Flood Watch



Flood Watch
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
348 AM EST Wed Feb 16 2022

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Ashtabula Inland-Hancock-Seneca-Huron-Medina-Summit-Portage-Trumbull-
Wyandot-Crawford-Richland-Ashland-Wayne-Stark-Mahoning-Marion-Morrow-
Holmes-Knox-Ashtabula Lakeshore-Northern Erie-Southern Erie-Crawford-
Including the cities of Wadsworth, Norwalk, Cardington, Ashtabula,
Middlefield, Mount Vernon, Union City, Sandusky, Streetsboro,
Willard, Carey, Meadville, Roaming Shores, Clyde, Jefferson, Kent,
Toledo, Boardman, Eastlake, Brunswick, Perrysburg, Wooster, Findlay,
Millersburg, Bellevue, Ravenna, Geneva, North Ridgeville, Elyria,
Orrville, Fremont, Edinboro, Medina, Willoughby, Bainbridge,
Mansfield, Oak Harbor, Avon Lake, Akron, Massillon, Rittman, Niles,
Crestline, Painesville, Bucyrus, Chesterland, Erie, Upper Sandusky,
Lorain, Tiffin, Canton, Youngstown, Austintown, Mentor, Aurora,
Ashland, Galion, Genoa, Willowick, Orwell, Titusville, Alliance,
Mount Gilead, Corry, Bowling Green, Port Clinton, Andover, Killbuck,
South Russell, Conneaut, Marion, Wickliffe, Cleveland, Burton,
Huron, Chardon, Fostoria, and Warren
348 AM EST Wed Feb 16 2022

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Flooding caused by rain and snowmelt continues to be
  possible.

* WHERE...Portions of Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania, including the
  following areas, in Ohio, Ashland, Ashtabula Inland, Ashtabula
  Lakeshore, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Hancock, Holmes,
  Huron, Knox, Lake, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning, Marion, Medina,
  Morrow, Ottawa, Portage, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Stark,
  Summit, Trumbull, Wayne, Wood and Wyandot. In northwest
  Pennsylvania, Crawford, Northern Erie and Southern Erie.

* WHEN...From this evening through late Thursday night.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
  creeks and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and
  rivers may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur in poor
  drainage and urban areas.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - Warm temperatures and gusty winds are expected to cause a
    portion of the snowpack across the area to melt through the
    day. In addition, a strong storm system may bring 1 to 2
    inches of rainfall to the region late tonight through
    Thursday evening. The combination of rainfall and rapid snow
    melt are expected to cause significant rises on area creeks
    and rivers, with some waterways reaching flood stage. Ice
    jams may also develop on frozen waterways and could become
    focus areas for flooding.

  - Http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood
Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared
to take action should flooding develop.