Areal Flood Warning:
Issued at: 7:14 PM EST on December 6, 2013, expires at: 3:15 AM EST on December 07, 2013
- The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a
- Flood Warning for small streams in... Braxton County in West Virginia... this includes the city of Sutton... eastern Clay County in West Virginia... southern Doddridge County in West Virginia... northeastern Fayette County in West Virginia... Gilmer County in West Virginia... this includes the city of Glenville... southwestern Harrison County in West Virginia... Lewis County in West Virginia... this includes the city of Weston... Nicholas County in West Virginia... this includes the cities of...Summersville...Richwood... northwestern Pocahontas County in West Virginia... Randolph County in West Virginia... this includes the city of Elkins... southeastern Ritchie County in West Virginia... southern Upshur County in West Virginia... Webster County in West Virginia... this includes the city of Webster Springs...
- until 315 am EST Saturday
- at 712 PM EST heavy rain...was occurring in the warned area. Area creeks and streams are running at bankfull...and are at risk of exceeding their banks. People near streams and creeks that are prone to flooding should prepare to take action if flooding occurs. Be especially cautious if traveling this evening...as water can be difficult to see at night. If you encounter a water covered roadway...do not attempt to cross it. A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams...highways and underpasses. Additionally...country roads and farmlands along the banks of creeks...streams and other low lying areas are subject to flooding. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. If flooding is observed act quickly. Move up to higher ground to escape flood waters. Do not stay in areas subject to flooding when water begins rising. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. Move to higher ground. Please report high water to the National Weather Service by calling toll free...800-401-9535...when you can do so safely. You may also report high water by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service facebook Page...or by using the twitter hashtag...nwsrlx. Lat...Lon 3889 7951 3871 7956 3873 7977 3847 8002 3808 8075 3809 8081 3805 8081 3826 8123 3857 8089 3860 8109 3874 8094 3879 8100 3900 8103 3921 8087 3918 8050 3890 8024 3897 7991 3908 7980 3904 7977 3895 7941 14
Winter Storm Watch:
Issued at: 2:10 PM EST on December 6, 2013, expires at: 4:00 AM EST on December 09, 2013
- ...Winter Storm Watch in effect from late Saturday night through late Sunday night... The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from late Saturday night through late Sunday night.
- Locations...northern and central mountains of West Virginia.
- Hazard types...snow...sleet...and freezing rain.
- Ice accumulations...a quarter to a half an inch.
- Snow accumulations...a general 1 to 3 inches.
- Timing...late Saturday night through late Sunday night.
- Impacts...ice will accumulate on surfaces...including trees and powerlines...leading to possible power outages. Untreated roadways could become slick and hazardous for travel.
- Winds...southeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
- Temperatures...in the lower 30s. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.