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  • National Weather Service
  • Friday, August 22, 2014 12:51 PM Local Time
FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV 1251 PM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014 KYZ101gt;103-105-OHZ066-067-075-076-083gt;087-VAZ003-004-WVZ005gt;011- 013gt;020-024gt;040-046-047-230100- /O.CON.KRLX.FF.A.0012.000000T0000Z-140823T0500Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ 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 1251 PM 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.

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