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Flash Flood Watch

February 20, 2014

Flash Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
355 AM EST THU FEB 20 2014

…FLOODING RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT…

.A WARM FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION EARLY TODAY AND BRING A ROUND OF SHOWERS…PARTICULARLY ALONG AND NORTH OF THE I-70 CORRIDOR. BEHIND THE WARM FRONT…TEMPERATURES WILL RISE AND MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DENT IN THE SNOW PACK OVER THE OHIO VALLEY. LATER THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT…A VIGOROUS COLD FRONT WILL BRING VERY HEAVY RAINFALL IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME TO MUCH OF THE REGION. WITH THE ALREADY SATURATED GROUND…ANY RAINFALL WILL GO DIRECTLY TO AREA CREEKS AND STREAMS. THESE CREEKS AND STREAMS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CONTAIN THE RAPID RUNOFF THAT IS EXPECTED.

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF INDIANA…KENTUCKY AND OHIO…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN INDIANA…DEARBORN…FAYETTE IN…FRANKLIN IN…OHIO…RIPLEY…SWITZERLAND…UNION IN AND WAYNE. IN KENTUCKY…BOONE…BRACKEN…CAMPBELL…CARROLL…GALLATIN…GRANT…KENTON…LEWIS…MASON…OWEN…PENDLETON AND ROBERTSON. IN OHIO…ADAMS…AUGLAIZE…BROWN…BUTLER…CHAMPAIGN…CLARK…CLERMONT…CLINTON…DARKE…DELAWARE…FAIRFIELD…FAYETTE OH…FRANKLIN OH…GREENE…HAMILTON…HARDIN…HIGHLAND…HOCKING…LICKING…LOGAN…MADISON…MERCER…MIAMI…MONTGOMERY…PICKAWAY…PIKE…PREBLE…ROSS…SCIOTO…SHELBY…UNION OH AND WARREN.

* FROM 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH UP TO AN INCH OF RAIN WILL OCCUR OVER ALREADY SATURATED GROUND AND AN EXISTING SNOW PACK IN MANY LOCATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS…CREEKS AND OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS IS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA. PEOPLE IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEATHER AND BE PREPARED FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION SHOULD HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODING OCCUR OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING BE ISSUED.

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