108  
WGUS41 KAKQ 180935  
FLWAKQ  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD, VA  
535 AM EDT TUE SEP 18 2018  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD VA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD  
WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN VIRGINIA...  
 
JAMES RIVER AT RICHMOND LOCKS AFFECTING CITY OF RICHMOND AND  
HENRICO COUNTIES  
JAMES RIVER AT RICHMOND WESTHAM AFFECTING CHESTERFIELD...CITY OF  
RICHMOND AND HENRICO COUNTIES  
FOR THE LOWER JAMES BASIN...INCLUDING RICHMOND LOCKS...RICHMOND  
WESTHAM...MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION IF VENTURING NEAR RIVERBANKS. MOVE TO  
HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY SHOULD RISING WATER THREATEN YOUR SAFETY.  
 
GRAPHICAL FORECAST INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT  
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AKQ. CLICK ON THE RIVERS AND LAKES ICON BENEATH THE  
POINT AND CLICK FORECAST MAP.  
 
STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER UPDATES...  
 

 
 
VAC087-760-182135-  
/O.NEW.KAKQ.FL.W.0035.180918T1830Z-180920T2020Z/  
/RICV2.1.ER.180918T1830Z.180919T0900Z.180920T1420Z.NO/  
535 AM EDT TUE SEP 18 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD VA HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE JAMES RIVER AT RICHMOND LOCKS.  
* FROM THIS AFTERNOON TO THURSDAY AFTERNOON...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS  
CANCELLED.  
* AT 04:54 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 2.1 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY LATE  
THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 12.6 FEET BY AFTER  
MIDNIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY  
THURSDAY AFTERNOON.  
* AT 12.5 FEET...LEHIGH PORTLAND CEMENT COMPANY IS FLOODED.  
THIS RIVER LEVEL IS COMPARABLE TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 12.7 FEET ON  
MAR 27 1953.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3740 7741 3747 7749 3756 7744 3752 7738  
 
 

 
 
VAC041-087-760-182135-  
/O.NEW.KAKQ.FL.W.0036.180918T1300Z-180920T2240Z/  
/RMDV2.2.ER.180918T1300Z.180919T0600Z.180920T1640Z.NO/  
535 AM EDT TUE SEP 18 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD VA HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE JAMES RIVER AT RICHMOND WESTHAM.  
* FROM THIS MORNING TO THURSDAY EVENING...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS  
CANCELLED.  
* AT 04:30 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 8.7 FEET.  
* MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY LATE  
THIS MORNING AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 15.5 FEET BY AFTER  
MIDNIGHT TOMORROW. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY  
THURSDAY EARLY AFTERNOON.  
* AT 15.0 FEET...BEGIN MODERATE FLOODING. RESIDENCES NEAR GAGE  
THREATENED WITH SOME DRIVEWAYS UNDER ONE TO ONE AND A HALF FEET OF  
WATER.  
THIS RIVER LEVEL IS COMPARABLE TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 15.5 FEET ON  
AUG 6 1948.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3770 7780 3756 7744 3747 7749 3753 7770  
3760 7785  
 

 
 
CLICK HERE TO GO TO PREVIOUS BULLETINS.

The Nexlab VA Page
The Nexlab NC Page
The Nexlab MD Page Main Text Page