Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
959 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

WVZ040-047-061600-
BARBOUR-RANDOLPH-
959 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...A STRONG RISE ON THE TYGART VALLEY RIVER...

OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS...A RAINFALL MAXIMUM OF 1 TO 1.75 INCHES
FELLOVER THE TYGART VALLEY RIVER BASIN...UPSTREAM OF
BELINGTON...INCLUDING THE ELKINS...BEVERLY...DAILEY...MILL CREEK...
VALLEY HEAD REACH OF THE RIVER.

AS A RESULT...A STRONG RISE HAS OCCURRED ON THE TYGART VALLEY RIVER.

MINOR OVERFLOW WILL BE OCCURRING IN THE MOST VULNERABLE LOW
SPOTS ALONG THE TYGART VALLEY RIVER INTO TONIGHT.

THE HEADWATERS HAVE ALREADY CRESTED AROUND VALLEY HEAD.
HOWEVER...NEAR 9:30 AM...THE LEVEL AT MILL CREEK WAS 11.9 FEET AND
STILLRISING SLOWLY. LOWS SPOTS AROUND COUNTY ROUTE 39 OUTSIDE OF
TOWN WILL BE AFFECTED BY MINOR OVERFLOW INTO MUCH OF THIS AFTERNOON.

THE LEVEL AT DAILEY WAS NEAR 10.5 FEET THIS MORNING. THE RIVER WILL
CREST WELL BELOW THE 14 FOOT FLOOD STAGE AT DAILY LATE THIS
AFTERNOON.

AT BELINGTON...IN BARBOUR COUNTY...THE CREST WILL BE CLOSER TO THE
14 FLOOD STAGE TONIGHT. NEAR 9:30 AM...THE LEVEL AT BELINGTON
WAS12.3 AND RISING SLOWLY. FLOOD STAGE IS 14 FEET.

FURTHER DOWN THE RIVER AT PHILIPPI...THE LEVEL WAS AROUND 14.2
FEETLATE THIS MORNING...AND RISING SLOWLY. FLOOD STAGE IS 19 FEET
ATPHILIPPI. THE LEVEL SHOULD CREST BELOW FLOOD STAGE AT PHILIPPI
THISEVENING.

AGAIN...MINOR OVERFLOW WILL BE OCCURRING IN THE MOST VULNERABLE LOW
SPOTS ALONG THE TYGART VALLEY RIVER INTO THIS EVENING.

BE EXTRA CAUTIOUS AROUND THE BANKS OF THE SWOLLEN TYGART VALLEY
RIVER INTO SATURDAY...THEY COULD BE SLIPPERY OR UNSTABLE.



LAT...LON 3859 7998 3864 8011 3885 8001 3901 8004
      3917 8014 3922 8000 3893 7979
TIME...MOT...LOC 1356Z 260DEG 0KT 3872 7997
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KTB


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