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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 9:45 AM EDT on May 02, 2016

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 03, 2016


... Flash Flood Watch in effect through Tuesday morning...

The National Weather Service in Charleston has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of northeast Kentucky...
southeast Ohio and West Virginia... including the following
areas... in northeast Kentucky... Carter and Greenup. In
southeast Ohio... Athens... Gallia... Lawrence OH... Meigs and
Washington. In West Virginia... Barbour... Braxton... Calhoun...
Doddridge... Gilmer... Harrison... Jackson WV... Lewis... Mason...
Pleasants... Ritchie... Roane... Taylor... Tyler... Upshur... Wirt
and wood.

* Through Tuesday morning

* a system will bring 1 to 2 inches of rain to the area this
afternoon through Tuesday morning. Heavy rain... combined with
already saturated soils... will likely lead to flash flooding in
some areas.

* Already swollen streams and rivers could rise rapidly and
overflow their banks.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:55 PM EDT on May 02, 2016


... Straight line wind damage confirmed near Grayson in Carter County Kentucky...

Location... Grayson in Carter County Kentucky
date... 5/1/2016
estimated time... 5:00 PM EDT
estimated maximum wind speed... 85-95 mph
maximum path width... 0.75 miles
path length... 0.15 miles
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS storm data.

... Summary...
the National Weather Service in Charleston WV has confirmed
straight line wind damage near Grayson in Carter County Kentucky on 5/1/2016.

The winds started just east of Interstate 64 at the top of
criswell Lane which is at approximately 900 feet. A few trees in
the area were snapped and uprooted. Due to the terrain in The
Hollow... the winds increased as the storm moved southeast. A
singlewide trailer was destroyed at the intersection of criswell
Lane and US 60. The strongest winds were found at this location.
The storm then continued southeast to Green Oaks drive where
several large trees were uprooted. There was also evidence of hail
to the size of Golf balls /1.75 inches/ at this location.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/rlx.

For reference...
a microburst is a convective downdraft with an affected outflow
area of less than 2 1/2 miles wide and peak winds lasting less
than 5 minutes. Microbursts may induce dangerous horizontal and
vertical wind shears... which can adversely affect aircraft
performance and cause property damage. Straight-line winds are
generally any wind that is not associated with rotation... used
mainly to differentiate them from tornadic winds.


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