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Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Charleston WV
941 PM EDT FRI JUN 23 2017
The National Weather Service in Charleston West Virginia has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for...
Lawrence County in northeastern Kentucky...
Central Kanawha County in central West Virginia...
Lincoln County in central West Virginia...
Northwestern Wyoming County in southern West Virginia...
Wayne County in western West Virginia...
Western Nicholas County in southeastern West Virginia...
Mingo County in southern West Virginia...
Southwestern Braxton County in north central West Virginia...
Northwestern Raleigh County in southeastern West Virginia...
Logan County in southern West Virginia...
Clay County in north central West Virginia...
Fayette County in southeastern West Virginia...
Boone County in central West Virginia...
* Until 1245 AM EDT
* At 940 PM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to
one inch of rain has already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Charleston, Summersville, Madison, Fayetteville, Louisa, Logan,
Clay, Blaine, Babcock State Park, Yatesville Lake State Park, Oak
Hill, Montgomery, Chesapeake, Marmet, Mount Hope, Ansted, Oceana,
Belle, Chapmanville and Cedar Grove.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.
Please report Severe Weather to the National Weather Service by
calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.
You may also report severe weather by posting your report to the
Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or
by using the Twitter Hashtag, NWSRLX.
LAT...LON 3814 8291 3825 8181 3850 8118 3872 8095
3843 8081 3809 8077 3808 8089 3806 8080
3802 8080 3752 8194 3755 8213 3765 8217
3768 8228 3767 8229 3768 8229 3776 8231
3795 8250 3795 8258 3789 8265 3804 8299
$$Flash Flood Watch
Jackson OH-Vinton-Meigs-Gallia-Lawrence OH-Dickenson-Buchanan-
Barbour-Northwest Raleigh-Southeast Raleigh-Northwest Fayette-
Southeast Fayette-Northwest Nicholas-Southeast Nicholas-
Northwest Webster-Southeast Webster-Northwest Pocahontas-
Southeast Pocahontas-Northwest Randolph-Southeast Randolph-
Including the cities of Flatwoods, Greenup, Grayson, Olive Hill,
Ashland, Louisa, New Lexington, Crooksville, Somerset,
McConnelsville, Stockport, Athens, Marietta, Belpre, Jackson,
Wellston, Oak Hill, McArthur, Hamden, 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, Buckhannon, Philippi, Belington, Bradley,
Prosperity, Sophia, Beckley, Fayetteville, Montgomery,
Meadow Bridge, Summersville, Craigsville, Birch River, Richwood,
Holly River State, Webster Springs, Cowen, Snowshoe, Marlinton,
Elkins, and Harman
306 PM EDT Fri Jun 23 2017
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
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, Jackson OH, Lawrence OH,
Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington. In southwest
Virginia, Buchanan and Dickenson. In West Virginia, Barbour,
Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmer,
Harrison, Jackson WV, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason,
McDowell, Mingo, Northwest Fayette, Northwest Nicholas,
Northwest Pocahontas, Northwest Raleigh, Northwest Randolph,
Northwest Webster, Pleasants, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane,
Southeast Fayette, Southeast Nicholas, Southeast Pocahontas,
Southeast Raleigh, Southeast Randolph, Southeast Webster,
Taylor, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Wirt, Wood, and Wyoming.
* Through late tonight
* In general, 1 and a half to 3 and a half inches of rain is
possible across the watch area, with locally heavier amounts,
as the remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy combine with a
cold front dropping in from the northwest.
* Timing will have the heaviest band of rain, associated with the
remnants of Cindy riding up along an east southeastward moving
cold front, over southeast Ohio and northwest West Virginia this
afternoon and then shift southeastward across the entire area
later this afternoon and tonight, ending early Saturday morning
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
919 PM EDT FRI JUN 23 2017
...AN AREA OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT LAWRENCE...
SOUTHWESTERN NICHOLAS...MINGO...CENTRAL KANAWHA...LINCOLN...
NORTHWESTERN RALEIGH...NORTHWESTERN WYOMING...WAYNE...LOGAN...CLAY...
FAYETTE AND BOONE COUNTIES...
At 918 PM EDT, strong thunderstorms were clustered near Charley, or
near Louisa, moving east at 40 mph.
Locations impacted include...
Charleston, Williamson, Madison, Fayetteville, Louisa, Logan, Clay,
Blaine, Yatesville Lake State Park, Oak Hill, Montgomery, Chesapeake,
Marmet, Mount Hope, Ansted, Oceana, Belle, Chapmanville, Cedar Grove
and East Bank.
THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS...
Interstate 79 between mile markers 34 and 38.
Interstate 77 in West Virginia between mile markers 96 and 99.
West Virginia Turnpike between mile markers 51 and 95.
Route 119 between mile markers 1 and 65, and near mile marker 69.
Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause
localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
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 3804 8299 3814 8288 3825 8184 3849 8124
3861 8109 3841 8093 3811 8087 3803 8096
3784 8128 3761 8185 3761 8217 3765 8218
3763 8221 3768 8230 3776 8231 3781 8240
3796 8253 3788 8262 3800 8294 3797 8299
TIME...MOT...LOC 0118Z 251DEG 49KT 3803 8267