Precipitation Information Sources for Virginia as of September 2016

The last week of September 2016 brought several consecutive days of heavy rainfall to several parts of Virginia.  Below are listed several information sources for following Virginia rainfall or other precipitation and its impacts on stream and river flows during this rainy period or at other times.  All links were functional as of 9/30/16.

(For a one-year look back at the heavy rainfall and flooding that affected Virginia in late September 2015, please see this News Grouper post: Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flooding in Late September and Early October 2015 — Information Sources.  It includes some of the same sources listed below).

National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office’s serving parts of Virginia:
*Baltimore-Washington Forecast Office (in Sterling, Va.), online at http://www.weather.gov/lwx/.
*Blacksburg Forecast Office, http://www.weather.gov/rnk/.
*Charleston, W. Va., online http://www.weather.gov/rlx/.
*Morristown, Tenn., Forecast Office (covering far southwestern Virginia), online at http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mrx/.
*Wakefield, Va., Forecast Office, online at http://www.weather.gov/akq/.

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHaS) Daily Precipitation Map for Virginia, online at http://www.cocorahs.org/Maps/ViewMap.aspx?state=usa.

NWS Advanced Hydrological Prediction Center River Observations (map showing status of river gages relative to flood stage), online at http://water.weather.gov/ahps/.  Below is a sample of the kind of graph the site has for each river/stream gaging station, showing current and predicted flows relative to flood stage.

James River (VA) at Scottsville

NWS Storm Prediction Center Severe Weather Event Summaries online at http://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/reports/.

U.S. Geological Survey Daily Streamflow Conditions for Virginia, online at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/va/nwis/rt.

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