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Flood Warning
Issued: 10:02 AM EST Feb. 25, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Charleston WV has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Ohio River at Point Pleasant.
* Until late Wednesday night... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 9:00 am Sunday the stage was 39.9 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 40.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by late this morning and continue to rise to
near 42.9 feet by early Tuesday morning. The river will fall below flood stage
by before midnight Wednesday .
* At stages near 43.5 feet... Route 33 at West Creek and Brinker run between
Vanadium and Letart is flooded. Sand Hill Road near Letart is flooded.
* A crest near 42.9 feet compares to a previous crest of 42.1 feet on March 16
2015.


Lat... Lon 3897 8216 3886 8200 3870 8211 3872 8226





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 8:40 AM EST Feb. 25, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch now in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon...

The Flood Watch is now in effect 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, Cabell,
Jackson WV, Mason, Pleasants, Tyler, Wayne, and wood.

* Until 1 PM EST this afternoon

* a cold front will push through the region late this morning,
bringing the threat for heavy rainfall to an end by this
afternoon. Runoff from this rain will continue to flow into
streams and rivers.

* Flooding of larger streams, creeks and rivers, especially the
Ohio, Muskingum and shade rivers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.





Special Statement
Issued: 8:03 AM EST Feb. 25, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Scattered showers will affect eastern Meigs... northeastern
Gallia... southeastern Athens... northern Mason... west central
Wirt... northern Jackson and southwestern wood counties...

At 755 am EST, scattered showers will gradually move out of the area
this morning. Runoff from previous rain and these showers will
continue to runoff into streams, creeks and rivers.

The Shade River near Chester is running just below the 17 foot
estimated flood stage and may creep up over the estimated flood
stage later this morning.

The Ohio River at Point Pleasant is also running just below the 40
foot flood stage. At 7 am this morning the stage was 39.9 feet and
with the additional runoff may just go over flood stage later this
morning.

Locations impacted include...
Point Pleasant, Gallipolis, Pomeroy, Racine, Coolville, Rutland,
Forked Run State Park, Ravenswood, New Haven, Mason, Tuppers Plains,
Middleport, Chester, Syracuse, Hartford City, Henderson, Cheshire,
Adamsville, Portland and Lakin.

This includes Interstate 77 in West Virginia between mile markers 143
and 162.

A Flood Watch remains in effect. Runoff from heavy downpours could
cause rises in water. If rising water is observed, move to higher
ground. Do not drive into areas covered by water.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely. Move to higher ground.

Lat... Lon 3870 8212 3887 8236 3927 8181 3902 8145
time... Mot... loc 1255z 240deg 49kt 3911 8151

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803 am EST sun Feb 25 2018

... Scattered showers will affect eastern Meigs... northeastern
Gallia... southeastern Athens... northern Mason... west central
Wirt... northern Jackson and southwestern wood counties...

At 755 am EST, scattered showers will gradually move out of the area
this morning. Runoff from previous rain and these showers will
continue to runoff into streams, creeks and rivers.

The Shade River near Chester is running just below the 17 foot
estimated flood stage and may creep up over the estimated flood
stage later this morning.

The Ohio River at Point Pleasant is also running just below the 40
foot flood stage. At 7 am this morning the stage was 39.9 feet and
with the additional runoff may just go over flood stage later this
morning.

Locations impacted include...
Point Pleasant, Gallipolis, Pomeroy, Racine, Coolville, Rutland,
Forked Run State Park, Ravenswood, New Haven, Mason, Tuppers Plains,
Middleport, Chester, Syracuse, Hartford City, Henderson, Cheshire,
Adamsville, Portland and Lakin.

This includes Interstate 77 in West Virginia between mile markers 143
and 162.

A Flood Watch remains in effect. Runoff from heavy downpours could
cause rises in water. If rising water is observed, move to higher
ground. Do not drive into areas covered by water.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely. Move to higher ground.

Lat... Lon 3870 8212 3887 8236 3927 8181 3902 8145
time... Mot... loc 1255z 240deg 49kt 3911 8151

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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 8:40 AM EST Feb. 25, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch now in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon...

The Flood Watch is now in effect 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, Cabell,
Jackson WV, Mason, Pleasants, Tyler, Wayne, and wood.

* Until 1 PM EST this afternoon

* a cold front will push through the region late this morning,
bringing the threat for heavy rainfall to an end by this
afternoon. Runoff from this rain will continue to flow into
streams and rivers.

* Flooding of larger streams, creeks and rivers, especially the
Ohio, Muskingum and shade rivers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.