617  
WGUS41 KLWX 122023  
FLWLWX  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC  
323 PM EST TUE FEB 12 2019  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD  
WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WEST VIRGINIA...  
 
OPEQUON CREEK NEAR MARTINSBURG AFFECTING BERKELEY AND JEFFERSON  
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.  
 

 
 
WVC003-037-130423-  
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/MBGW2.1.ER.190213T0800Z.190213T1200Z.190213T1900Z.NO/  
323 PM EST TUE FEB 12 2019  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VA HAS ISSUED A  
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE OPEQUON CREEK NEAR MARTINSBURG.  
* FROM LATE TONIGHT UNTIL WEDNESDAY EVENING.  
* AT 3 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.6 FEET AND RISING.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY OVERNIGHT TONIGHT AND CREST  
NEAR 10.2 FEET BY TOMORROW MORNING. THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO FALL  
BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY MID-AFTERNOON WEDNESDAY.  
* IMPACT...AT 10.0 FEET, FLOODWATERS BEGIN TO COVER DOUGLAS GROVE  
ROAD (COUNTY ROAD 9/16) EAST OF MARTINSBURG. A PORTION OF BOWERS  
ROAD IS ALSO FLOODED. LOW LYING AREAS NEAR THE CREEK BEGIN TO  
FLOOD. WATER ALSO BEGINS TO COVER THE STREAM ACCESS POINT AT THE  
VAN METRE FORD PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE.  
* FLOOD HISTORY...THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 11.2 FEET  
ON MAY 6 2017.  
 

 
 
RIVER FLOOD OBSERVED 1PM 7PM 1AM 7AM CREST  
LOCATION STAGE STG DAY TIME TUE TUE WED WED STG DAY TIME  
 
OPEQUON CREEK  
MARTINSBURG 10.0 6.6 TUE 3 PM 7.5 9.5 10.2 10.2 WED 7 AM  

 
 
LAT...LON 3929 7807 3932 7804 3943 7799 3955 7792  
3951 7786 3938 7792 3924 7800  
 

 
 
DHOF  
 
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