Showing posts with label flood watch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flood watch. Show all posts

Friday, September 23, 2011

Flash Flood WATCH Issued For Eastern Shore Today

A flash flood watch has been issued for Accomack and Northampton County as well as Worcester and Somerset County in Maryland from midnight Thursday through Friday at midnight.

Scattered showers, more widespread rain and thunderstorms are expected Thursday evening, through midnight and into Friday.

Total rainfall is projected to be 1-3 inches.

The ground is still saturated from a heavy month of rainfall on the Eastern Shore, thanks in part to Hurricane Irene.

A flash flood watch means conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Eastern Shore of Md. and Va.

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued to for Onancock, VA by the National Weather Service.

The flash flood watch will be in effect from this evening through Thursday evening and will be in effect for portions of the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia.

The following counties are under the watch: Worcester County, Somerset, Wicomico, Accomack and Northampton.

Showers will overspread the area from the south by this afternoon, possibly becoming heavy at times by the early evening. Rain will increase in intensity overnight with periods of heavy rain continuing into Thursday as a Subtropical low pressure system tracks along the Florida peninsula today and lifts north across the Mid-Atlantic Coastal plain region on Thursday.

Rainfall amounts from this system are expected to range between 3 and 4 inches over the watch area. However there is potential for higher amounts in local areas, especially in areas that receive thunderstorms.

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. People living in areas that are prone to flash flooding should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. Motorists tonight and Thursday should be aware of the possibility of flooded roads.

Friday, March 12, 2010


The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Accomack and Worcester Counties.

Three to 5 inches of rainfall are possible throughout the watch area tonight through Saturday morning.

Flooding could begin as early as this evening along some creeks, while larger rivers could see flooding persist into Sunday, the weather service said.

Flooding of roadways, underpasses and poor-drainage areas is also possible.

Motorists are urged not to attempt to drive through flooded roadways, and those living in flood-prone areas should be prepared to take action should flooding develop, the weather service said.