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Areal Flood Warning:

Issued at: 7:41 PM EST on March 4, 2015, expires at: 4:45 AM EST on March 05, 2015
  • The National Weather Service in Charleston has extended the
  • Flood Warning for... Buchanan County in Virginia... this includes the cities of...Grundy...Davenport... Dickenson County in Virginia... this includes the cities of...John Flannagan Lake...Haysi... Clintwood...Breaks Interstate Park...
  • until 430 am EST Thursday
  • at 739 PM EST rain and snow melt have caused streams, creeks and rivers to rise. More rain is in the forecast and will eventually change to snow overnight. Despite the changeover, runoff will continue and cause streams, creeks and rivers to exceed bankfull and flood. A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. If flooding is observed act quickly. Move up to higher ground to escape flood waters. Do not stay in areas subject to flooding when water begins rising. 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. Please report high water to the National Weather Service by calling toll free...800-401-9535...when you can do so safely. You may also report high water by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service facebook Page...or by using the twitter hashtag...nwsrlx. Lat...Lon 3700 8244 3718 8256 3721 8255 3727 8235 3752 8198 3749 8196 3747 8200 3744 8194 3736 8193 3729 8185 3728 8179 3722 8174 3712 8195 3712 8200 3709 8201 3703 8212 3699 8229 3695 8236 21 615 PM EST Wed Mar 4 2015 The National Weather Service in Charleston has extended the
  • Flood Warning for... east central Buchanan County in Virginia... southeastern Braxton County in West Virginia... Fayette County in West Virginia... this includes the cities of...Fayetteville...Babcock State Park... McDowell County in West Virginia... this includes the city of Welch... Nicholas County in West Virginia... this includes the cities of...Summersville...Richwood... west central Pocahontas County in West Virginia... Raleigh County in West Virginia... this includes the city of Beckley... extreme southwestern Randolph County in West Virginia... Webster County in West Virginia... this includes the city of Webster Springs... Wyoming County in West Virginia... this includes the city of Pineville...
  • until 445 am EST Thursday
  • at 614 PM EST rain and snow melt have caused streams, creeks and rivers to rise. More rain is in the forecast and will eventually change to snow overnight. Despite the changeover, runoff will continue and cause streams, creeks and rivers to exceed bankfull and flood. A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. If flooding is observed act quickly. Move up to higher ground to escape flood waters. Do not stay in areas subject to flooding when water begins rising. 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. Please report high water to the National Weather Service by calling toll free...800-401-9535...when you can do so safely. You may also report high water by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service facebook Page...or by using the twitter hashtag...nwsrlx. Lat...Lon 3730 8191 3748 8193 3772 8172 3779 8151 3827 8120 3840 8088 3867 8050 3844 8004 3819 8036 3822 8037 3826 8044 3808 8070 3809 8088 3807 8081 3788 8076 3782 8092 3771 8090 3757 8120 3729 8141 3720 8157 21

Areal Flood Watch:

Issued at: 3:38 PM EST on March 4, 2015, expires at: 7:00 AM EST on March 05, 2015
  • ...Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday morning... The Flood Watch continues for
  • portions of northeast Kentucky...southeast Ohio...southwest Virginia and West Virginia...including the following areas... in northeast Kentucky...Boyd...Carter...Greenup and Lawrence KY. In southeast Ohio...Athens...Gallia...Lawrence OH...Meigs and Washington. In southwest Virginia...Buchanan and Dickenson. In West Virginia...Barbour...Boone...Braxton... Cabell...Calhoun...Clay...Doddridge...Fayette...Gilmer... Harrison...Jackson WV...Kanawha...Lewis...Lincoln...Logan... Mason...McDowell...Mingo...Nicholas...Pleasants...Pocahontas... Putnam...Raleigh...Randolph...Ritchie...Roane...Taylor... Tyler...Upshur...Wayne...Webster...Wirt...wood and Wyoming.
  • Through Thursday morning
  • widespread rain will continue into this evening in West Virginia... while transitioning to sleet and wet snow late this afternoon and early this evening across southeast Ohio and northeast Kentucky. That transition will move further southeast...through West Virginia tonight. Many County flood warnings were posted earlier Wednesday...and are still active...for stream and creek flooding.
  • Minor to moderate flooding is also likely through Thursday along a few of the larger rivers. Precautionary/preparedness actions... The Flood Watch means the potential for additional flooding continues. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 2:53 PM EST on March 4, 2015, expires at: 7:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from midnight tonight to 7 PM EST Thursday...
  • locations...portions of southern and southeast West Virginia and southwest Virginia.
  • Hazard types...freezing rain...sleet...and snow.
  • Ice accumulations...a glaze of ice possible before changeover to sleet and snow.
  • Snow accumulations...2 to 3 inches possible.
  • Timing...after midnight tonight into Thursday.
  • Impacts...untreated roads and sidewalks could become snow and ice covered. Snow and ice could cause downed tree limbs and power outages. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow ...sleet... or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while driving. Please report snow...sleet...freezing rain accumulations to the National Weather Service by calling toll free... 800-401-9535... when you can do so safely. This phone number is to be used for reporting purposes only. You can also report winter weather by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service facebook Page... or by using the twitter hashtag...nwsrlx. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of weather information for the latest updates. Additional details can also be found at www.Weather.Gov/rlx.


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