Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
208 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...DOWNPOURS IN SHOWERS AND STORMS INTO THIS EVENING...

VAZ003-004-WVZ015-016-024>027-033>037-040215-
/O.EXT.KRLX.FF.A.0007.000000T0000Z-150704T1200Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
DICKENSON-BUCHANAN-KANAWHA-ROANE-MINGO-LOGAN-BOONE-CLAY-MCDOWELL-
WYOMING-RALEIGH-FAYETTE-NICHOLAS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLINTWOOD...GRUNDY...VANSANT...
CHARLESTON...SOUTH CHARLESTON...SAINT ALBANS...SPENCER...
WILLIAMSON...LOGAN...CHAPMANVILLE...MAN...MADISON...CLAY...
WELCH...GARY...WAR...MULLENS...OCEANA...PINEVILLE...BECKLEY...
OAK HILL...FAYETTEVILLE...SUMMERSVILLE...RICHWOOD...CRAIGSVILLE
208 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND WEST VIRGINIA...INCLUDING
  THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...BUCHANAN AND
  DICKENSON. IN WEST VIRGINIA...BOONE...CLAY...FAYETTE...
  KANAWHA...LOGAN...MCDOWELL...MINGO...NICHOLAS...RALEIGH...
  ROANE AND WYOMING.

* THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING

* SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE THIS AFTERNOON.
  WHILE THE COVERAGE OF SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL DECREASE LATER
  THIS EVENING...ANY SHOWER OR STORM WILL PRODUCE DOWNPOURS
  THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

* DUE TO THE RECENT ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS...THE GROUND IS
  WETTER THAN NORMAL. THAT ALLOWS FOR FASTER RUNOFF INTO SMALL
  STREAMS AND CREEKS. RAINS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES IN LESS THAN A FEW
  HOURS COULD CAUSE VULNERABLE STREAMS TO FLOOD. LOCAL RAIN
  AMOUNTS OF 3 INCHES OR MORE WOULD CAUSE MORE SERIOUS FLASH
  FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION.

THOSE LIVING ALONG FLOOD PRONE CREEKS...PLUS COUNTY AND STATE
OFFICIALS...SHOULD MONITOR WATER LEVELS FREQUENTLY DURING ANY
HEAVIER SHOWERS TODAY AND THIS EVENING. BE PREPARED TO TAKE
ACTION SHOULD WATER LEVELS RISE QUICKLY...OR A FLASH FLOOD
WARNING IS POSTED.

ALSO...BEING THE START OF THE INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND...
TRAVELERS NEED TO SLOW DOWN DURING ANY HEAVIER RAIN. DO NOT DRIVE
THROUGH WATER FLOWING ACROSS ROADS...OR INTO FLOODED UNDERPASSES.

&&

$$

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/O.CON.KRLX.FF.A.0007.000000T0000Z-150704T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
GREENUP-CARTER-BOYD-LAWRENCE KY-JACKSON OH-GALLIA-LAWRENCE OH-
WAYNE-CABELL-MASON-JACKSON WV-LINCOLN-PUTNAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLATWOODS...GREENUP...GRAYSON...
OLIVE HILL...ASHLAND...LOUISA...JACKSON...WELLSTON...OAK HILL...
GALLIPOLIS...IRONTON...SOUTH POINT...KENOVA...CEREDO...WAYNE...
HUNTINGTON...POINT PLEASANT...NEW HAVEN...RAVENSWOOD...RIPLEY...
HARTS...ALUM CREEK...HAMLIN...TEAYS VALLEY...HURRICANE
208 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST KENTUCKY...SOUTHEAST OHIO AND WEST
  VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHEAST
  KENTUCKY...BOYD...CARTER...GREENUP AND LAWRENCE KY. IN
  SOUTHEAST OHIO...GALLIA...JACKSON OH AND LAWRENCE OH. IN WEST
  VIRGINIA...CABELL...JACKSON WV...LINCOLN...MASON...PUTNAM AND
  WAYNE.

* UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING

* SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE THIS AFTERNOON. ANY
  SHOWER OR STORM WILL PRODUCE DOWNPOURS.

* DUE TO THE RECENT ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS...THE GROUND IS
  WETTER THAN NORMAL. THAT ALLOWS FOR FASTER RUNOFF INTO SMALL
  STREAMS AND CREEKS. RAINS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES IN LESS THAN A FEW
  HOURS COULD CAUSE VULNERABLE STREAMS TO FLOOD. LOCAL RAIN
  AMOUNTS OF 3 INCHES OR MORE WOULD CAUSE MORE SERIOUS FLASH
  FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION.

THOSE LIVING ALONG FLOOD PRONE CREEKS...PLUS COUNTY AND STATE
OFFICIALS...SHOULD MONITOR WATER LEVELS FREQUENTLY DURING ANY
HEAVIER SHOWERS TODAY AND THIS EVENING. BE PREPARED TO TAKE
ACTION SHOULD WATER LEVELS RISE QUICKLY...OR A FLASH FLOOD
WARNING IS POSTED.

ALSO...BEING THE START OF THE INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND...
TRAVELERS NEED TO SLOW DOWN DURING ANY HEAVIER RAIN. DO NOT DRIVE
THROUGH WATER FLOWING ACROSS ROADS...OR INTO FLOODED UNDERPASSES.

&&

$$


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