Washington Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 6:36 AM EDT on July 07, 2015

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from 4 PM EDT this afternoon
through Wednesday evening...

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch 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... Morgan... Meigs... Perry... Vinton and
Washington. In West Virginia... Barbour... Boone... Braxton...
Cabell... Calhoun... Clay... Doddridge... Fayette... Gilmer...
Harrison... Jackson WV... Kanawha... Lewis... Lincoln... Logan...
Mason... Mingo... Nicholas... Pleasants... Pocahontas... Putnam...
Randolph... Ritchie... Roane... Taylor... Tyler... Upshur... Wayne...
   Webster... Wirt and wood.

* From 4 PM EDT this afternoon through Wednesday evening

* showers and thunderstorms are expected to increase in coverage
late today and tonight. Rounds of showers and storms will
persist on Wednesday... as a front stalls in our vicinity.

* Due to the recent rounds of showers and storms... the ground is
wetter than normal. That allows for faster runoff... and quicker
rises on small streams and creeks. Rains of 1 to 2 inches in
less than a few hours could cause vulnerable streams to flood.
Local rain amounts of 2.5 inches or more could cause more
serious flash flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a dangerous situation.

Those living along flood prone creeks... plus County and state
officials... should monitor water levels frequently during any
heavier showers. Be prepared to take action should water levels
rise quickly... or a Flash Flood Warning is posted.



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