610  
WGUS41 KLWX 200703  
FLWLWX  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC  
303 AM EDT SAT APR 20 2019  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VA 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.  
 

 
 
WVC003-037-201503-  
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/MBGW2.1.ER.190420T0900Z.190420T1100Z.190420T1320Z.NO/  
303 AM EDT SAT APR 20 2019  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VA HAS ISSUED A  
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE OPEQUON CREEK NEAR MARTINSBURG.  
* FROM EARLY THIS MORNING UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON.  
* AT 2 AM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 8.8 FEET AND RISING.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE EARLY THIS MORNING AND CREST NEAR  
10.4 FEET THIS MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY  
LATE THIS MORNING.  
* 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 2PM 8PM 2AM 8AM CREST  
LOCATION STAGE STG DAY TIME SAT SAT SUN SUN STG DAY TIME  
 
OPEQUON CREEK  
MARTINSBURG 10.0 8.8 SAT 2 AM 8.6 6.7 5.8 5.2 10.4 SAT 7 AM  

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

 
 
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