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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 4:45 AM EST on March 05, 2015

Expires 1:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 PM EST this
afternoon...

* colder air will continue to move in from northwest through this
morning changing a wintry mix of sleet and snow to all snow.
The snow may fall heavy at times this morning... before
lightening and tapering off by afternoon.

* 2 to 5 inches of additional snow should fall through early
afternoon. This will bring storm total snow and sleet
accumulations to the 3 to 7 inch range. The higher snow and
sleet accumulations should generally be north of the Cumberland
Parkway... to hal Rogers Parkway... to KY Highway 80 corridor.

* Snow of this magnitude will make travel difficult to
treacherous. In addition... the heavy wet nature of this snow
will cause stress on weak structures and could also lead to
downed power lines and trees with widespread power outages
possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and sleet means severe
winter weather conditions are expected. 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.





Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 6:18 AM EST on March 05, 2015

Expires 7:15 PM EST on March 05, 2015


The Flood Warning continues for
the Tug Fork River at Kermit.
* At 6:00 am Thursday the stage was estimated at 39.4 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 38.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise to near 45.0 feet by this evening. The river will fall below
flood stage by early Friday.
* At stages near 45.0 feet... water begins to enter residential section between
river and Railroad tracks.
* A crest near 45.0 feet compares to a previous crest of 46.3 feet on February 17
2003.


Lat... Lon 3779 8233 3777 8239 3789 8246 3791 8241




618 am EST Thu Mar 5 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
the Tug Fork River at Williamson.
* At 6:00 am Thursday the stage was 37.2 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 37.4 feet by this morning.
The river will fall below flood stage Friday morning.
* At stages near 37.0 feet... hosts of roads outside of town closed.
* A crest near 37.4 feet compares to a previous crest of 38.4 feet on February 16
2003.


Lat... Lon 3766 8220 3762 8227 3772 8234 3773 8230




423 am EST Thu Mar 5 2015

... A Flood Warning remains in effect until 715 PM EST Thursday for
Clay... Perry... Johnson... southwestern Knott... southern Lee...
northeastern Floyd... Breathitt... northwestern Harlan... Leslie...
Owsley... Martin... southeastern Morgan and Magoffin counties...

At 423 am EST... a mixture of sleet and snow was ongoing... and
expected to change over to all snow this morning... before tapering
off by late this afternoon. However... runoff from heavy rainfall and
snow melt that occurred Tuesday night and Wednesday has resulted in
flooding of some area creeks and streams within the warning. Expect
flooding to continue in these locations through at least this
afternoon.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
hazard... Paintsville... Prestonsburg... Jackson... Salyersville...
Manchester... Hindman... Inez... Hyden... Booneville... Mason...
Wheelwright... Pippa Passes... Vicco... Warfield... Allen... BUckhorn...
Bush... Corn Fork Hollow and Cressmont.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
Stream rises will be slow and flash flooding is not expected.
However... all interested parties should take necessary precautions
immediately.

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually
deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful
enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.


Lat... Lon 3767 8240 3756 8289 3749 8291 3752 8308
      3733 8306 3734 8266 3719 8301 3702 8306
      3689 8341 3704 8386 3717 8397 3734 8378
      3754 8389 3752 8360 3768 8326 3777 8327
      3799 8303 3788 8262 3796 8253 3776 8231


Jmw


Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 11:36 PM EST on March 04, 2015

Expires 7:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015


... Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of east central Kentucky... northeast Kentucky... south
central Kentucky and southeast Kentucky... including the
following areas... in east central Kentucky... Bath... Elliott...
Estill... Fleming... Menifee... Montgomery... Powell and Rowan. In
northeast Kentucky... Johnson and Martin. In south central
Kentucky... Laurel... McCreary... Pulaski... Rockcastle... Wayne
and Whitley. In southeast Kentucky... Bell... Breathitt... Clay...
   Floyd... Harlan... Jackson... Knott... Knox... Lee... Leslie...
Letcher... Magoffin... Morgan... Owsley... Perry... Pike and Wolfe.

* Through Thursday evening

* runoff from previous heavy rainfall and snow melt will continue
to make its way into larger creeks... streams... and
rivers... resulting in continued flooding through Thursday.

* Small streams feeding into the larger tributaries will continue
to experience flooding. Larger creeks and rivers will also
continue to rise through Thursday... with minor to moderate
flooding seen across much of the area.

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.



Geogerian


Record Report

Statement as of 1:03 AM EST on March 05, 2015


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at London KY...

a record rainfall of 1.79 inch(es) was set at London KY yesterday.
This breaks the old record of 1.19 set in 2008.


Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Freezing Rain Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Alaska - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning, Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report
California - Frost Advisory
Colorado - Avalanche Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
District of Columbia - Winter Storm Warning
Florida - Dense Fog Advisory
Georgia - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Hawaii - Flash Flood Watch
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Special Statement
Kentucky - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report
Maryland - Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Record Report
Minnesota - Wind Chill Advisory , Record Report
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Warning, Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory , Record Report
Missouri - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning, Wind Chill Advisory
New Jersey - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Wind Advisory , Special Statement
New York - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Wind Chill Advisory
Ohio - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Winter Storm Warning , Record Report
Oregon - Record Report
Pennsylvania - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Rhode Island - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Warning, Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Hydrologic Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Virginia - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Washington - Record Report
West Virginia - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Hydrologic Statement , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Record Report
Wyoming - Special Statement , Record Report
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