Flood Watch Issued for Clarion County

CLARION, Pa. – A flood watch has been issued for Clarion County and surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following flood watch for Clarion County at 3:17 a.m. on June 12:

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
317 AM EDT THU JUN 12 2014

GARRETT-VENANGO-FOREST-BUTLER-CLARION-JEFFERSON PA-BEAVER-
ALLEGHENY-ARMSTRONG-INDIANA-WASHINGTON-GREENE-WESTMORELAND-
WESTMORELAND RIDGES-FAYETTE-FAYETTE RIDGES-BROOKE-OHIO-MARSHALL-
WETZEL-MARION-MONONGALIA-PRESTON-TUCKER-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…OAKLAND MD…FRANKLIN…TIONESTA…
BUTLER…CLARION…BROOKVILLE…BEAVER…PITTSBURGH METRO AREA…
KITTANNING…INDIANA…WASHINGTON…WAYNESBURG…GREENSBURG…
LATROBE…LIGONIER…DONEGAL…UNIONTOWN…CHAMPION…OHIOPYLE…
BETHANY…WHEELING…MOUNDSVILLE…NEW MARTINSVILLE…FAIRMONT…
MORGANTOWN…KINGWOOD…PARSONS
317 AM EDT THU JUN 12 2014

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN MARYLAND…PENNSYLVANIA AND WEST VIRGINIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN WESTERN MARYLAND…GARRETT.

IN PENNSYLVANIA…ALLEGHENY…ARMSTRONG…BEAVER…BUTLER…CLARION…FAYETTE…FAYETTE RIDGES…FOREST…GREENE…INDIANA…JEFFERSON PA…VENANGO…WASHINGTON…WESTMORELAND AND WESTMORELAND RIDGES.

IN WEST VIRGINIA…BROOKE…MARION…MARSHALL…MONONGALIA…OHIO…PRESTON…TUCKER AND WETZEL.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* NUMEROUS LOCALLY HEAVY SHOWERS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WILL TRACK THROUGH THE AREA TODAY. SOME LOCATIONS MAY EXPERIENCE SEVERAL SUCCESSIVE ROUNDS OF HEAVY RAINFALL IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME THAT MAY LEAD TO LOCALIZED QUICK INCREASES IN WATER LEVELS.

* URBAN LOCATIONS AND SMALL STREAM AREAS WILL BE THE MOST LIKELY LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED BY QUICKLY RISING WATER WHERE SUCCESSIVE ROUNDS OF HEAVY RAINFALL OCCUR. MOTORISTS SHOULD REMEMBER TO NEVER DRIVE INTO WATER ON ROADWAYS. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW INCHES OF RUNNING WATER TO CARRY YOUR CAR AWAY…AND IT IS OFTEN VERY DIFFICULT TO TELL HOW DEEP WATER AHEAD OF YOUR VEHICLE MAY BE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

REPORT HIGH WATER BY CALLING…412-262-1988…POSTING TO THE NWS PITTSBURGH FACEBOOK PAGE…OR USING TWITTER @NWSPITTSBURGH.


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