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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
515 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-104-106>120-280115-
FLEMING-MONTGOMERY-BATH-ROWAN-ESTILL-POWELL-MENIFEE-ROCKCASTLE-
JACKSON-PULASKI-LAUREL-WAYNE-MCCREARY-WHITLEY-KNOX-BELL-HARLAN-
ELLIOTT-MORGAN-JOHNSON-WOLFE-MAGOFFIN-FLOYD-LEE-BREATHITT-KNOTT-
OWSLEY-PERRY-CLAY-LESLIE-LETCHER-MARTIN-PIKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLEMINGSBURG...CAMARGO...
JEFFERSONVILLE...MOUNT STERLING...OWINGSVILLE...MOREHEAD...
IRVINE...RAVENNA...CLAY CITY...STANTON...FRENCHBURG...BRODHEAD...
MOUNT VERNON...MCKEE...ANNVILLE...BURNSIDE...SOMERSET...LONDON...
MONTICELLO...STEARNS...WHITLEY CITY...CORBIN...WILLIAMSBURG...
BARBOURVILLE...MIDDLESBORO...PINEVILLE...CUMBERLAND...HARLAN...
SANDY HOOK...WEST LIBERTY...PAINTSVILLE...CAMPTON...
SALYERSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG...WHEELWRIGHT...BEATTYVILLE...
JACKSON...HINDMAN...PIPPA PASSES...BOONEVILLE...HAZARD...
MANCHESTER...HYDEN...JENKINS...WHITESBURG...INEZ...COAL RUN...
ELKHORN CITY...PIKEVILLE...SOUTH WILLIAMSON
515 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

SNOW SHOWERS WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE
THROUGH TONIGHT. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE LESS THAN A
HALF AN INCH WITH MOST PLACES SEEING JUST A DUSTING.

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT AS
ANY WET SPOTS ON AREA ROADS WILL LIKELY REFREEZE DURING THE
EVENING CREATING POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

SNOW WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY
MORNING.

A MIXTURE OF WINTER WEATHER WILL BE POSSIBLE MONDAY NIGHT INTO
TUESDAY MORNING...MAINLY OVER NORTHERN PARTS OF THE AREA.

THE EXTENDED FORECAST INDICATES A WARM UP AND A PROLONGED
RAINFALL EVENT FROM LATE IN THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.
THIS RAIN...IN ADDITION TO MELTING OF THE SNOW PACK...MEANS A
HEIGHTENED RISK FOR FLOODING FOR ALL OF EASTERN KENTUCKY. AS IT
STANDS NOW...FLOODING APPEARS LIKELY FROM THIS ALONG PORTIONS OF
THE KENTUCKY AND CUMBERLAND RIVER BASINS BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT
WEEK. BE SURE TO STAY ABREAST OF THIS DEVELOPING SITUATION THROUGH
THE WEEKEND.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CALL IN ANY SNOW REPORTS TONIGHT.

$$

SHALLENBERGER/GREIF



Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
450 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-104-106>120-271015-
FLEMING-MONTGOMERY-BATH-ROWAN-ESTILL-POWELL-MENIFEE-ROCKCASTLE-
JACKSON-PULASKI-LAUREL-WAYNE-MCCREARY-WHITLEY-KNOX-BELL-HARLAN-
ELLIOTT-MORGAN-JOHNSON-WOLFE-MAGOFFIN-FLOYD-LEE-BREATHITT-KNOTT-
OWSLEY-PERRY-CLAY-LESLIE-LETCHER-MARTIN-PIKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLEMINGSBURG...CAMARGO...
JEFFERSONVILLE...MOUNT STERLING...OWINGSVILLE...MOREHEAD...
IRVINE...RAVENNA...CLAY CITY...STANTON...FRENCHBURG...BRODHEAD...
MOUNT VERNON...MCKEE...ANNVILLE...BURNSIDE...SOMERSET...LONDON...
MONTICELLO...STEARNS...WHITLEY CITY...CORBIN...WILLIAMSBURG...
BARBOURVILLE...MIDDLESBORO...PINEVILLE...CUMBERLAND...HARLAN...
SANDY HOOK...WEST LIBERTY...PAINTSVILLE...CAMPTON...
SALYERSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG...WHEELWRIGHT...BEATTYVILLE...
JACKSON...HINDMAN...PIPPA PASSES...BOONEVILLE...HAZARD...
MANCHESTER...HYDEN...JENKINS...WHITESBURG...INEZ...COAL RUN...
ELKHORN CITY...PIKEVILLE...SOUTH WILLIAMSON
450 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT...

EXPECT SOME SNOW SHOWERS TO MOVE INTO THE AREA THIS EVENING AND
CONTINUE INTO THE NIGHT. ACCUMULATIONS FROM THIS WILL BE LESS
THAN A HALF AN INCH...WITH MOST PLACES SEEING LITTLE MORE THAN A
DUSTING. ARCTIC AIR POURS INTO EASTERN KENTUCKY LATER TONIGHT
WITH TEMPERATURES DROPPING INTO THE TEENS FOR MOST OF THE AREA...
THOUGH SOME SINGLE DIGITS WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR LOCATIONS ALONG AND
NORTH OF INTERSTATE 64. BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR POTENTIAL SLICK
SPOTS ON AREA ROADS TONIGHT AS WET PAVEMENT WILL BE PRONE TO
FREEZING DUE TO THE ARCTIC AIR.

$$

SHALLENBERGER/GREIF




Hydrologic Outlook

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-104-106>120-272145-

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
335 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING POSSIBLE NEXT WEEK...

A PROLONGED PERIOD OF SOUTHERLY TO SOUTHWESTERLY MOIST FLOW IS
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP FROM THE END OF THE WEEKEND AND PERSIST
THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. A FEW TO SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW
REMAIN ON THE GROUND OVER MUCH OF EASTERN KY...WITH THIS SNOW
HOLDING A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF WATER IN IT...PARTICULARLY ACROSS
THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS BORDERING VIRGINIA AND IN NEARBY PORTIONS OF
VIRGINIA AND WEST VIRGINIA. THESE HIGHER ELEVATION LOCATIONS NEAR
THE VIRGINIA BORDER AND ADJACENT AREAS OF VIRGINIA AND WEST
VIRGINIA ARE THE HEADWATER REGIONS FOR THE CUMBERLAND...KENTUCKY...
AS WELL AS THE LEVISA FORK OF THE BIG SANDY RIVER AND TUG FORK OF
THE BIG SANDY RIVER.

AS THE MOISTURE INCREASES LATE IN THE WEEKEND...TEMPERATURES ARE
ALSO EXPECTED TO WARM AND BEGIN TO MELT THE SNOWPACK QUITE
RAPIDLY. ALTHOUGH THERE IS SOME UNCERTAINTY ON THE TIMING AND
DISTRIBUTION OF HEAVY RAIN LATE IN THE WEEKEND THROUGH THE MIDDLE
OF NEXT WEEK...IT APPEARS THAT HEAVY RAIN WILL FALL AT TIMES
ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION. AS THIS WEATHER UNFOLDS LATE IN THE
WEEKEND...AND ESPECIALLY THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT
WEEK...SNOWMELT WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE REGION AND THE HEADWATER
REGIONS OF THE LARGER RIVERS. THIS WILL SATURATE THE GROUND AND
PRIME THE REGION FOR POTENTIAL LATER FLOODING. SMALL STREAMS AND
CREEKS SHOULD BE THE FIRST TO EXPERIENCE SUBSTANTIAL RISES AND
POSSIBLE FLOODING. AS THE WATER COLLECTS INTO THE LARGER CREEKS
AND RIVERS...SIGNIFICANT RISES AND FLOODING APPEAR POSSIBLE...IF
NOT LIKELY AND MAJOR FLOODING COULD OCCUR IN SOME AREAS. SOME
RECENT MODEL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS THAT THIS HEAVY RAIN EVENT NEXT
WEEK COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD TO THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AND WIDESPREAD
RIVER FLOODING ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY IN OVER A DECADE.

VISIT OUR INTERNET WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/JKL OR LISTEN TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON
THIS UPCOMING WEATHER SITUATION.

$$

JP



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