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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
636 AM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

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

KYZ101>103-105-OHZ066-067-075-076-083>087-WVZ005>011-013>020-
024>032-036>040-046-047-071845-
/O.NEW.KRLX.FF.A.0009.150707T2000Z-150709T0200Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
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
636 AM 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 ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH 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
  LATE TODAY 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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KTB

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