WEATHER ALERT: Flood Watch Continues for Jefferson County

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Flood Watch has been issued for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following Flood Watch at 10:53 a.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018:

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
1053 AM EDT Fri Apr 13 2018

…The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a flood watch for the following rivers in Pennsylvania…West Virginia…

Monongahela River Near Charleroi affecting Fayette…Washington and Westmoreland Counties.

Monongahela River Near Elizabeth affecting Allegheny…Washington and Westmoreland Counties.

Allegheny River At CW Bill Young Dam affecting Allegheny County.

Clarion River At Cooksburg affecting Clarion…Forest and Jefferson Counties.

Conemaugh River At Seward affecting Indiana and Westmoreland Counties.

Cheat River At Rowlesburg affecting Preston County.

Youghiogheny River At Connellsville affecting Fayette County.

Ohio River At Pittsburgh affecting Allegheny County.

Ohio River At Pike Island affecting Belmont…Jefferson and Ohio Counties.

Ohio River At Wheeling affecting Belmont and Ohio Counties.

Ohio River At Moundsville affecting Marshall County.

Ohio River At Powhatan Point affecting Belmont…Monroe and Marshall Counties.

Muskingum River At Coshocton affecting Coshocton County.

– An intense storm system currently over Kansas and Oklahoma will begin moving eastward at the end of this week. This storm system will begin spreading rain and rain showers across the region on Saturday. At this time, the period of the heaviest rainfall will be late Sunday through Monday morning.

Anticipated rainfall amounts for this storm system will range from 1.50 inches to nearly 3.00 inches. These rainfall projections could result in river flooding at a number of locations across the tri-state region.


SAFETY MESSAGE: A watch means that flooding is possible but not a certainty. rainfall of 1.50 inches to 2.85 inches may cause flooding. Actual rainfall amounts and potential flooding will ultimately depend on the direction and speed of the storm.

People in the watch area should keep an eye on the weather and be prepared for immediate action should heavy rains and flooding occur, or a river flood warning be issued.

1053 AM EDT Fri Apr 13 2018

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a

* Flood Watch for

The Clarion River At Cooksburg

* from Monday afternoon to late Monday night.

* At 10:00 AM Friday the stage was 4.7 feet.

* Minor flooding is possible.

* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.

* Forecast…Flood stage may be reached by Monday early afternoon.

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