Ritchie Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 12:52 PM EST on March 05, 2015

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 PM EST this
evening...

* locations... Lawrence County Kentucky and portions of western
and northern West Virginia

* hazard types... snow.

* Total snow accumulations... 10 to 14 inches for northeast
Kentucky and the tri state area. 4 to 8 inches in the Kanawha
valley and southeast West Virginia... including the Charleston
and Beckley area. 8 to 10 inches in the northern West Virginia
lowlands and the northern West Virginia mountains.

* Timing... snow will taper off from west to east this afternoon.

* Impacts... untreated roads and sidewalks could become snow and
ice covered. Reduced visibilities... below one mile at times...
can be expected. Snow could cause downed tree limbs and power
outages.

* Temperatures... mainly lower to mid 20s.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel... keep an extra flashlight... food...
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Please report snow... sleet and ice accumulations to the National
Weather Service by calling toll free... 800-401-9535... when you
can do so safely. This phone number is to be used for reporting
purposes only.

You can also report winter weather by posting your report to the
Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service facebook Page...
or by using the twitter hashtag... nwsrlx.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of
weather information for the latest updates.

Additional details can also be found at www.Weather.Gov/rlx.




Local Storm Report


03/05/2015 1044 am

Pennsboro, Ritchie County.

Snow m12.0 inch, reported by public.





03/05/2015 1044 am

Pennsboro, Ritchie County.

Snow m12.0 inch, reported by public.






03/05/2015 0522 am

Pennsboro, Ritchie County.

Snow m8.0 inch, reported by public.





03/04/2015 1118 PM

Pennsboro, Ritchie County.

Snow e4.0 inch, reported by public.


            Very poor Road conditions area wide




03/05/2015 0522 am

Pennsboro, Ritchie County.

Snow m8.0 inch, reported by public.






03/04/2015 1118 PM

Pennsboro, Ritchie County.

Snow e4.0 inch, reported by public.


            Very poor Road conditions area wide




03/04/2015 1118 PM

Pennsboro, Ritchie County.

Snow e4.0 inch, reported by public.


            Very poor Road conditions area wide





03/04/2015 0750 PM

Harrisville, Ritchie County.

Snow e1.0 inch, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Ritchie County emergency manager estimates an inch of
            snow in 20 minutes





03/04/2015 0625 PM

Macfarlan, Ritchie County.

Flood, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Several sections of rt 47 closed due to flooding
            between smithsville and wert County line





03/04/2015 0630 am

3 miles NW of Macfarlan, Ritchie County.

Flood, reported by 911 call center.


            North Fork of Hughs river out of its banks




03/04/2015 1041 am

Cairo, Ritchie County.

Flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Water over the Road on Route 31 just outside of Cairo.




03/04/2015 0145 PM

Pullman, Ritchie County.

Flood, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            WV-74/Auburn Road closed due to flooding along slab
            creek




03/04/2015 0145 PM

Pullman, Ritchie County.

Flood, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            WV-74/Auburn Road closed due to flooding along slab
            creek





03/04/2015 1041 am

Cairo, Ritchie County.

Flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Water over the Road on Route 31 just outside of Cairo.





03/04/2015 0630 am

3 miles NW of Macfarlan, Ritchie County.

Flood, reported by 911 call center.


            North Fork of Hughs river out of its banks



Public Information Statement
Statement as of 12:53 PM EST on March 05, 2015

The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 24
hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation
is extended to Highway departments... cooperative observers... Skywarn
spotters and media for these reports. This summary is also available
on our home Page at weather.Gov/rlx

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Kentucky

... Carter County...
   5 NE Olive Hill 12.0 1002 am 3/05 trained spotter
   7 W Olive Hill 11.0 1022 am 3/05 public

Ohio

... Athens County...
   3 se Athens 11.0 1202 PM 3/05 public

... Gallia County...
   3 SW Gallipolis 13.0 1244 PM 3/05 trained spotter
   6 N Crown City 12.0 1243 PM 3/05 trained spotter

... Lawrence County...
   5 NW Waterloo 15.0 1038 am 3/05 public

... Morgan County...
   Hackney 8.0 1047 am 3/05 public

... Perry County...
   New Lexington 6.0 1150 am 3/05 trained spotter
   Junction City 4.5 1152 am 3/05 trained spotter

... Vinton County...
   2 NNE McArthur 9.0 1234 PM 3/05 trained spotter
   Hamden 8.0 1235 PM 3/05 trained spotter

... Washington County...
   Belpre 10.0 1050 am 3/05 public
   Marietta 9.5 1030 am 3/05 public
   1 S Beverly 7.0 1042 am 3/05 public

West Virginia

... Barbour County...
   3 S Belington 13.0 1224 PM 3/05 broadcast media

... Braxton County...
   Flatwoods 5.5 1044 am 3/05 public

... Cabell County...
   Huntington 11.5 1117 am 3/05 public
   Milton 9.5 1154 am 3/05 public

... Harrison County...
   1 E Bridgeport 8.0 1052 am 3/05 public
   Lost Creek 6.0 1051 am 3/05 public

... Kanawha County...
   Cross Lanes 7.5 1028 am 3/05 NWS employee
   2 S St. Albans 6.7 1134 am 3/05 public
   St. Albans 4.5 1056 am 3/05 public
   Charleston 4.5 1057 am 3/05 NWS employee

... Lewis County...
   Weston 7.8 1216 PM 3/05 public

... Mason County...
   New Haven 13.0 1250 PM 3/05 trained spotter
   6 E Point Pleasant 11.0 1251 PM 3/05 trained spotter

... Pleasants County...
   St. Marys 9.0 1055 am 3/05 public

... Putnam County...
   5 NNE Poca 10.5 1219 PM 3/05 NWS employee
   2 N Liberty 10.0 1233 PM 3/05 NWS employee
   4 S hurricane 8.8 1213 PM 3/05 NWS employee

... Raleigh County...
   MacArthur 9.0 1039 am 3/05 public

... Randolph County...
   Beverly 6.0 1024 am 3/05 trained spotter

... Ritchie County...
   Pennsboro 12.0 1044 am 3/05 public

... Roane County...
   Walton 9.0 1046 am 3/05 public

... Upshur County...
   Buckhannon 7.5 1058 am 3/05 public

... Wood County...
   Walker 13.0 1103 am 3/05 public
   Washington 12.5 1048 am 3/05 public
   Mineralwells 11.0 1059 am 3/05 public
   Parkersburg 10.0 1042 am 3/05 public
   Williamstown 9.0 1047 am 3/05 public
   Vienna 9.0 1052 am 3/05 public
   Boaz 8.3 1100 am 3/05 public


**********************24 hour snowfall**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Ohio

... Perry County...
   1 NNE New Lexington 3.9 900 am 3/05 cocorahs

West Virginia

... Kanawha County...
   4 WSW Charleston 5.0 900 am 3/05 cocorahs


***********************snow on ground***********************

Location snow time/date comments
                     on ground of
                     /inches/ measurement

Ohio

... Perry County...
   1 NNE New Lexington 4.0 900 am 3/05 cocorahs

West Virginia

... Kanawha County...
   4 WSW Charleston 5.0 900 am 3/05 cocorahs