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 at 12:02 p.m.:

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
1202 PM EDT TUE JUN 24 2014

TUSCARAWAS-CARROLL-COLUMBIANA-COSHOCTON-HARRISON-JEFFERSON OH-MUSKINGUM-GUERNSEY-MERCER-VENANGO-FOREST-LAWRENCE-BUTLER-CLARION-JEFFERSON PA-BEAVER-ALLEGHENY-ARMSTRONG-HANCOCK-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…NEW PHILADELPHIA…CARROLLTON…SALEM…
COSHOCTON…CADIZ…STEUBENVILLE…ZANESVILLE…CAMBRIDGE…
GROVE CITY…FRANKLIN…TIONESTA…NEW CASTLE…BUTLER…
CLARION…BROOKVILLE…BEAVER…PITTSBURGH METRO AREA…
KITTANNING…WEIRTON

1202 PM EDT TUE JUN 24 2014

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL OHIO…
PENNSYLVANIA AND NORTHERN PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA…
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN EAST CENTRAL OHIO…
CARROLL…COLUMBIANA…COSHOCTON…GUERNSEY…HARRISON…
JEFFERSON OH…MUSKINGUM AND TUSCARAWAS. IN PENNSYLVANIA…
ALLEGHENY…ARMSTRONG…BEAVER…BUTLER…CLARION…FOREST…
JEFFERSON PA…LAWRENCE…MERCER AND VENANGO. IN NORTHERN
PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA…HANCOCK.

* THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

* SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WILL PRODUCE MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL. THE GROUND IS ALREADY SATURATED IN SOME AREAS AND ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN COULD RUN OFF QUICKLY LEADING TO FLOODING.

* EXCESSIVE RUNOFF IN LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS COULD RESULT IN QUICK RISES ON SMALL STREAMS. IF YOU LIVE NEAR A SMALL STREAM OR CREEK REMAIN ALERT TO CHANGES IN WATER LEVELS.

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.


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