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March 1, 2017: Severe Weather

3/1/2017

There is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 1 pm today:

THIS WATCH INCLUDES 23 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA CALHOUN CLAY GILMER JACKSON NICHOLAS ROANE TAYLOR WEBSTER IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA BARBOUR DODDRIDGE HARRISON LEWIS PLEASANTS RANDOLPH RITCHIE TYLER UPSHUR WIRT WOOD IN SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA KANAWHA PUTNAM IN WESTERN WEST VIRGINIA CABELL MASON IN WEST VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 1 COUNTY IN CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA BRAXTON THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ASHLAND, ATHENS, BELINGTON, BELMONT, BELPRE, BRIDGEPORT, BUCKHANNON, BURNSVILLE, CHARLESTON, CLARKSBURG, CLAY, CRAIGSVILLE, CROOKSVILLE, ELIZABETH, ELKINS, FLATWOODS, GALLIPOLIS, GASSAWAY, GLENVILLE, GRAFTON, GRANTSVILLE, GRAYSON, GREENUP, HAMDEN, HARRISVILLE, HUNTINGTON, HURRICANE, IRONTON, JACKSON, MARIETTA, MCARTHUR, MCCONNELSVILLE, MIDDLEBOURNE, NEW HAVEN, NEW LEXINGTON, OAK HILL, OLIVE HILL, PADEN CITY, PARKERSBURG, PENNSBORO, PHILIPPI, POINT PLEASANT, POMEROY, RAVENSWOOD, RICHWOOD, RIPLEY, SAINT ALBANS, SISTERSVILLE, SOMERSET, SOUTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH POINT, SPENCER, ST. MARYS, STOCKPORT, SUMMERSVILLE, SUTTON, TEAYS VALLEY, VIENNA, WEBSTER SPRINGS, WELLSTON, WEST UNION, AND WESTON.


A Flash Flood Watch continues:

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST KENTUCKY, SOUTHEAST OHIO, 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, MEIGS, MORGAN, PERRY, VINTON, AND WASHINGTON. IN WEST VIRGINIA, BARBOUR, BRAXTON, CABELL, CALHOUN, CLAY, DODDRIDGE, GILMER, HARRISON, JACKSON WV, KANAWHA, LEWIS, LINCOLN, MASON, NORTHWEST NICHOLAS, NORTHWEST RANDOLPH, NORTHWEST WEBSTER, PLEASANTS, PUTNAM, RITCHIE, ROANE, SOUTHEAST NICHOLAS, SOUTHEAST RANDOLPH, SOUTHEAST WEBSTER, TAYLOR, TYLER, UPSHUR, WAYNE, WIRT, AND WOOD. *

THROUGH THIS EVENING * EXCESSIVE RAINFALL * RAIN TUESDAY SATURATED ALREADY WET GROUNDS OVER MUCH OF THE WATCH AREA. ADDITIONAL ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. WHERE SHOWERS AND STORMS PERSIST, FLASH FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE. 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.


EXCESSIVE RAINFALL POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY

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