Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
1001 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

WVZ008-009-017-290245-
JACKSON-WIRT-WOOD-
1001 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT WEST CENTRAL WIRT...SOUTHWESTERN
WOOD AND NORTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTIES...

AT 1000 PM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
MINERALWELLS... OR 10 MILES EAST OF FORKED RUN STATE PARK...DRIFTING
SOUTH AT 10 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH AND HALF INCH HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS
STORM. TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM...AND
MAY CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH
FLOODED ROADWAYS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ROCKPORT.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 77 IN WEST VIRGINIA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 151
AND 168.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

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.

LAT...LON 3918 8166 3918 8157 3915 8147 3897 8154
      3898 8177
TIME...MOT...LOC 0200Z 011DEG 11KT 3912 8159

$$

COOPER



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