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Watches, Warnings and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Hanover (VAC085) Virginia Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Flash Flood Watch Flash Flood Watch - Hanover (Virginia)


Updated:Sat 15-Aug-20 02:53pm EDT
Effective:Sat 15-Aug-20 02:53pm EDT
Expires:Sun 16-Aug-20 08:00am EDT
Severity:Severe
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Accomack; Eastern Essex; Eastern Hanover; Eastern King William; Eastern King and Queen; Lancaster; Middlesex; Northampton; Northumberland; Richmond; Western Essex; Western King William; Western King and Queen; Westmoreland
 
Instructions: A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Message summary: ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
The National Weather Service in Wakefield has expanded the
* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of central Virginia...east central Virginia...eastern Virginia and southeast Virginia, including the following areas, in central Virginia, Eastern Hanover. In east central Virginia, Eastern Essex, Eastern King William, Eastern King and Queen, Richmond, Western Essex, Western King William, Western King and Queen and Westmoreland. In eastern Virginia, Lancaster, Middlesex, Northampton and Northumberland. In southeast Virginia, Accomack.
* Through Sunday morning
* Widespread showers and embedded thunderstorms will develop and become heavier overnight. Two to as much as four inches or higher of rain may fall in a short period of time with any heavier showers. The ground is saturated from previous heavy rainfall during the past several days, increasing the threat for flash flooding.
* Potential impacts include rapid rises of water, flooded roads, and flooding of structures in low lying areas near streams.
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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone VAC085