Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
1101 PM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016

OHZ083-084-086-300400-
VINTON-GALLIA-JACKSON-
1101 PM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...AN AREA OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT SOUTHWESTERN VINTON...
NORTH CENTRAL GALLIA AND JACKSON COUNTIES...

AT 1100 PM EDT...AND AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS WERE CLUSTERED 7 MILES
WEST OF JACKSON...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
JACKSON...WELLSTON...HAMDEN...COALTON...BYER...PETERSBURG AND MABEE.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM...AND MAY CAUSE
LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

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.

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.

LAT...LON 3914 8279 3928 8256 3903 8232 3886 8276
      3894 8275 3895 8281
TIME...MOT...LOC 0300Z 237DEG 11KT 3901 8276

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