FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

Image courtesy of The Weather Channel via Weather.com.
Image courtesy of The Weather Channel via Weather.com.

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a Flash Flood Watch for our area until midnight tonight (Thursday, August 20, 2015).

Click HERE to view an interactive map for our area via The Weather Channel’s website. (Weather.com)

The advisory reads:

… FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A:
* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA… INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS… ADAMS… CUMBERLAND… DAUPHIN… LANCASTER… LEBANON… SCHUYLKILL AND YORK.
* UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT.
* DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES AND SPOTTER REPORTS INDICATED THAT 3-5 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN SINCE LATE THIS MORNING ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN ADAMS COUNTY… WITH LESSER AMOUNTS THUS FAR TO THE NORTH AND EAST ACROSS THE LOWER SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY.
* NUMEROUS SHOWERS… AND SOME BRIEFLY TRAINING THUNDERSTORMS COULD BRING ADDITIONAL… BUT HIGHLY LOCALIZED 2 TO 3 INCH RAINFALL AMOUNTS ACROSS THE WATCH AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
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.

More Information:
… LOCALLY EXCESSIVE RAIN FROM HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING AHEAD OF A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT…

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