Special weather statement for southern West Virginia

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555FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
1042 AM EDT SAT AUG 9 2014

BUCHANAN-MINGO-LOGAN-BOONE-MCDOWELL-WYOMING-RALEIGH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…GRUNDY…VANSANT…WILLIAMSON…LOGAN…
CHAPMANVILLE…MAN…MADISON…WELCH…GARY…WAR…MULLENS…
OCEANA…PINEVILLE…BECKLEY
1042 AM EDT SAT AUG 9 2014

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA…
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA…
BUCHANAN. IN SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA…BOONE…LOGAN…
MCDOWELL…MINGO…RALEIGH AND WYOMING.

* UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON

* EFFICIENT SHOWERS WERE MOVING SLOWLY EAST ACROSS SOUTHERN WEST
VIRGINA THIS MORNING. THESE COULD PRODUCE LOCALIZED RAIN AMOUNTS
OF OVER 2 INCHES IN LESS THAN 3 HOURS. THIS CLUSTER OF SHOWERS
SHOULD EXIT THE AREA DURING THE EARLY AFTERNOON.

* PORTIONS OF WYOMING COUNTY…SOUTHERN RALEIGH COUNTY…AND
EASTERN MCDOWELL COUNTY HAVE WETTER SOILS FROM THE RAIN ON
FRIDAY AND ARE MORE VULNERABLE. STREAMS THERE WOULD RESPOND
FASTER DURING ANY DOWNPOUR.

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 FLOOD PRONE SMALL STREAM…MONITOR WATER
LEVELS IF SHOWERS BECOME HEAVY. BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD
THE STREAM RISE RAPIDLY…OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS IS POSTED.

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