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Flash Flood Watch

May 14, 2014

Flash Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
231 PM EDT WED MAY 14 2014

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON…

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.

* THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON

* LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE NORTHEAST FROM THE TENNESSEE VALLEY THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY. AS IT DOES…A COLD FRONT WILL SLOWLY PUSH EAST THROUGH THE AREA. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS WEATHER SYSTEM. THE AIRMASS IS VERY MOIST…SO THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAIN EXISTS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE FORECAST. GIVEN THE VERY MOIST SOILS AND THE HIGH LEVELS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS…MUCH OF THIS RAINFALL WILL RUNOFF…RESULTING IN A FLASH FLOOD THREAT. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST ON THURSDAY BEHIND THE COLD FRONT.

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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