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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 06/ 5/2009

Alert: Flood Warning for Much of Metro Area

By Capital Weather Gang

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Courtesy National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning until 3:45 p.m. for D.C., Montgomery County, Arlington County, Fairfax County, the City of Alexandria, the City of Fairfax and the City of Falls Church. From the Weather Service...

AT 952 AM EDT...RADAR INDICATED AN AREA OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WILL MOVE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. DOPPLER RADAR AND AREA RAIN GAGES INDICATES THAT BETWEEN 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN OVER THE WARNED AREA...WITH ANOTHER HALF INCH TO AN INCH EXPECTED THROUGH 345 PM EDT.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED...DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

See our full forecast into early next week.

By Capital Weather Gang  | June 5, 2009; 10:40 AM ET
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Comments

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Posted by: Axel2 | June 5, 2009 11:18 AM | Report abuse

This rain stinks

Posted by: JJones-CapitalWeatherGang | June 5, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Back home in Wisconsin, we call such warm-season weather the "Lake Superior Low", though the cause is more often a low pressure system to our southeast or a stationary boundary to our south. It has been known to go on like this for three or more days whenever it gets established.

In Japan they generally welcome a multi-day rainy spell this time of year known as the "Bai-u" or "Plum Rains" since it occurs at the time the plum trees are setting their green fruit. In Japan, rainy weather on one's wedding day is predictive of good luck.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | June 5, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Ditto...what JJones said.

Posted by: ThinkSpring | June 5, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

We've already received an inch of rain since midnight. That takes us to over 2" so far for June.

Posted by: david_in_stafford | June 5, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

I don't know how 2" got repeated in my last post. That has happened before. It must be a technology glitch because I didn't type it twice.

Posted by: david_in_stafford | June 5, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Last evening, a 12 yr-old boy was tragically killed by lightning in Spotsylvania County.

He'd been playing Little League, and the game had been called off some minutes earlier, but he and another boy tarried. The other boy, 11, apparently hit indirectly by the same bolt, remains hospitalized in critical condition but is expected to survive:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/03/AR2009060304205.html?sid=ST2009060403630

Posted by: jhbyer | June 5, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

CORRECTION: The Spotsylvania boy was killed Wednesday evening by lightning, not yesterday. I apologize for the error.

Posted by: jhbyer | June 5, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Here is another article on the fatal lightning strike from the local newspaper:

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2009/062009/06052009/471286/index_html?page=1

Posted by: david_in_stafford | June 5, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

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