Ritchie County, WV
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Flood Warning
WVC007-013-017-021-033-041-073-085-091-095-097-105-050945-
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/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
PLEASANTS WV-GILMER WV-CALHOUN WV-BRAXTON WV-WIRT WV-TAYLOR WV-
UPSHUR WV-TYLER WV-RITCHIE WV-LEWIS WV-HARRISON WV-DODDRIDGE WV-
616 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN BRAXTON COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
NORTHERN CALHOUN COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF GRANTSVILLE...
DODDRIDGE COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
GILMER COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF GLENVILLE...
HARRISON COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CLARKSBURG...
LEWIS COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF WESTON...
PLEASANTS COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
RITCHIE COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF HARRISVILLE...
TAYLOR COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
TYLER COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MIDDLEBOURNE...
WESTERN UPSHUR COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
WIRT COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF ELIZABETH...

* UNTIL 445 AM EST THURSDAY

* AT 616 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 3961 8094 3959 8090 3960 8084 3948 8071
3945 8061 3944 8053 3947 8047 3944 8028
3940 8017 3928 8020 3924 8016 3917 8023
3912 8023 3865 8051 3899 8148

$$

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.

&&

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Winter Storm Warning
KYZ105-WVZ005>008-013>020-024>032-035>040-046-047-051500-
/O.CON.KRLX.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150306T0000Z/
LAWRENCE KY-WAYNE-CABELL-MASON-JACKSON WV-LINCOLN-PUTNAM-KANAWHA-
ROANE-WIRT-CALHOUN-RITCHIE-DODDRIDGE-MINGO-LOGAN-BOONE-CLAY-
BRAXTON-GILMER-LEWIS-HARRISON-TAYLOR-RALEIGH-FAYETTE-NICHOLAS-
WEBSTER-UPSHUR-BARBOUR-POCAHONTAS-RANDOLPH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LOUISA...KENOVA...CEREDO...WAYNE...
HUNTINGTON...POINT PLEASANT...NEW HAVEN...RAVENSWOOD...RIPLEY...
HARTS...ALUM CREEK...HAMLIN...WEST HAMLIN...TEAYS VALLEY...
HURRICANE...CHARLESTON...SOUTH CHARLESTON...SPENCER...ELIZABETH...
GRANTSVILLE...HARRISVILLE...PENNSBORO...WEST UNION...WILLIAMSON...
GILBERT CREEK...CHATTAROY...AMHERSTDALE-ROBINETTE...LOGAN...
CHAPMANVILLE...MALLORY...SWITZER...HOLDEN...MAN...MADISON...
CLAY...SUTTON...GASSAWAY...BURNSVILLE...FLATWOODS...GLENVILLE...
WESTON...CLARKSBURG...BRIDGEPORT...GRAFTON...BECKLEY...OAK HILL...
FAYETTEVILLE...MONTGOMERY...SUMMERSVILLE...RICHWOOD...
CRAIGSVILLE...COWEN...BUCKHANNON...PHILIPPI...BELINGTON...
MARLINTON...ELKINS
155 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...LAWRENCE COUNTY KENTUCKY AND PORTIONS OF WESTERN
AND NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES FOR NORTHEAST KENTUCKY AND
THE TRI STATE AREA. 4 TO 6 INCHES IN THE KANAWHA VALLEY AND
SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE CHARLESTON AND BECKLEY
AREA. 8 TO 10 INCHES IN THE NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA LOWLANDS AND
THE NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW BY 10 PM TONIGHT. THE SNOW...
HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF
THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...UNTREATED ROADS AND SIDEWALKS COULD BECOME SNOW AND
ICE COVERED. REDUCED VISIBILITIES...BELOW ONE MILE AT TIMES...
CAN BE EXPECTED. SNOW COULD CAUSE DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND POWER
OUTAGES.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW 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...SLEET AND ICE 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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