Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
818 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES UNTIL 11 PM...

.GREATEST FLOODING POTENTIAL FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WEST
VIRGINIA...AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.

KYZ101>103-105-OHZ066-067-075-076-083>087-VAZ003-004-WVZ005>011-
013>020-024>040-046-047-020300-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
GREENUP-CARTER-BOYD-LAWRENCE KY-PERRY-MORGAN-ATHENS-WASHINGTON-
JACKSON OH-VINTON-MEIGS-GALLIA-LAWRENCE OH-DICKENSON-BUCHANAN-
WAYNE-CABELL-MASON-JACKSON WV-WOOD-PLEASANTS-TYLER-LINCOLN-PUTNAM-
KANAWHA-ROANE-WIRT-CALHOUN-RITCHIE-DODDRIDGE-MINGO-LOGAN-BOONE-
CLAY-BRAXTON-GILMER-LEWIS-HARRISON-TAYLOR-MCDOWELL-WYOMING-
RALEIGH-FAYETTE-NICHOLAS-WEBSTER-UPSHUR-BARBOUR-POCAHONTAS-
RANDOLPH-
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...CLINTWOOD...
GRUNDY...VANSANT...KENOVA...CEREDO...WAYNE...HUNTINGTON...
POINT PLEASANT...NEW HAVEN...RAVENSWOOD...RIPLEY...PARKERSBURG...
VIENNA...ST. MARYS...BELMONT...PADEN CITY...SISTERSVILLE...
MIDDLEBOURNE...HARTS...ALUM CREEK...HAMLIN...TEAYS VALLEY...
HURRICANE...CHARLESTON...SOUTH CHARLESTON...SAINT ALBANS...
SPENCER...ELIZABETH...GRANTSVILLE...HARRISVILLE...PENNSBORO...
WEST UNION...WILLIAMSON...LOGAN...CHAPMANVILLE...MAN...MADISON...
CLAY...SUTTON...GASSAWAY...BURNSVILLE...GLENVILLE...WESTON...
CLARKSBURG...BRIDGEPORT...GRAFTON...WELCH...GARY...WAR...
MULLENS...OCEANA...PINEVILLE...BECKLEY...FAYETTEVILLE...
SUMMERSVILLE...RICHWOOD...CRAIGSVILLE...WEBSTER SPRINGS...
BUCKHANNON...PHILIPPI...BELINGTON...MARLINTON...ELKINS
818 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST KENTUCKY...SOUTHEAST OHIO...SOUTHWEST
  VIRGINIA 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...MORGAN...MEIGS...PERRY...VINTON AND WASHINGTON.
  IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...BUCHANAN AND DICKENSON. IN WEST
  VIRGINIA...BARBOUR...BOONE...BRAXTON...CABELL...CALHOUN...
  CLAY...DODDRIDGE...FAYETTE...GILMER...HARRISON...JACKSON WV...
  KANAWHA...LEWIS...LINCOLN...LOGAN...MASON...MCDOWELL...MINGO...
   NICHOLAS...PLEASANTS...POCAHONTAS...PUTNAM...RALEIGH...
  RANDOLPH...RITCHIE...ROANE...TAYLOR...TYLER...UPSHUR...WAYNE...
   WEBSTER...WIRT...WOOD AND WYOMING.

* UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING

* A SYSTEM WAS BRINGING STRONG...HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA
  TONIGHT. SOME FLOODING HAS ALREADY BEEN REPORTED IN THE
  HUNTINGTON TRI-STATE AREA. THESE STORMS MAY GENERATE LOCALLY
  HEAVY RAINFALL RATES THAT COULD CAUSE ADDITIONAL FLASH
  FLOODING.

* RECENT RAINFALL HAS PRIMED THE AREA SO THAT SMALL STREAMS AND
  CREEKS MAY RISE RAPIDLY.

* THE MOST PRONE AREAS TONIGHT ARE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WEST
  VIRGINIA...AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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TRM



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