Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
401 AM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

WVZ028-038-039-046-047-240900-
BRAXTON WV-POCAHONTAS WV-RANDOLPH WV-UPSHUR WV-WEBSTER WV-
401 AM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR SOUTHERN UPSHUR...NORTHERN
WEBSTER...SOUTHERN BRAXTON...RANDOLPH AND NORTHEASTERN POCAHONTAS
COUNTIES UNTIL 500 AM EDT...

AT 355 AM EDT...AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY
RAINFALL WAS LOCATED ALONG A LINE FROM HARMAN TO MILL CREEK TO
LITTLE BIRCH...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 10 MPH.

HEAVY RAIN WILL FALL FROM THESE SHOWERS AND STORMS...WITH
RAINFALL MEASUREMENTS OF AROUND ONE HALF INCH IN 30 MINUTES.
RAINFALL OF THIS INTENSITY WILL CAUSE WATER TO POND ON ROADS AND
QUICKLY FILL ROADSIDE DITCHES AND SMALL STREAMS.

THESE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR DAILEY AROUND 405
AM...DRYFORK...AND HOLLY RIVER STATE PARK AROUND 410
AM...HARMAN...HELVETIA...AND HACKER VALLEY AROUND 415 AM...MILL
CREEK AROUND 425 AM...GLADY AROUND 430 AM...PICKENS AND HUTTONSVILLE
AROUND 435 AM.

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.

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

LAT...LON 3892 7937 3893 7944 3889 7946 3889 7951
      3884 7953 3878 7950 3866 7959 3864 7962
      3861 7975 3848 8025 3857 8086 3883 8007
      3900 7960 3898 7951 3896 7935

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