Kanawha County, West Virginia
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Flash Flood Watch
KYZ101>103-105-OHZ075-076-085>087-VAZ003-004-WVZ005>011-013>020-
024>040-046-047-030530-
/O.CON.KRLX.FF.A.0005.000000T0000Z-160503T1200Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
GREENUP-CARTER-BOYD-LAWRENCE KY-ATHENS-WASHINGTON-MEIGS-GALLIA-
LAWRENCE OH-DICKENSON-BUCHANAN-WAYNE-CABELL-MASON-JACKSON WV-WOOD-
PLEASANTS-TYLER-LINCOLN-PUTNAM-KANAWHA-ROANE-WIRT-CALHOUN-RITCHIE-
DODDRIDGE-MINGO-LOGAN-BOONE-CLAY-BRAXTON-GILMER-LEWIS-HARRISON-
TAYLOR-MCDOWELL-WYOMING-RALEIGH-FAYETTE-NICHOLAS-WEBSTER-UPSHUR-
BARBOUR-POCAHONTAS-RANDOLPH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLATWOODS...GREENUP...GRAYSON...
OLIVE HILL...ASHLAND...LOUISA...ATHENS...MARIETTA...BELPRE...
POMEROY...GALLIPOLIS...IRONTON...SOUTH POINT...CLINTWOOD...
GRUNDY...VANSANT...KENOVA...CEREDO...WAYNE...HUNTINGTON...
POINT PLEASANT...NEW HAVEN...RAVENSWOOD...RIPLEY...PARKERSBURG...
VIENNA...ST. MARYS...BELMONT...PADEN CITY...SISTERSVILLE...
MIDDLEBOURNE...HARTS...ALUM CREEK...HAMLIN...TEAYS VALLEY...
HURRICANE...CHARLESTON...SOUTH CHARLESTON...SAINT ALBANS...
SPENCER...ELIZABETH...GRANTSVILLE...HARRISVILLE...PENNSBORO...
WEST UNION...WILLIAMSON...LOGAN...CHAPMANVILLE...MAN...MADISON...
CLAY...SUTTON...GASSAWAY...BURNSVILLE...GLENVILLE...WESTON...
CLARKSBURG...BRIDGEPORT...GRAFTON...WELCH...GARY...WAR...
MULLENS...OCEANA...PINEVILLE...BECKLEY...OAK HILL...
FAYETTEVILLE...SUMMERSVILLE...RICHWOOD...CRAIGSVILLE...
WEBSTER SPRINGS...BUCKHANNON...PHILIPPI...BELINGTON...MARLINTON...
ELKINS
522 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

THE FLASH 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 TUESDAY MORNING

* PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA HAD ALREADY RECEIVED OVER ONE
INCH OF RAINFALL TODAY ALONE...AND THE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO
BRING 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN TO THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH AREA WHEN
ALL IS SAID AND DONE BY TUESDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST OF THE
RAINFALL IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS.

* HEAVY RAIN...COMBINED WITH ALREADY SATURATED SOILS...WILL
LIKELY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING IN SOME AREAS...AS ALREADY SWOLLEN
STREAMS AND RIVERS COULD RISE RAPIDLY AND OVERFLOW THEIR BANKS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

$$

Special Weather Statement
KYZ101>103-105-OHZ087-WVZ005>008-013>015-026-027-030000-
BOYD-CARTER-LAWRENCE-GREENUP-LAWRENCE-MASON-CABELL-KANAWHA-JACKSON-
PUTNAM-LINCOLN-CLAY-BOONE-WAYNE-
402 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL WILL AFFECT
LAWRENCE...CARTER...BOYD...SOUTHEASTERN
LAWRENCE...LINCOLN...WAYNE...N ORTHERN BOONE...PUTNAM...
KANAWHA...SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON AND CABELL COUNTIES...

AT 400 PM EDT...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WERE OCCURING ACROSS
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY AND WEST CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CHARLESTON...HUNTINGTON...ASHLAND...NITRO...GRAYSON...MADISON...LOUISA...
WINFIELD...OLIVE HILL...WAYNE...HAMLIN...PROCTORVILLE...BLAINE...BEECH FORK
STATE PARK...CANNONSBURG...GRAYSON LAKE STATE PARK...YATESVILLE LAKE
STATE PARK...JEFFERSON...SOUTH CHARLESTON AND ST. ALBANS.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS...
INTERSTATE 79 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 19.
INTERSTATE 77 IN WEST VIRGINIA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 96 AND 124.
INTERSTATE 64 IN KENTUCKY BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 150 AND 191.
INTERSTATE 64 IN WEST VIRGINIA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 57.
WEST VIRGINIA TURNPIKE BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 67 AND 95.
ROUTE 119 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 49 AND 80.

HEAVY RAINFALL IS OCCURRING...AND MAY CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO
NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS...
HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

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.

LAT...LON 3868 8158 3855 8151 3851 8130 3845 8125
3827 8124 3799 8138 3805 8166 3803 8200
3798 8224 3785 8241 3796 8253 3788 8262
3800 8294 3797 8301 3811 8289 3817 8292
3818 8305 3827 8317 3819 8326 3831 8334
TIME...MOT...LOC 2000Z 231DEG 48KT 3823 8231
$$

Special Weather Statement
WVZ015-016-018-027>029-035>038-047-030100-
CLAY-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-BRAXTON-KANAWHA-NICHOLAS-ROANE-FAYETTE-RANDOLPH-
GILMER-RALEIGH-
458 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL WILL AFFECT
BRAXTON...NICHOLAS...WEBSTER... CALHOUN...ROANE...CLAY AND FAYETTE
COUNTIES...


LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SUMMERSVILLE...FAYETTEVILLE...SPENCER...RICHWOOD...RAINELLE...SUTTON...
GRANTSVILLE...CLAY...BABCOCK STATE PARK...WEBSTER SPRINGS...OAK HILL...
MOUNT HOPE...ANSTED...CLENDENIN...GASSAWAY...SMITHERS...ADDISON (WEBSTER
SPRINGS)...GAULEY BRIDGE...CAMDEN-ON-GAULEY AND GLEN.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS...
INTERSTATE 79 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 17 AND 81.
WEST VIRGINIA TURNPIKE BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 53 AND 65.

HEAVY RAINFALL IS OCCURRING...AND MAY CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO
NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER ON COUNTRY ROADS AND
FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. 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 3825 8040 3808 8071 3810 8088 3806 8080
3788 8076 3782 8094 3780 8092 3780 8093
3787 8124 3797 8138 3835 8122 3862 8153
3891 8151 3888 8130 3902 8112 3897 8103
3870 8099 3889 8063 3866 8028 3848 8017
TIME...MOT...LOC 2057Z 240DEG 49KT 3843 8078
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