning
Issued: 15:36 EDT Sep. 29, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Flood Warning extended until late Friday night...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Opequon creek near Martinsburg.
* From Friday morning until late Friday night.
* At 3 PM Thursday the stage was 8.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise to around flood stage this afternoon, then fall
slightly overnight. Then rise again above flood stage by late
Friday morning and crest near 10.5 feet by mid-afternoon Friday.
The river will fall below flood stage by late Friday evening.
* Impact... at 11.0 feet... water begins to cover backyards of homes on
Bowers Road (county Road 1/1). Douglas Grove Road (county Road
9/16) is flooded and impassible. Water also approaches Golf course
Road (county Road 36) and Grapevine Road (county Road 9/14).
* Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 10.8 feet
on Feb 4 2016.

River flood observed 8pm 2am 8am crest
location stage stg day time Thu Fri Fri stg day time

Opequon creek
Martinsburg 10.0 8.7 Thu 3 PM 9.7 8.9 9.6 10.5 Fri 2 PM

Lat... Lon 3929 7807 3932 7804 3943 7799 3955 7792
      3951 7786 3938 7792 3924 7800


Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 15:57 EDT Sep. 29, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect into Friday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Maryland... the District of Columbia... Virginia and
Panhandle West Virginia... including the following areas... in
Maryland... Anne Arundel... Calvert... Carroll... central and
southeast Howard... central and southeast Montgomery...
Charles... Frederick MD... northern Baltimore... northwest
Harford... northwest Howard... northwest Montgomery... Prince
Georges... southeast Harford... southern Baltimore... St. Marys
and Washington. The District of Columbia. In Virginia...
Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria... Clarke... eastern Loudoun...
   Fairfax... King George... northern Fauquier... Prince
William/Manassas/Manassas Park... southern Fauquier... Stafford
and western Loudoun. In Panhandle West Virginia... Berkeley and

* Into Friday morning

* a powerful low pressure system over Kentucky will continue to
bring areas of heavy rain to our region into Friday morning.

* Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches are possible... with
localized higher amounts also possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If you are near streams or drainage ditches... keep an eye on them
and be ready to quickly seek higher ground. Water may rise

Continue to check in on the forecast for updates.

Warnings will be issued for areas where flooding is imminent.
Ensure you get warnings from the National Weather Service through
your Mobile phone and or NOAA Weather Radio.

Be prepared to take action if a warning is issued for where you
are or if flooding is observed.

Ensure your kids dont play near flood waters.

Remember if you come across water crossing a Road... turn around
dont drown!

Local Storm Report
Issued: National Weather Service

09/29/2016 0253 PM

2 miles WSW of winebrenners, Berkeley County.

Flood, reported by public.

            Opequon creek out of its banks flooding Douglas Grove

09/29/2016 0253 PM

2 miles WSW of winebrenners, Berkeley County.

Flood, reported by public.

            Opequon creek out of its banks flooding Douglas Grove

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