Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
418 PM EDT MON MAY 18 2015

WVZ011-020-030>032-040-182215-
BARBOUR WV-DODDRIDGE WV-HARRISON WV-LEWIS WV-TAYLOR WV-TYLER WV-
418 PM EDT MON MAY 18 2015

...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR DODDRIDGE...HARRISON...NORTHERN
LEWIS...TYLER...TAYLOR AND BARBOUR COUNTIES UNTIL 615 PM EDT...

AT 412 PM EDT...REPETITIVE THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL
WERE MOVING ACROSS NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA AT 20 MPH.

VERY HEAVY RAIN WILL FALL FROM THESE THUNDERSTORMS...AND WILL CAUSE
WATER TO POND ON ROADS AND QUICKLY FILL ROADSIDE DITCHES AND SMALL
STREAMS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF CLOSE TO AN INCH AN HOUR HAVE BEEN
OBSERVED...AND ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED. PERSONS NEAR
FLOOD PRONE CREEKS AND STREAMS SHOULD REMAIN VIGILANT...AND TAKE
ACTION IF FLOODING OCCURS.

THIS WILL IMPACT THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATE...I-79 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS
106 AND 129.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS...
HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

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.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

YOU MAY REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE
CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE...OR
BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG...NWSRLX.

LAT...LON 3948 8071 3944 8055 3947 8047 3939 8008
      3946 7993 3943 7989 3931 7989 3924 7981
      3899 7989 3897 8006 3903 8005 3903 8013
      3911 8022 3911 8081 3939 8091 3937 8099
      3947 8103 3946 8110 3955 8103 3959 8084

$$

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