Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
1235 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

...ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING...

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DICKENSON-BUCHANAN-MCDOWELL-WYOMING-RALEIGH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLINTWOOD...GRUNDY...VANSANT...WELCH...
GARY...WAR...MULLENS...OCEANA...PINEVILLE...BECKLEY
1235 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
  AND SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
  IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...BUCHANAN AND DICKENSON. IN SOUTHERN
  WEST VIRGINIA...MCDOWELL...RALEIGH AND WYOMING.

* FROM 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE
  LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS
  WILL PERSIST ON WEDNESDAY...AS A FRONT STALLS IN OUR VICINITY.

* DUE TO THE RECENT ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS...THE GROUND IS
  WETTER THAN NORMAL. THAT ALLOWS FOR FASTER RUNOFF...AND
  QUICKER RISES ON SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS. RAINS OF 1 TO 2
  INCHES IN LESS THAN A FEW HOURS COULD CAUSE VULNERABLE STREAMS
  TO FLOOD. LOCAL RAIN AMOUNTS OF 2.5 INCHES OR MORE COULD CAUSE
  MORE SERIOUS FLASH FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

THOSE LIVING ALONG FLOOD PRONE CREEKS...PLUS COUNTY AND STATE
OFFICIALS...SHOULD MONITOR WATER LEVELS FREQUENTLY DURING ANY
HEAVIER SHOWERS. BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD WATER LEVELS
RISE QUICKLY...OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS POSTED.

&&

$$

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024>032-036>040-046-047-080045-
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GREENUP-CARTER-BOYD-LAWRENCE KY-PERRY-MORGAN-ATHENS-WASHINGTON-
JACKSON OH-VINTON-MEIGS-GALLIA-LAWRENCE OH-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-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...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...FAYETTEVILLE...SUMMERSVILLE...RICHWOOD...CRAIGSVILLE...
WEBSTER SPRINGS...BUCKHANNON...PHILIPPI...BELINGTON...MARLINTON...
ELKINS
1235 PM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH 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...
  MORGAN...MEIGS...PERRY...VINTON AND WASHINGTON. IN WEST
  VIRGINIA...BARBOUR...BOONE...BRAXTON...CABELL...CALHOUN...
  CLAY...DODDRIDGE...FAYETTE...GILMER...HARRISON...JACKSON WV...
  KANAWHA...LEWIS...LINCOLN...LOGAN...MASON...MINGO...NICHOLAS...
   PLEASANTS...POCAHONTAS...PUTNAM...RANDOLPH...RITCHIE...
  ROANE... TAYLOR...TYLER...UPSHUR...WAYNE...WEBSTER...WIRT AND
  WOOD.

* FROM 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE
  THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL
  PERSIST ON WEDNESDAY...AS A FRONT STALLS IN OUR VICINITY.

* DUE TO THE RECENT ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS...THE GROUND IS
  WETTER THAN NORMAL. THAT ALLOWS FOR FASTER RUNOFF...AND
  QUICKER RISES ON SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS. RAINS OF 1 TO 2
  INCHES IN LESS THAN A FEW HOURS COULD CAUSE VULNERABLE STREAMS
  TO FLOOD. LOCAL RAIN AMOUNTS OF 2.5 INCHES OR MORE COULD CAUSE
  MORE SERIOUS FLASH FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

THOSE LIVING ALONG FLOOD PRONE CREEKS...PLUS COUNTY AND STATE
OFFICIALS...SHOULD MONITOR WATER LEVELS FREQUENTLY DURING ANY
HEAVIER SHOWERS. BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD WATER LEVELS
RISE QUICKLY...OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS POSTED.

&&

$$


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