Washington Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 4:10 AM EST Jan. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until noon EST

* what... snow. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Winds gusting
as high as 35 mph will accompany the snow, creating low
visibility at times.

* Where... portions of southeast Ohio, northeast Kentucky and
central, northern, and western West Virginia.

* When... this morning, the worst conditions early this morning.

* Additional details... roads will quickly become treacherous, as
temperatures plummet well into the 20s early this morning, and
ice accumulations of a glaze expected. Gusty winds 30 to 35 mph
will accompany the snow, creating for low visibility at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads
and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

Additional information can be found at
https://www.Weather.Gov/rlx as well as on our facebook and
twitter pages.

Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 4:26 AM EST Jan. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... A Flood Warning remains in effect until 600 am EST for
northeastern Washington County...

At 423 am EST, both the little Muskingum River at Bloomfield and
Duck Creek at Macksburg have risen out of their banks.

The river gauge on the little Muskingum River at Bloomfield was at
16.4 feet at 401 am EDT. Bankfull level is 16 feet. At levels above
16 feet, Route 26 near its intersection with Route 260 begins to

The gauge at Macksburg on Duck Creek was at 13 feet just before 4 am
EST. That is right at bankfull level. At levels above 13 feet, minor
flooding of fields and low lying areas along the creek begins.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Marietta, Williamstown, Macksburg and Lower Salem.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying

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.

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