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FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE VI

FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE VI

July 3, 2011471Views

A very active trough in the vicinity of Puerto Rico will continue
to bring adverse weather conditions across the Virgin Islands during the next 24hours.
The VI will experience cloudy to overcast skies tonight and tomorrow with
moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until tomorrow morning and a warning may become
necessary later this evening.

A Flash Flood Watch is
issued when conditions are favorable for flash flooding in flood-prone areas
where grounds are already saturated from recent rains.  

A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring
in the warned area. A flash flood is a sudden, violent flood after a heavy
rain. Rainfall intensity and duration, topography, soil conditions, and ground
cover contribute to flash flooding.  

Winds: E-ESE at 12 -18kts over land and increasing to 22kts over open
waters.

Seas: Moderate to locally rough, swells 1.5/2m or 5-7ft. Small Craft
Operators should exercise caution.

Barometric Pressure: Below Normal

Tomorrow Sunrise: 5:46am

Tomorrow Sunset: 6:59pm

Disclaimer: The Department of Disaster
Management (DDM) is not an official Meteorological Office. The Information
disseminated by the Department is gathered from a number of professional
sources used or contracted by the DDM to provide such information. This
information is to be used as a guide by anyone who has interest in local
weather conditions. By no means can the DDM or the BVI Government be held
accountable by anyone who uses this information appropriately for legal
evidence or in justification of any decision which may result in the loss of
finances, property or life.