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Winter Storm Warning:

Issued at: 12:57 PM EST on March 5, 2015, expires at: 4:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015
  • ...Winter Storm Warning now in effect until 4 PM EST this afternoon...
  • snow will linger through the afternoon before ending by early evening.
  • An additional inch of snow accumulation is expected. This will bring storm total snow and sleet accumulations to the 3 to 6 inch range.
  • This snow will continue to make travel treacherous into this evening. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for snow...sleet...and ice means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Significant amounts of snow and ice are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Kas

Areal Flood Warning:

Issued at: 4:23 am EST on March 5, 2015, expires at: 6:45 PM EST on March 05, 2015
  • ...A Flood Warning remains in effect until 715 PM EST Thursday for Clay...Perry...Johnson...southwestern Knott...southern Lee... northeastern Floyd...Breathitt...northwestern Harlan...Leslie... Owsley...Martin...southeastern Morgan and Magoffin counties... At 423 am EST...a mixture of sleet and snow was ongoing...and expected to change over to all snow this morning...before tapering off by late this afternoon. However...runoff from heavy rainfall and snow melt that occurred Tuesday night and Wednesday has resulted in flooding of some area creeks and streams within the warning. Expect flooding to continue in these locations through at least this afternoon. Some locations that will experience flooding include... hazard...Paintsville...Prestonsburg...Jackson...Salyersville... Manchester...Hindman...Inez...Hyden...Booneville...Mason... Wheelwright...Pippa Passes...Vicco...Warfield...Allen...BUckhorn... Bush...Corn Fork Hollow and Cressmont. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. Stream rises will be slow and flash flooding is not expected. However...all interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately. Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice...turn around...dont drown. Lat...Lon 3767 8240 3756 8289 3749 8291 3752 8308 3733 8306 3734 8266 3719 8301 3702 8306 3689 8341 3704 8386 3717 8397 3734 8378 3754 8389 3752 8360 3768 8326 3777 8327 3799 8303 3788 8262 3796 8253 3776 8231 Jmw 419 am EST Thu Mar 5 2015 ...A Flood Warning for snowmelt remains in effect until 645 PM EST Thursday for Harlan and Bell counties... At 419 am EST...a mixture of sleet and snow was ongoing...and expected to change over to all snow this morning...before tapering off by late this afternoon. However...runoff from heavy rainfall and snow melt that occurred Tuesday night and Wednesday has resulted in flooding of a few area creeks and streams within the warning. Expect flooding to continue in these locations through at least this afternoon. Some locations that will experience flooding include... Harlan...Pineville...Middlesboro...Cumberland...Loyall...Evarts... Lynch...Benham...Wallins Creek...Creech...sunshine...Smith... Calvin...South Wallins...Stony Fork Junction...Ponza...Tway... shields...Grays Knob and hutch. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice...turn around...dont drown. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause ponding of water in urban areas...highways...streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage areas and low lying spots. Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find alternate routes. It takes only a few inches of swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles away. Lat...Lon 3659 8393 3665 8396 3668 8388 3679 8379 3690 8350 3689 8341 3692 8340 3702 8317 3700 8312 3698 8315 3695 8315 3702 8294 3698 8287 3690 8287 3685 8301 3685 8307 3674 8314 3667 8343 3667 8353 3658 8369 Jmw


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