Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Charleston WV
829 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

...Periods of heavy rain into the weekend, increasing the threat
for flooding...

Greenup-Carter-Boyd-Lawrence KY-Perry-Morgan-Athens-Washington-
Jackson OH-Vinton-Meigs-Gallia-Lawrence OH-Wayne-Cabell-Mason-
Jackson WV-Wood-Pleasants-Tyler-
Including the cities of Flatwoods, Greenup, Grayson, Olive Hill,
Ashland, Louisa, New Lexington, Crooksville, Somerset,
McConnelsville, Stockport, Athens, Marietta, Belpre, Jackson,
Wellston, Oak Hill, McArthur, Hamden, Pomeroy, Gallipolis,
Ironton, South Point, Kenova, Ceredo, Wayne, Huntington,
Point Pleasant, New Haven, Ravenswood, Ripley, Parkersburg,
Vienna, St. Marys, Belmont, Paden City, Sistersville,
and Middlebourne
829 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018


The 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, Athens, Gallia, Jackson OH, Lawrence OH, Meigs, Morgan,
  Perry, Vinton, and Washington. In West Virginia, Cabell,
  Jackson WV, Mason, Pleasants, Tyler, Wayne, and Wood.

* Through Sunday afternoon

* Waves of low pressure, along a front over the area, will bring
  several more rounds of heavy rainfall. After an evening lull,
  the next round will come late tonight into Saturday, followed by
  several more Saturday night into Sunday. The front will finally
  sweep through the area Sunday, as a cold front, bringing the
  threat for heavy rainfall to an end Sunday afternoon.

* Flooding of larger streams, creeks and rivers, especially the
  Ohio, Muskingum and Hocking rivers, is likely to exceed moderate


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.




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