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Radar valid at 600 pm EDT, Aug 18th 2021

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Garrett-Washington-Extreme Western Allegany-Central and Eastern
Allegany-Rockingham-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Hampshire-Morgan-
Berkeley-Hardy-Western Grant-Eastern Grant-Western Mineral-Eastern
Mineral-Western Pendleton-Eastern Pendleton-
Including the cities of Mount Storm, Cumberland, Winchester, Ruddle,
Martinsburg, Woodstock, Petersburg, Keyser, Moorefield,
Harrisonburg, New Market, Antioch, Mount Jackson, Russelldale,
Grantsville, Riverton, Hagerstown, Mountain Lake Park, Frostburg,
Franklin, Fort Ashby, Elk Garden, Oak Flat, New Creek, Paw Paw,
Sugar Grove, Romney, Brandywine, Headsville, Strasburg, Oakland,
Ridgeville, and Bayard
154 PM EDT Tue Aug 17 2021


The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Maryland, Virginia and West
Virginia, including the following areas: in Maryland, Central and
Eastern Allegany, Extreme Western Allegany, Garrett and
Washington. In Virginia, Frederick VA, Rockingham and Shenandoah.
In West Virginia, Berkeley, Eastern Grant, Eastern Mineral,
Eastern Pendleton, Hampshire, Hardy, Morgan, Western Grant,
Western Mineral and Western Pendleton.

* From Wednesday morning through Wednesday afternoon.

* Moderate to heavy showers along with scattered strong
thunderstorms from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred will impact
portions of western Maryland, eastern West Virginia and
northwestern Virginia on Wednesday. Tropical moisture will lead to
potential precipitation rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Localized
storm total rain amounts in excess of 3 inches are possible due to
tropical banding and enhancement along the Allegheny and Blue
Ridge Mountains.

* Heavy rain over a short amount of time may result in rapid rises
on streams and creeks and in urbanized and poor drainage areas.


You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


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