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Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning
Issued: 2:33 PM EST Dec. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Warning extended until late tonight...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Potomac River at Paw Paw.
* Until late tonight.
* At 2 PM Sunday the stage was 25.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 25.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Recent activity... the maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at
2 PM Sunday was 25.4 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
early this evening.
* Impact... at 25.0 feet... a parking area adjacent to the Highway
bridge begins to flood. The roadway to the c&o canal parking area
floods, as does the lowest end of the purslane run hiker/biker
area.
* Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 25.9 feet
on Sep 28 2018.



River flood observed 2pm 8pm 2am 8am crest
location stage stg day time sun sun Mon Mon stg day time

Potomac River
Paw Paw 25.0 25.4 sun 2 PM 25.3 25.2 24.0 22.2 25.3 sun 3 PM

Lat... Lon 3956 7857 3956 7850 3965 7843 3965 7832
      3949 7844 3950 7856 3950 7861