MC DOWELL County, West Virginia
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Flash Flood Watch
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DICKENSON-BUCHANAN-MCDOWELL-WYOMING-RALEIGH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLINTWOOD...GRUNDY...VANSANT...WELCH...
GARY...WAR...MULLENS...OCEANA...PINEVILLE...BECKLEY
1235 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
AND SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...BUCHANAN AND DICKENSON. IN SOUTHERN
WEST VIRGINIA...MCDOWELL...RALEIGH AND WYOMING.

* FROM 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE
LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS
WILL PERSIST ON WEDNESDAY...AS A FRONT STALLS IN OUR VICINITY.

* DUE TO THE RECENT ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS...THE GROUND IS
WETTER THAN NORMAL. THAT ALLOWS FOR FASTER RUNOFF...AND
QUICKER RISES ON SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS. RAINS OF 1 TO 2
INCHES IN LESS THAN A FEW HOURS COULD CAUSE VULNERABLE STREAMS
TO FLOOD. LOCAL RAIN AMOUNTS OF 2.5 INCHES OR MORE COULD CAUSE
MORE SERIOUS FLASH FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION.

THOSE LIVING ALONG FLOOD PRONE CREEKS...PLUS COUNTY AND STATE
OFFICIALS...SHOULD MONITOR WATER LEVELS FREQUENTLY DURING ANY
HEAVIER SHOWERS. BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD WATER LEVELS
RISE QUICKLY...OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS POSTED.

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