ALERT: 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 statement at 2:08 a.m. on May 15:

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
208 AM EDT THU MAY 15 2014

GARRETT-TUSCARAWAS-CARROLL-COLUMBIANA-COSHOCTON-HARRISON-
JEFFERSON OH-MUSKINGUM-GUERNSEY-BELMONT-NOBLE-MONROE-MERCER-
VENANGO-FOREST-LAWRENCE-BUTLER-CLARION-JEFFERSON PA-BEAVER-
ALLEGHENY-ARMSTRONG-INDIANA-WASHINGTON-GREENE-WESTMORELAND-
WESTMORELAND RIDGES-FAYETTE-FAYETTE RIDGES-HANCOCK-BROOKE-OHIO-
MARSHALL-WETZEL-MARION-MONONGALIA-PRESTON-TUCKER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…OAKLAND MD…NEW PHILADELPHIA…
CARROLLTON…SALEM…COSHOCTON…CADIZ…STEUBENVILLE…
ZANESVILLE…CAMBRIDGE…ST. CLAIRSVILLE…CALDWELL…
WOODSFIELD…GROVE CITY…FRANKLIN…TIONESTA…NEW CASTLE…
BUTLER…CLARION…BROOKVILLE…BEAVER…PITTSBURGH METRO AREA…
KITTANNING…INDIANA…WASHINGTON…WAYNESBURG…GREENSBURG…
LATROBE…LIGONIER…DONEGAL…UNIONTOWN…CHAMPION…OHIOPYLE…
WEIRTON…BETHANY…WHEELING…MOUNDSVILLE…NEW MARTINSVILLE…
FAIRMONT…MORGANTOWN…KINGWOOD…PARSONS
208 AM EDT THU MAY 15 2014

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF WESTERN MARYLAND…EAST CENTRAL OHIO…
PENNSYLVANIA AND WEST VIRGINIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
AREAS…IN WESTERN MARYLAND…GARRETT. IN EAST CENTRAL OHIO…
BELMONT…CARROLL…COLUMBIANA…COSHOCTON…GUERNSEY…
HARRISON…JEFFERSON OH…MONROE…MUSKINGUM…NOBLE AND
TUSCARAWAS. IN PENNSYLVANIA…ALLEGHENY…ARMSTRONG…BEAVER…
BUTLER…CLARION…FAYETTE…FAYETTE RIDGES…FOREST…
GREENE…INDIANA…JEFFERSON PA…LAWRENCE…MERCER…
VENANGO…WASHINGTON…WESTMORELAND AND WESTMORELAND RIDGES.
IN WEST VIRGINIA…BROOKE…HANCOCK…MARION…MARSHALL…
MONONGALIA…OHIO…PRESTON…TUCKER AND WETZEL.

* THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT TODAY AND TONIGHT WILL BRING AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. SOME CREEKS AND STREAMS ARE ALREADY RUNNING HIGH FROM PREVIOUS RAINS…AND MAY QUICKLY LEAVE THEIR BANKS WITH ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL.

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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