Flood Watch in effect
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:23:03 GMT —
An Areal Flood Watch has been issued for our area and will remain in effect through Tuesday.
Excessive rainfall over the past few days have saturated the ground significantly. Periodic heavy rainfall over the next 2 days producing 2-4 more inches of rain(some locally higher ammounts possible) will add to that saturation increasing the concern for flooding across the area. Do not try to drive through flooded roadways and watch for significant ponding on the roadways.
For those wondering about an "Areal" Flood Watch, these are issued when the rainfall is persisent over several hours and can cause gradual flooding in creeks, streams, flood prone or low-lying areas. Areal is the proper term because it refers to the area being covered and is the adjective form of Area.