934  
WGUS41 KLWX 221058  
FLWLWX  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC  
658 AM EDT FRI JUN 22 2018  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD  
WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN VIRGINIA...  
 
RAPIDAN RIVER NEAR CULPEPER AFFECTING CULPEPER...ORANGE AND  
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTIES  
 
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.  
 

 
 
VAC047-137-177-221857-  
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/CLPV2.1.ER.180622T1104Z.180622T1800Z.180623T1030Z.NO/  
658 AM EDT FRI JUN 22 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VA HAS ISSUED A  
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE RAPIDAN RIVER NEAR CULPEPER.  
* FROM THIS MORNING UNTIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON.  
* AT 7 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.9 FEET AND RISING.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 13.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY THIS MORNING AND CREST NEAR  
15.0 FEET BY MID-AFTERNOON TODAY. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD  
STAGE BY TOMORROW MORNING.  
* IMPACT...AT 14.0 FEET...RIVER ROAD ON THE ORANGE COUNTY SIDE OF THE  
RAPIDAN RIVER IS FLOODED IN A FEW SPOTS, AND PASTURELAND IS FLOODED  
ON BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER. OTHER LOW LYING ROADS NEAR THE RIVER  
ARE ALSO BEGINNING TO FLOOD, AND ACCESS TO HOMES MAY BECOME  
LIMITED. NO STRUCTURES ARE AFFECTED AT THIS LEVEL.  
* FLOOD HISTORY...THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 14.8 FEET  
ON MAY 1 2014.  
 

 
 
RIVER FLOOD OBSERVED 2PM 8PM 2AM 8AM CREST  
LOCATION STAGE STG DAY TIME FRI FRI SAT SAT STG DAY TIME  
 
RAPIDAN RIVER  
CULPEPER 13.0 12.9 FRI 7 AM 15.0 14.3 13.6 12.8 15.0 FRI 2 PM  

 
 
LAT...LON 3829 7810 3834 7808 3842 7786 3839 7762  
3833 7762 3833 7789 3828 7803  
 

 
 
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