FastWeather Update at 1:45 AM 10/22/2014

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At 1:45 AM WLRI 93FM FastWeather Center observed a continued line of light to moderate thunderstorm and rain activity along a long extending from 9 miles West of West Chester, PA; Southwest to Oxford, PA. The line of storm activity is progressing West at 13.7 to 21.0 miles per hour and will impact the entire listening area. Storms may reduce visibility, create unsafe driving conditions rapidly and may be accompanied by cloud to ground lightning with uncertain frequency and intensity. If you have to travel at this time and arrive to a flooded portion of roadway, remember to turn around, don’t drown.

Flood Watch

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA
HAS ISSUED A
* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM
FLOOD ADVISORY FOR . ..
SULLIVAN COUNTY IN NORTH
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…
LEBANON COUNTY IN SOUTH
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…
LANCASTER COUNTY IN SOUTH
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…
COLUMBIA COUNTY IN
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY IN
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…
* UNTIL 345 AM EDT
* AT 946 PM EDT , DOPPLER
RADAR SHOWED RAIN HAS
DIMINISHED ACROSS
THE AREA. HOWEVER ,
PERIODS OF MODERATE TO
HEAVY RAIN ARE
EXPECTED TO REDEVELOP
OVERNIGHT. THIS WILL CAUSE
URBAN AND SMALL
STREAM FLOODING IN THE
ADVISORY AREA.
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL
EXPERIENCE FLOODING
INCLUDE …
LANCASTER, LEBANON ,
EPHRATA, SHEPPTON ,
TAMAQUA AND DUSHORE.
PRECAUTIONARY /
PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS .. .
MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR
IN AUTOMOBILES . NEVER
DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER
COVERS THE ROADWAY .
FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR .
JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING
WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES
OFF THE ROAD . WHEN
ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART
CHOICE , TURN AROUND ,
DONT DROWN .

FLOOD WATCH

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441 PM EDT WED OCT 15 2014441 PM EDT WED OCT 15 2014
…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…INCLUDING  THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES…COLUMBIA…LANCASTER…LEBANON…  SCHUYLKILL AND SULLIVAN.
* THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING
* PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EARLY MORNING  HOURS. REPORTS OF OVER 3 INCHES HAVE ALREADY BEEN REPORTED AS OF  LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE  TONIGHT. THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN WOULD CAUSE FLOODING OF SOME SMALL  CREEKS AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING ON SMALLSTREAMS…CREEKS…POOR DRAINAGE…URBAN AND LOW-LYING AREASBASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLEFLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BEPREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.