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It looks like a bad weather day for folks in Carroll County (and around much of Maryland). Here is information from the National Weather Service about the upcoming Flash Flood Watch:

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
253 AM EDT Thu Jun 10 2021

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING…

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of DC…Maryland…Virginia and
West Virginia, including the following areas: in DC, District of
Columbia. In Maryland, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Carroll, Central and Eastern Allegany, Central and Southeast Howard, Central and
Southeast Montgomery, Charles, Extreme Western Allegany, Frederick MD, Garrett, Northern Baltimore, Northwest Howard, Northwest Montgomery, Prince Georges, Southern Baltimore, St. Marys and Washington. In Virginia, Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria, Clarke, Eastern Loudoun, Fairfax, Frederick VA, Northern Fauquier, Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park, Shenandoah, Warren and Western Loudoun. In West Virginia, Berkeley, Eastern Grant, Eastern Mineral, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Morgan, Western Grant and Western Mineral.

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* From Noon EDT today through this evening

* A cold front will drop southward into the area today. This front
will become the focus for slow moving thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Because of the slow motion and ample moisture in the atmosphere, storms may drop 2 to 4 inches of rain a short period of time, resulting in flash flooding.

* Heavy rainfall in a short amount of time can result in rapid rises
of water in streams, creeks, and urban areas.

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.

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See the full report here:  https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=MDZ005&warncounty=MDC013&firewxzone=MDZ005&local_place1=3%20Miles%20W%20Finksburg%20MD&product1=Flash+Flood+Watch&lat=39.494&lon=-76.9455#.YMHhQZNKiqA


Looking at the upcoming forecast for central Carroll County as of 6:00am on June 10th:

Overnight: A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Light northwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 2pm and 5pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely between 8pm and 11pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. East wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 68. East wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. East wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


The Official Twitter Account for National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington posted the following information and image on social media at 3:10am:

A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect across portions of the area for this afternoon and this evening. Slow moving thunderstorms may produce several inches of rain, resulting in flooding.


Of course this is the weather forecast for today…as I have to be out on the roads today for work. Just my luck.

Here are social media accounts to follow for updates:

NWS Baltimore-Washington: https://twitter.com/NWS_BaltWash

Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MDMEMA): https://twitter.com/MDMEMA

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Scott E