Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
1250 PM EDT WED OCT 15 2014

WVZ037-038-046-047-151930-
NICHOLAS-WEBSTER-POCAHONTAS-RANDOLPH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SUMMERSVILLE...RICHWOOD...CRAIGSVILLE...
WEBSTER SPRINGS...MARLINTON...ELKINS
1250 PM EDT WED OCT 15 2014

STRONG RISES OCCURRED OVER THE HEADWATERS OF THE GAULEY...ELK...
CHEAT...AND TYGART VALLEY RIVERS...

RAIN AMOUNTS OF 1.5 TO 2.5 INCHES IN 12 HOURS FELL OVERNIGHT
ACROSS THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF WEST VIRGINIA. THIS RESULTED IN
STRONG RISES ON MANY HEADWATER RIVERS.

YET...NO SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IS EXPECTED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

IN THE MILL CREEK VICINITY OF RANDOLPH COUNTY...THE TYGART VALLEY
RIVER WAS CRESTING TODAY NEAR ITS 11 FOOT BANKFULL LEVEL.

ON THE UPPER ELK RIVER...DOWN STREAM OF WEBSTER SPRINGS...CLIFTON
FORD CRESTED AROUND 10.8 FEET THIS MORNING. BANKFULL THERE IS 13
FEET.

DUE TO EVEN DRIER SOIL CONDITIONS BEFORE THE RAIN...THE HEAVY
RAIN OVER THE HEADWATERS OF GREENBRIER RIVER CAUSED ONLY A 2 TO 3
FOOT WATER RISE ON THE RIVER THROUGH POCAHONTAS COUNTY.

ADDITIONAL RAINS INTO THURSDAY ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT...AND
HAVE LITTLE OR NO EFFECT ON RIVER LEVELS.

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