Flash Flood Watch until Saturday Eve

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA...NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA AND SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA...JACKSON WV AND ROANE. IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...WIRT. IN SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...KANAWHA AND PUTNAM.

* THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING

* YESTERDAYS RAINFALL...COUPLED WITH EXPECTED RAIN FROM A COLD FRONT THAT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE AREA ON SATURDAY...COULD CAUSE SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS TO RISE AND COME OUT OF THEIR BANKS. ALSO...POOR DRAINAGE AND LOW AREAS ARE VULNERABLE AS WELL.

PERSONS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD MONITOR WATER LEVELS.

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.

Update 8:20 p.m. 9/20/13
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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA...CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA...NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA AND SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN WEST VIRGINIA...POCAHONTAS. IN CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA...BRAXTON...CALHOUN... CLAY...GILMER...NICHOLAS... TAYLOR AND WEBSTER. IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA... BARBOUR...DODDRIDGE...HARRISON...LEWIS...PLEASANTS... RANDOLPH...RITCHIE...TYLER AND UPSHUR. IN SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...FAYETTE AND RALEIGH.

* THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING

* RAIN FROM TODAY, COUPLED WITH EXPECTED RAIN FROM A COLD FRONT THAT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE AREA ON SATURDAY, COULD CAUSE SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS TO RISE AND COME OUT OF THEIR BANKS. ALSO, POOR DRAINAGE AND LOW AREAS ARE VULNERABLE AS WELL.

PERSONS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD MONITOR WATER LEVELS.

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.


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