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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 2:16 AM EST Dec. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Charleston West Virginia has issued a

* Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in...
central Washington County in southeastern Ohio...
Pleasants County in northwestern West Virginia...
north central Wood County in northwestern West Virginia...

* until 1115 am EST Sunday.

* At 212 am EST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
that heavy rain had fallen over the area. The heavy rain will
cause flooding. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen.

* There were stream rises on the Duck and little Muskingum creeks,
and other small streams, and these streams may come out of their
banks overnight. There were some Road closures and restrictions in
the warned area due to high water, including along the Duck Creek.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Marietta, St. Marys, Vienna, Williamstown, Belmont, Boaz, Newport,
Matamoras, Lowell, Macksburg, Lower Salem, Willow Island, Maxwell,
Arvilla, Point Lookout, New Matamoras and Devola.

Additional rainfall amounts of a quarter to a half inch are
possible in the warned area overnight into early Sunday morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. Heed high water and Road closure signs.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

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

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


Lat... Lon 3963 8145 3963 8142 3960 8139 3959 8135
      3959 8128 3961 8127 3958 8127 3958 8125
      3957 8103 3954 8104 3946 8112 3947 8105
      3948 8106 3947 8103 3935 8103 3934 8156
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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:13 AM EST Dec. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect until 10 am EST this morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southeast Ohio and West Virginia, including the
following areas, in southeast Ohio, Athens, Gallia, Jackson
OH, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington. In West
Virginia, Jackson WV, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Tyler, Wirt,
and wood.

* Until 10 am EST this morning

* rain will continue through the overnight hours. Combined with
what has already fallen, total rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 2
inches are expected by Sunday morning. Most of this will occur
as runoff, which will bring area creeks and small rivers to
bankfull, if not above tonight.

* Flooding of creeks, streams, low lying and poor drainage areas
will be possible. This may result in some Road closures.
Symmes Creek, Duck Creek, Raccoon Creek, little Muskingum
River, and the Shade River are particularly vulnerable.

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.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:13 AM EST Dec. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect until 10 am EST this morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southeast Ohio and West Virginia, including the
following areas, in southeast Ohio, Athens, Gallia, Jackson
OH, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington. In West
Virginia, Jackson WV, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Tyler, Wirt,
and wood.

* Until 10 am EST this morning

* rain will continue through the overnight hours. Combined with
what has already fallen, total rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 2
inches are expected by Sunday morning. Most of this will occur
as runoff, which will bring area creeks and small rivers to
bankfull, if not above tonight.

* Flooding of creeks, streams, low lying and poor drainage areas
will be possible. This may result in some Road closures.
Symmes Creek, Duck Creek, Raccoon Creek, little Muskingum
River, and the Shade River are particularly vulnerable.

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.