A Flood Warning Until 5 PM In Winchester And Area

posted by Scott - 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN... EAST CENTRAL FREDERICK COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN VIRGINIA... THE CITY OF WINCHESTER IN NORTHWESTERN VIRGINIA... * UNTIL 500 PM EDT. * AT 131 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AROUND AN INCH AND A HALF OF RAIN HAD FALLEN IN THE CITY OF WINCHESTER DURING THE LAST HOUR. ADDITIONAL RAIN IS DEVELOPING TO THE WEST OF THE CITY AND WILL MOVE ACROSS IN THE COMING HOUR, BRINGING AN ADDITIONAL HALF INCH TO ONE INCH OF RAIN. THIS COMBINATION IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE FLOODING IN THE CITY OR IN NEARBY FREDERICK COUNTY. * SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... WINCHESTER, MILLWOOD PIKE, STEPHENSON, BRUCETOWN AND GREENWOOD. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY. 

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