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Flash Flood Watch in WV

By: WTAP Weather Email
By: WTAP Weather Email
A flash flood watch has been posted for our WV counties beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday and running until 11 a.m. Friday. Stay alert for heavy downpours.

Greenbrier Road suffered significant damage following a flood event last winter when the road was completely washed out exposing underlying rock and damaging culverts. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA...
NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA AND WESTERN
WEST VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN CENTRAL
WEST VIRGINIA...BRAXTON...CALHOUN...CLAY...GILMER...JACKSON
WV...ROANE...TAYLOR AND WEBSTER. IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...BARBOUR...DODDRIDGE...HARRISON...LEWIS...PLEASANTS...RANDOLPH...RITCHIE...TYLER...UPSHUR...WIRT AND WOOD. IN
SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...BOONE...KANAWHA...LINCOLN AND PUTNAM.
IN WESTERN WEST VIRGINIA...CABELL AND MASON.

* FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE WATCH AREA YESTERDAY...WITH SOME AREAS SEEING ALMOST 2 INCHES OF RAIN. ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES SOUTHEAST INTO THE REGION. THE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL...FALLING ON THE ALREADY SATURATED GROUND...COULD RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING.

* RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES IN LESS THAN 3 HOURS COULD INITIATE WATER PROBLEMS. OF COURSE...LESSER AMOUNTS OF RAIN WILL STILL CAUSE THE USUAL STREET AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING.

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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