441  
WGUS41 KLWX 181017  
FLWLWX  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC  
617 AM EDT WED APR 18 2018  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD  
WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN VIRGINIA...MARYLAND...  
 
POTOMAC RIVER AT EDWARDS FERRY AFFECTING LOUDOUN AND MONTGOMERY  
COUNTIES  
 
...MINOR FLOODING EXPECTED ON THE POTOMAC AT EDWARDS FERRY...  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
NEVER ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH A FLOODED ROADWAY...THIS IS HOW MOST  
FLOOD DEATHS RESULT.  
 
STAY TUNED TO DEVELOPMENTS BY LISTENING TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...  
TELEVISION OR RADIO STATIONS...OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV.  
YOU CAN ALSO FIND US ON FACEBOOK BY SEARCHING U.S. NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE BALTIMORE WASHINGTON.  
 

 
 
VAC107-MDC031-181816-  
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/EDFM2.1.ER.180418T1200Z.180418T1500Z.180418T1800Z.UU/  
617 AM EDT WED APR 18 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VA HAS ISSUED A  
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE POTOMAC RIVER AT EDWARDS FERRY.  
* FROM THIS MORNING UNTIL THIS EVENING.  
* AT 6 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 14.9 FEET AND RISING.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY THIS MORNING AND CREST NEAR  
15.2 FEET BY LATE THIS MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD  
STAGE BY MID-AFTERNOON TODAY.  
* IMPACT...AT 15.0 FEET...WATER REACHES THE BOAT RAMP AND LOWER  
PARKING AREA AT EDWARDS FERRY, AND BEGINS TO INUNDATE AREAS NEAR  
WHITES FERRY.  
* FLOOD HISTORY...THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 16.0 FEET  
ON MAY 10 2013.  
 

 
 
RIVER FLOOD OBSERVED 1PM 7PM 1AM 7AM CREST  
LOCATION STAGE STG DAY TIME WED WED THU THU STG DAY TIME  
 
POTOMAC RIVER  
EDWARDS FERRY 15.0 14.9 WED 6 AM 15.0 14.2 13.1 12.2 15.2 WED 11 AM  

 
 
LAT...LON 3923 7744 3913 7745 3908 7730 3903 7736  
3905 7745 3911 7755 3920 7754  
 

 
 
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