“Areal” flooding: What it means

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – There are several counties with flood warnings throughout Ohio.

Some areas have “areal” flood advisories.

Areal flooding develops gradually and occurs from prolonged and moderate to heavy rainfall. The threat covers a wide area and even though the flooding develops over time, it can still be a threat to life and property.

The National Weather Service adopted the new term several years ago.

The word “areal” refers to an area, which is an expanse of space or a region of land.

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