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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 2:02 PM EST on March 04, 2015

Expires 7:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning in effect from midnight tonight to 7 PM
EST Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for sleet and snow... which is in effect from
midnight tonight to 7 PM EST Thursday. The Winter Weather Advisory
is no longer in effect.

* Locations... southeast West Virginia... east to the southern
Shenandoah Valley.

* Hazard types... sleet and snow.

* Accumulations... snow and sleet accumulation 2 to 5 inches.

* Timing... rain will change to sleet around midnight in southeast
West Virginia... and by dawn in the southern Shenandoah
Valley... then change to mainly snow between dawn and noon.

* Impacts... snow and sleet will lead to hazardous travel
conditions.

* Winds... northwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Temperatures... falling into the 20s Thursday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and sleet means severe
winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant
amounts of snow and sleet 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.

The public is encouraged to report snow... sleet or ice amounts to
the National Weather Service via email at rnk.Skywarn@noaa.Gov or
at phone number 1... 8 6 6... 2 1 5... 4 3 2 4.For additional
weather information... visit US on the web at
http://www.Erh.NOAA.Gov or at http://weather.Gov.

Reports are also welcome on our facebook Page or twitter feed
@nwsblacksburg.






Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 6:25 PM EST on March 04, 2015

Expires 8:45 PM EST on March 04, 2015


... A Flood Warning for rain and snow melt remains in effect until 845
PM EST Wednesday for Tazewell... Summers... Greenbrier... Mercer and Monroe counties...

At 613 PM EST... stream gages continue to indicate flooding across the warned
area and there have been reports of widespread flooding of creeks
and streams in both Tazewell and Mercer counties and isolated reports from
Greenbrier County.

The heaviest rainfall today has remained west of the warned area but
additional rainfall up to a half-inch /0.50/ is possible tonight which
could produce renewed rises on rivers and streams... before a change
to frozen precipitation occurs.

The Clinch River at Richlands was nearing crest at 6 PM this evening at
around 12.25 feet. Minor flood stage is 10 feet and moderate flood
stage 13 feet. This crest is the highest at this gage location since March
21 1998.

The Bluestone river gage near Spanishburg in Mercer County was at 15.20
feet just before 6 PM and still rising. The rate of rise has slowed
but it may yet reach 16 to 17 feet by later this evening before cresting.
Minor flood stage is 12 feet and moderate flood stage is 15 feet. In
March 2010 this gage reached 17.50 feet which is the highest in the
five years since the gage was installed.

Extensive lowland flooding is occurring along much of the river and
significant portions of Route 19 are closed near Spanishburg.

Brush Creek in Mercer County is also still rising and could produce
flooding near and west of Princeton.

Indian Creek near Red Sulphur Springs in Monroe County is also above its
minor flood stage of 8 feet and is still rising. Lowland flooding
is likely and some roads may be affected including County Road 23.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. If flooding is observed act quickly. Move up to
higher ground to escape flood waters. Do not stay in areas subject to
flooding when water begins rising.

When it is safe to do so... please send your reports of flooding...
including mudslides or Road closures... to the National Weather
Service by calling toll free at 1... 8 6 6... 2 1 5... 4 3 2 4. Reports
and pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service
Blacksburg facebook Page and on twitter.


Lat... Lon 3826 8043 3805 8026 3803 7999 3771 8033
      3761 8024 3743 8086 3735 8089 3727 8124
      3711 8131 3696 8177 3697 8177 3715 8186
      3723 8171 3721 8156 3727 8142 3772 8097
      3768 8088 3779 8092 3787 8075 3807 8081


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Local Storm Report



03/04/2015 0120 PM

Bluefield, Mercer County.

Flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Widespread flooding across the County.





03/04/2015 0120 PM

Bluefield, Mercer County.

Flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Widespread flooding across the County.



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