Flood Watch



Flood Watch
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
423 AM EST Thu Feb 17 2022

.Heavy rain is expected today and will contribute to melting most of
the remaining snowpack. Runoff will cause rivers to increase quickly
and reach critical levels.

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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
423 AM EST Thu Feb 17 2022

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* 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...Through late tonight.

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

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - Warm temperatures will continue today causing most of the
    remaining snowpack to melt. In addition, a strong storm
    system will bring 1 to 2 inches of rainfall to the region
    through tonight. The combination of rainfall and rapid
    snowmelt 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.