McDowell County, West Virginia
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Flood Warning
VAC027-WVC007-019-047-067-075-081-083-101-109-050945-
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/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
BUCHANAN VA-RALEIGH WV-POCAHONTAS WV-NICHOLAS WV-MCDOWELL WV-
RANDOLPH WV-FAYETTE WV-BRAXTON WV-WYOMING WV-WEBSTER WV-
615 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
EAST CENTRAL BUCHANAN COUNTY IN VIRGINIA...
SOUTHEASTERN BRAXTON COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
FAYETTE COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...FAYETTEVILLE...BABCOCK STATE PARK...
MCDOWELL COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF WELCH...
NICHOLAS COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...SUMMERSVILLE...RICHWOOD...
WEST CENTRAL POCAHONTAS COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
RALEIGH COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF BECKLEY...
EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN RANDOLPH COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
WEBSTER COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF WEBSTER SPRINGS...
WYOMING COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF PINEVILLE...

* UNTIL 445 AM EST THURSDAY

* AT 614 PM EST RAIN AND SNOW MELT HAVE CAUSED STREAMS, CREEKS AND
RIVERS TO RISE. MORE RAIN IS IN THE FORECAST AND WILL EVENTUALLY
CHANGE TO SNOW OVERNIGHT. DESPITE THE CHANGEOVER, RUNOFF WILL
CONTINUE AND CAUSE STREAMS, CREEKS AND RIVERS TO EXCEED BANKFULL
AND FLOOD.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE UP TO
HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO
FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

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.

PLEASE REPORT HIGH WATER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING
TOLL FREE...800-401-9535...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

YOU MAY ALSO REPORT HIGH WATER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE
CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE...OR
BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG...NWSRLX.

&&

LAT...LON 3730 8191 3748 8193 3772 8172 3779 8151
3827 8120 3840 8088 3867 8050 3844 8004
3819 8036 3822 8037 3826 8044 3808 8070
3809 8088 3807 8081 3788 8076 3782 8092
3771 8090 3757 8120 3729 8141 3720 8157

$$

Flood Watch
KYZ101>103-105-OHZ075-076-085>087-VAZ003-004-WVZ005>011-013>020-
024>040-046-047-051100-
/O.CON.KRLX.FA.A.0001.000000T0000Z-150305T1200Z/
/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
954 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THURSDAY...

THE 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.

* UNTIL 7 AM EST THURSDAY

* WIDESPREAD RAIN WILL TRANSITIONING TO SLEET AND WET SNOW
OVERNIGHT. MANY COUNTY FLOOD WARNINGS WERE POSTED EARLIER
WEDNESDAY...AND ARE STILL ACTIVE...FOR STREAM AND CREEK
FLOODING.

* MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IS ALSO LIKELY THROUGH THURSDAY
ALONG A FEW OF THE LARGER RIVERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE FLOOD WATCH MEANS THE POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL FLOODING
CONTINUES.

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
VAZ003-004-WVZ033-034-051000-
/O.UPG.KRLX.WW.Y.0019.150305T0500Z-150306T0000Z/
/O.EXB.KRLX.WS.W.0005.150305T0500Z-150306T0000Z/
DICKENSON-BUCHANAN-MCDOWELL-WYOMING-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLINTWOOD...GRUNDY...VANSANT...WELCH...
GARY...WAR...MULLENS...OCEANA...PINEVILLE
857 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 7 PM
EST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 7 PM EST THURSDAY. THE WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA AND SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA.

* HAZARD TYPES...FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND SNOW.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...A TRACE TO A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES.

* TIMING...AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...UNTREATED ROADS AND SIDEWALKS COULD BECOME SNOW AND
ICE COVERED. SNOW AND ICE COULD CAUSE DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND
POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. 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.

PLEASE REPORT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
BY CALLING TOLL FREE...800-401-9535...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.
THIS PHONE NUMBER IS TO BE USED FOR REPORTING PURPOSES ONLY.

YOU CAN ALSO REPORT WINTER WEATHER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE
CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE...
OR BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG...NWSRLX.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF
WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/RLX.

&&

$$

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