Knott County, Kentucky
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Flood Warning
KYC025-071-119-153-195-042045-
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/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
KNOTT KY-FLOYD KY-BREATHITT KY-PIKE KY-MAGOFFIN KY-
646 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...
RAIN AND SNOWMELT IN...
NORTHERN KNOTT COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...
FLOYD COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...
EAST CENTRAL BREATHITT COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...
PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...
SOUTHEASTERN MAGOFFIN COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...

* UNTIL 345 PM EST WEDNESDAY

* AT 643 AM EST...EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED FLOODING IN THE
BELFRY AND STONE AREAS OF PIKE COUNTY...WITH SIGNIFICANT RISES
ALONG POND CREEK AND JOHNS CREEK. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF AROUND THREE
QUARTERS OF AN INCH OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN ACROSS THE WARNING AREAS
SINCE MIDNIGHT. THIS RAIN HAS FALLEN ON ALREADY SATURATED GROUND
FROM RECENT SNOWMELT.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
PIKEVILLE...PRESTONSBURG...HINDMAN...ESTILL...COAL RUN VILLAGE...
WHEELWRIGHT...MARTIN...PIPPA PASSES...FOREST HILLS...WAYLAND...
ALLEN...CHLOE...GUNLOCK...EVANSTON...FISHTRAP LAKE...EAST
MCDOWELL...ALPHORETTA...BUCKINGHAM...KITE AND GARDEN VILLAGE.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 3736 8222 3732 8307 3734 8308 3754 8311
3769 8251 3767 8240 3769 8238 3771 8241
3772 8239 3773 8232 3767 8229 3763 8219
3765 8218 3764 8218 3755 8213 3756 8208
3753 8205 3755 8204 3754 8197

$$

Flood Warning
KYC025-051-071-095-115-119-129-131-153-159-175-189-193-050015-
/O.EXT.KJKL.FA.W.0008.000000T0000Z-150305T0015Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CLAY KY-PERRY KY-JOHNSON KY-KNOTT KY-LEE KY-FLOYD KY-BREATHITT KY-
HARLAN KY-LESLIE KY-OWSLEY KY-MARTIN KY-MORGAN KY-MAGOFFIN KY-
719 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...
CLAY COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...
PERRY COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...
JOHNSON COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...
SOUTHWESTERN KNOTT COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...
SOUTHERN LEE COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...
NORTHEASTERN FLOYD COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...
BREATHITT COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...
NORTHWESTERN HARLAN COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...
LESLIE COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...
OWSLEY COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...
MARTIN COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...
SOUTHEASTERN MORGAN COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...
MAGOFFIN COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY...

* UNTIL 715 PM EST WEDNESDAY

* AT 714 AM EST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN MOVING ACROSS
PARTS OF THE WARNING AREA. AS MUCH OF THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH TO
ONE INCH OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN. UP TO ANOTHER INCH COULD FALL
BY MID AFTERNOON. RAINFALL RATES OF ONE QUARTER TO A HALF OF AN
INCH PER HOUR ON THE ALREADY SATURATED GROUND WILL LIKELY
OVERWHELM DITCHES AND CULVERTS. SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD
ALSO FLOOD WITH THIS ADDITIONAL RAINFALL.

* 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...

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

$$

Flood Watch
KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-104-106>120-041700-
/O.CON.KJKL.FA.A.0001.000000T0000Z-150306T0000Z/
/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
FLEMING-MONTGOMERY-BATH-ROWAN-ESTILL-POWELL-MENIFEE-ROCKCASTLE-
JACKSON-PULASKI-LAUREL-WAYNE-MCCREARY-WHITLEY-KNOX-BELL-HARLAN-
ELLIOTT-MORGAN-JOHNSON-WOLFE-MAGOFFIN-FLOYD-LEE-BREATHITT-KNOTT-
OWSLEY-PERRY-CLAY-LESLIE-LETCHER-MARTIN-PIKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLEMINGSBURG...CAMARGO...
JEFFERSONVILLE...MOUNT STERLING...OWINGSVILLE...MOREHEAD...
IRVINE...RAVENNA...CLAY CITY...STANTON...FRENCHBURG...BRODHEAD...
MOUNT VERNON...MCKEE...ANNVILLE...BURNSIDE...SOMERSET...LONDON...
MONTICELLO...STEARNS...WHITLEY CITY...CORBIN...WILLIAMSBURG...
BARBOURVILLE...MIDDLESBORO...PINEVILLE...CUMBERLAND...HARLAN...
SANDY HOOK...WEST LIBERTY...PAINTSVILLE...CAMPTON...
SALYERSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG...WHEELWRIGHT...BEATTYVILLE...
JACKSON...HINDMAN...PIPPA PASSES...BOONEVILLE...HAZARD...
MANCHESTER...HYDEN...JENKINS...WHITESBURG...INEZ...COAL RUN...
ELKHORN CITY...PIKEVILLE...SOUTH WILLIAMSON
350 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT 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.

* THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

* 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN ARE FORECAST TO FALL TODAY THROUGH
THURSDAY. ADDITIONALLY...ANY LINGERING SNOWPACK WILL BE
MELTING...ADDING TO THE RUNOFF.

* SMALL STREAM AND CREEK FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE TODAY...WITH
MINOR TO POSSIBLY MODERATE FLOODING ALONG LARGER RIVERS EXPECTED
TODAY 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 Warning
KYZ068-069-079-080-083>086-107-109-110-112>117-119-120-041715-
/O.CON.KJKL.WS.W.0004.150305T0000Z-150305T1800Z/
ROCKCASTLE-JACKSON-PULASKI-LAUREL-WAYNE-MCCREARY-WHITLEY-KNOX-
JOHNSON-MAGOFFIN-FLOYD-BREATHITT-KNOTT-OWSLEY-PERRY-CLAY-LESLIE-
MARTIN-PIKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BRODHEAD...MOUNT VERNON...MCKEE...
ANNVILLE...BURNSIDE...SOMERSET...LONDON...MONTICELLO...STEARNS...
WHITLEY CITY...CORBIN...WILLIAMSBURG...BARBOURVILLE...
PAINTSVILLE...SALYERSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG...WHEELWRIGHT...
JACKSON...HINDMAN...PIPPA PASSES...BOONEVILLE...HAZARD...
MANCHESTER...HYDEN...INEZ...COAL RUN...ELKHORN CITY...PIKEVILLE...
SOUTH WILLIAMSON
410 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 1 PM EST THURSDAY...

* TIMING...COLDER AIR WILL MOVE IN FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST
THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT...CHANGING PRECIPITATION FROM
RAIN...TO A MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND THEN TO SNOW.
FREEZING RAIN AND ACCUMULATING SLEET WILL BEGIN WEDNESDAY
EVENING...TRANSITIONING TO ALL SNOW FROM JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON
THURSDAY THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. SNOW SHOULD LIGHTEN AND
TAPER OFF BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 8 INCHES...THE HIGHEST
SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS GENERALLY NORTH OF THE CUMBERLAND
PARKWAY TO HAL ROGERS PARKWAY TO KY HIGHWAY 80 CORRIDOR.
ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE FROM FREEZING RAIN OF A TENTH OF AN INCH OR
LESS ARE ALSO EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS...SNOW OF THIS MAGNITUDE WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT TO
TREACHEROUS. IN ADDITION...THE HEAVY WET NATURE OF THIS SNOW
WILL CAUSE STRESS ON WEAK STRUCTURES AND COULD ALSO LEAD TO
DOWNED POWER LINES AND TREES WITH WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES
POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND SLEET MEANS SEVERE
WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW 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.

&&

$$

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