Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
144 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

WVZ040-047-062015-
BARBOUR-RANDOLPH-
144 PM 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 FELL
OVER THE TYGART VALLEY RIVER BASIN...UPSTREAM OF BELINGTON...
INCLUDING AROUND ELKINS...BEVERLY...DAILEY...MILL CREEK...AND VALLEY
HEAD.

AS A RESULT...A STRONG RISE 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 AND MILL
CREEK.  AS A RESULT...RIVER LEVELS WILL BE RECEDING SLOWLY LATE
TODAY AND THIS EVENING.

THE RIVER LEVEL AT DAILEY ROSE TO NEAR 10.9 FEET AT 1 O`CLOCK THIS
AFTERNOON. FLOOD STAGE AT DAILEY IS 14 FEET. HOWEVER...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THE RIVER SHOULD BE IN CREST THIS AFTERNOON IN
THE DAILEY REACH OF THE RIVER...THEN BEGIN TO RECEDE THIS EVENING.
SO WATER LEVELS WILL REMAIN WELL BELOW THE 14 FOOT FLOOD STAGE AT
DAILEY.

AT BELINGTON...IN BARBOUR COUNTY...THE 1 PM RIVER LEVEL HAD RISEN TO
NEAR 12.5 FEET. FLOOD STAGE IS 14 FEET AT BELINGTON.  THE WATER
LEVEL AT BELINGTON MAY CREEP A BIT HIGHER INTO THIS EVENING...BUT
SHOULD REMAIN BELOW FLOOD STAGE.

FURTHER DOWN THE RIVER AT PHILIPPI...THE 1 PM RIVER LEVEL WAS AROUND
14.5 FEET...AND ONLY RISING VERY SLOWLY. THE CREST WILL REMAIN WELL
BELOW THE 19 FOOT STAGE AT PHILIPPI.

SO NOT SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IS EXPECTED TODAY OR TONIGHT.  THE
LIGHTER SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON SHOULD NOT ADD TO THESE RIVER LEVELS.
YET...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 OUR SWOLLEN WATERWAYS INTO
THIS WEEKEND...THEY COULD BE SLIPPERY OR UNSTABLE.


LAT...LON 3859 7998 3864 8011 3888 7998 3901 8004
      3917 8014 3922 8000 3893 7979
TIME...MOT...LOC 1719Z 260DEG 0KT 3872 7996
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KTB


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