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The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued the following Flood Watch for portions of northern and central Ohio…
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
603 AM EDT SUN SEP 2 2012
…HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING…
.A PERSISTANT BAND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT BROUGHT
HEAVY RAIN TO THE AREA. A WIDESPREAD 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN FELL
WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS AROUND 4 INCHES. A VERY MOIST AIRMASS
ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMNANTS OF ISAAC WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION
THROUGH TUESDAY. ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND MAY QUICKLY LEAD TO
FLOODING IN AREAS THAT ALREADY RECEIVED HEAVY RAIN OVERNIGHT.
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…FINDLAY…UPPER SANDUSKY…CAREY…
603 AM EDT SUN SEP 2 2012
…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CLEVELAND HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL OHIO…INCLUDING THE
MORROW…RICHLAND…HOLMES…HANCOCK AND WYANDOT.
* THROUGH THIS EVENING
* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. AREAS THAT ALREADY RECEIVED HEAVY RAIN
OVERNIGHT MAY QUICKLY SEE FLOODING PROBLEMS DEVELOP.
* RUNOFF FROM INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS WILL QUICKLY FILL LOW LYING
AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. CREEKS AND RIVERS WILL LIKELY SEE RISES
AND COULD FLOW FROM THEIR BANKS.
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE
ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO
FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING
DEVELOP. STAY TUNED TO WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR
Let’s take a look at a couple of maps here to help explain the issuance of the Flood Watch…
The first map here shows the precipable water values. This is one indicator of how much moisture there is in the air. When you start to see the reds and yellows here on this map, the potential is there for very heavy rainfall. This particular model run is showing the values approaching two plus inches. That is where you can get very heavy rain. Also to add to the problem, the movement of the showers and thunderstorms today will be very slow. That will lead to training of showers and thunderstorms.
The projected radar image for early this evening shows plenty of shower and thunderstorm activity across northern and central Ohio this afternoon and evening. As stated earlier, the slow movement will lead to flooding issues in low-lying areas.
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