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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
436 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL POSSIBLE TODAY...

.STORMS WILL BE DEVELOPING ALONG A STATIONARY FRONT IN THE OHIO
VALLEY TODAY...THESE STORMS MOVING SOUTHEAST INTO WEST VIRGINIA
AND SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA. STORMS MAY REPEATEDLY MOVE OVER THE
SAME AREA RESULTING IN EXCESSIVE RAINFALL.


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TAZEWELL-SMYTH-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-MERCER-
SUMMERS-MONROE-GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TAZEWELL...MARION...BLAND...
PEARISBURG...WYTHEVILLE...RADFORD...PULASKI...BLACKSBURG...
BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP...HINTON...HIX...UNION...LEWISBURG...
QUINWOOD...DUO...RAINELLE
436 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND
  SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN
  SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...BLAND...GILES...MONTGOMERY...PULASKI...
  SMYTH...TAZEWELL AND WYTHE. IN SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA...
  GREENBRIER...MERCER...MONROE AND SUMMERS.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TODAY
  AND TONIGHT. RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES IS POSSIBLE...THE HIGHER
  AMOUNTS OCCURRING WHERE STORMS PASS REPEATEDLY OVER THE SAME
  AREA. IF RAINFALL AMOUNTS EXCEED 2 INCHES IN AN HOUR OR LESS...
  FLASH FLOODING WILL OCCUR.

* THE GROUND HAS BEEN MOISTENED BY A WETTER THAN NORMAL AUGUST.
  THIS HAS ALLOWED STREAMS...TO RETURN TO NORMAL OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE
  NORMAL...ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA AND
  SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA. HEAVY RAINFALL TODAY WILL LIKELY CAUSE
  STREAMS TO RISE MORE...AND IF THE HEAVY RAIN FALLS IN A SHORT
  ENOUGH PERIOD OF TIME...FLASH FLOODING WILL OCCUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

$$

11

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
500 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

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GREENUP-CARTER-BOYD-LAWRENCE KY-PERRY-MORGAN-ATHENS-WASHINGTON-
JACKSON OH-VINTON-MEIGS-GALLIA-LAWRENCE OH-DICKENSON-BUCHANAN-
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-MCDOWELL-WYOMING-
RALEIGH-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...CLINTWOOD...
GRUNDY...VANSANT...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...WELCH...GARY...WAR...
MULLENS...OCEANA...PINEVILLE...BECKLEY...FAYETTEVILLE...
SUMMERSVILLE...RICHWOOD...CRAIGSVILLE...WEBSTER SPRINGS...
BUCKHANNON...PHILIPPI...BELINGTON...MARLINTON...ELKINS
500 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST KENTUCKY...SOUTHEAST OHIO...SOUTHWEST
  VIRGINIA 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 SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...BUCHANAN AND DICKENSON. IN WEST
  VIRGINIA...BARBOUR...BOONE...BRAXTON...CABELL...CALHOUN...
  CLAY...DODDRIDGE...FAYETTE...GILMER...HARRISON...JACKSON WV...
  KANAWHA...LEWIS...LINCOLN...LOGAN...MASON...MCDOWELL...MINGO...
   NICHOLAS...PLEASANTS...POCAHONTAS...PUTNAM...RALEIGH...
  RANDOLPH...RITCHIE...ROANE...TAYLOR...TYLER...UPSHUR...WAYNE...
   WEBSTER...WIRT...WOOD AND WYOMING.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED INTO TONIGHT.
  IN THE MUGGY AIR...ANY SHOWER COULD CONTAIN A DOWNPOUR. THE SOIL
  IN MANY AREAS IS WET FROM PREVIOUS RAIN. IF REPETITIVE...OR
  PROLONG...SHOWERS OCCUR...FLASH FLOODING ALONG SMALL STREAMS IS
  POSSIBLE. RAIN AMOUNTS AROUND 2 INCHES WITHIN A FEW HOURS WOULD BE
  A CONCERN.

* STRONG RISES ON SOME HEADWATER RIVERS COULD ALSO OCCUR TONIGHT
  INTO SATURDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

IF YOU LIVE ALONG A SMALL STREAM...MONITOR WATER LEVELS DURING
ANY HEAVIER SHOWERS. BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION...SHOULD FLASH
FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED OR FLOODING IS OBSERVED. COUNTY OFFICIALS
SHOULD ALSO INCREASE THEIR WEATHER AWARENESS.

&&

$$

KTB

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