NWS Wakefield, VA Statements Information Page


Special Weather Statements-

These statements describe a wide variety of weather elements that occur generally for 6 or more hours:


Severe Weather Statements-

These statements are issued when short-term warnings are in effect, providing updated information on the status of warnings, and also can include recent severe weather reports.


Flash Flood Statements-

These statements are issued when a Flash Flood Watch or Warning is in effect, or when minor, urban type flooding is occurring. These statements describe:


Flood Statements-

These statements are issued when a Flood Watch or Warning is in effect, when minor urban flooding is occurring, or when a major river is above flood stage. These statements describe:


River Statements

Daily River Stage Forecasts


Flood Outlook

This statement describes the long-term flood outlook for river flooding. "Long-term" can be several days, if a significant storm is approaching, or can be up to 2 weeks, when no well-defined storms are forecasted. Routine flood outlooks, issued every 2 weeks, include and are based on:

Updated flood outlooks are issued when significant storms increase the threat of flooding and concentrate on forecasts of precipitation and river response.


Marine Weather Statements-

This is the marine equivalent of a Special Weather Statement. If marine conditions are significantly different than the current Coastal Waters Forecast, then these conditions are described in a Marine Weather Statement.


Coastal Flood Statements-

These statements are issued routinely when a Coastal Flood Watch or Coastal Flood Warning is issued. A Coastal Flood Statement describes:


Hurricane Local Statements-

These statements are issued when a Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watch or Warning is in effect. They are issued every time a new public update is received from the National Hurricane Center. A Hurricane Local Statement provides local information and forecasts, based on the guidance received from the National Hurricane Center. Information within a Hurricane Local Statement includes:


Public Information Statement

These statements provide general information about a wide variety of weather elements. The main intent of a Public Information Statement is to educate the public on a certain topic related to weather. Some topics include:


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