Putnam Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 7:04 PM EDT May. 26, 2018 – National Weather Service

... The Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 845 PM EDT for
northwestern Kanawha and central Putnam counties...

At 657 PM EDT, emergency management reported flash flooding in Teays
Valley along popular Fork and along scary creek where a water Rescue
took place. There are still some scattered showers around which
could move across the warned area and produce another inch of rain.
Up to two plus inches of rain has already fallen. Flash flooding is
already occurring.

Some locations that could experience flooding include...
Charleston, Nitro, Winfield, Jefferson, South Charleston, St. Albans,
Dunbar, hurricane, Sissonville, Eleanor, Poca, Cross Lanes,
Institute, tornado, Teays Valley, Culloden, Alum Creek and Bancroft.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Please report severe weather to the National Weather Service by
calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.

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


Lat... Lon 3852 8205 3857 8165 3832 8163 3832 8184
      3831 8184 3831 8189 3833 8192 3831 8193
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Special Statement
Issued: 7:15 PM EDT May. 26, 2018 – National Weather Service

... A line of strong thunderstorms will affect northwestern Greenup...
Meigs... Gallia... Jackson... Athens... Vinton... central Lawrence... Mason
and northwestern Putnam counties...

At 714 PM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located
along a line extending from near Kingston to near Rome. Movement was
east at 20 mph.

Winds in excess of 30 mph and pea size hail are possible with these
storms.

Locations impacted include...
Athens, Jackson, Wellston, Point Pleasant, Gallipolis, Pomeroy,
McArthur, Oak Hill, Rio Grande, Albany, Racine, Rutland, Lake hope
State Park, Lake Vesuvius, Nelsonville, New Haven, Buffalo, Mason,
Gallia and Vernon.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may
cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to travel across
flooded roads. Find alternate routes. It takes only a few inches of
swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles away.

Lat... Lon 3937 8275 3937 8252 3940 8251 3939 8229
      3946 8228 3945 8190 3858 8192 3858 8220
      3860 8225 3858 8229 3858 8280 3860 8274
      3868 8276 3868 8270 3875 8266 3883 8265
      3885 8266 3886 8276 3894 8275 3895 8281
time... Mot... loc 2314z 273deg 16kt 3942 8283 3863 8339

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715 PM EDT Sat may 26 2018

... A line of strong thunderstorms will affect northwestern Greenup...
Meigs... Gallia... Jackson... Athens... Vinton... central Lawrence... Mason
and northwestern Putnam counties...

At 714 PM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located
along a line extending from near Kingston to near Rome. Movement was
east at 20 mph.

Winds in excess of 30 mph and pea size hail are possible with these
storms.

Locations impacted include...
Athens, Jackson, Wellston, Point Pleasant, Gallipolis, Pomeroy,
McArthur, Oak Hill, Rio Grande, Albany, Racine, Rutland, Lake hope
State Park, Lake Vesuvius, Nelsonville, New Haven, Buffalo, Mason,
Gallia and Vernon.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may
cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to travel across
flooded roads. Find alternate routes. It takes only a few inches of
swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles away.

Lat... Lon 3937 8275 3937 8252 3940 8251 3939 8229
      3946 8228 3945 8190 3858 8192 3858 8220
      3860 8225 3858 8229 3858 8280 3860 8274
      3868 8276 3868 8270 3875 8266 3883 8265
      3885 8266 3886 8276 3894 8275 3895 8281
time... Mot... loc 2314z 273deg 16kt 3942 8283 3863 8339

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