Flint River forecast edges higher; Flash Flood Watch issued due to expected rainfall (12/30/15)




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As of 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, the Flint River at Bainbridge measured 26.93 feet, according to the U.S. Geological Service. Water was flowing at 45,600 cubic feet per second, which is very fast. The current forecast is for the Flint River at Bainbridge to crest at 33.1 feet by early Saturday.

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1008 AM EST WED DEC 30 2015

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Georgia…
Flint River at Albany affecting Dougherty County
Flint River at Newton (SR 37) affecting Baker and Mitchell
Counties
Flint River at Bainbridge (US 27) affecting Decatur County

The Flood Warning continues for
the Flint River at Bainbridge (US 27).
* Until further notice.
* At 9:45 AM Wednesday the stage was 27.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 25.0 feet.
* Forecast: The river will continue rising to near 33.1 feet by Monday early afternoon then begin falling.
* Impact: At 33.0 feet: Machinery and other equipment at Cleat Mills
and the Saw Mills need to be moved to avoid serious damage from
rising water.


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
941 AM EST WED DEC 30 2015

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING FOR PORTIONS OF THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE AS WELL AS SOUTHEAST ALABAMA AND SOUTHWEST
GEORGIA…

.AN AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAINFALL RATES IS
FORECAST TO MOVE EASTWARD INTO THE WATCH AREA DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS. GIVEN THE SATURATED SOILS AND HIGH RIVER
LEVELS…CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FLASH FLOODING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING IN AREAS THAT RECEIVE THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL
AMOUNTS.

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…NORTHWEST
FLORIDA AND GEORGIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN
SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…COFFEE…DALE…GENEVA…HENRY AND HOUSTON.
IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA…COASTAL BAY…COASTAL GULF…SOUTH
WALTON…CALHOUN…CENTRAL WALTON…GADSDEN…HOLMES…INLAND
BAY…INLAND GULF…JACKSON…LIBERTY…NORTH WALTON AND
WASHINGTON. IN GEORGIA…BAKER… CALHOUN…CLAY…DECATUR…
DOUGHERTY…EARLY…LEE…MILLER…MITCHELL…QUITMAN…RANDOLPH…
SEMINOLE…TERRELL AND WORTH.

* THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN IS EXPECTED ACROSS MOST OF
THE WATCH AREA THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. HOWEVER…LOCALIZED
POCKETS OF RAINFALL AROUND 5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN A SHORT
AMOUNTS OF TIME.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.




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