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Areal Flood Watch:

Issued at: 1:04 PM EST on March 3, 2015, expires at: 7:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015
  • ...Flood Watch remains in effect from 7 PM EST this evening through Thursday evening... The Flood Watch continues for
  • portions of east central Kentucky...northeast Kentucky...south central Kentucky and southeast Kentucky...including the following areas...in east central Kentucky...Bath...Elliott... Estill...Fleming...Menifee...Montgomery...Powell and Rowan. In northeast Kentucky...Johnson and Martin. In south central Kentucky...Laurel...McCreary...Pulaski...Rockcastle...Wayne and Whitley. In southeast Kentucky...Bell...Breathitt...Clay... Floyd...Harlan...Jackson...Knott...Knox...Lee...Leslie... Letcher...Magoffin...Morgan...Owsley...Perry...Pike and Wolfe.
  • From 7 PM EST this evening through Thursday evening
  • 2 to 3 inches of rain are forecast to fall between tonight and Thursday. Additionally...most of the lingering snowpack will be melting...adding to the runoff.
  • Small stream and creek flooding will be possible tonight through Wednesday...with minor to possibly moderate flooding along larger rivers expected Wednesday through Thursday. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. 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 Storm Watch:

Issued at: 12:53 PM EST on March 3, 2015, expires at: 1:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015
  • ...Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon...
  • timing...colder air will move in from northwest to southeast Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night...changing precipitation from rain...to a mixture of snow...sleet...and freezing rain...before diminishing as light snow by early Thursday afternoon.
  • Snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 8 inches...with ice accumulations up to a quarter of an inch are possible. Higher amounts of snow and sleet will occur along and north of the mountain Parkway...with lesser amounts occurring along the Tennessee and Virginia border. Additionally...more significant ice accumulation may occur along and south of the hal Rogers Parkway and Highway 80 corridors. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. Geogerian


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