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Special Weather Statement in Wyoming County, West Virginia
Issued by the National Weather Service and archived by Claims Pages
Wyoming County West Virginia Urgency: Expected Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed
Active Timeframe
8/5/2022 9:09:00 PM until 8/5/2022 9:30:00 PM   EXPIRED
Instructions
If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect. Heavy downpours could cause rapid rises in water. If rising water is observed, move to higher ground. Do not drive into areas covered by water. In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find alternate routes. It takes only a few inches of swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles away. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. Move to higher ground.
Alert Summary
A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of western Raleigh and northeastern Wyoming Counties through 930 PM EDT... At 906 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 8 miles north of Twin Falls State Park, or 12 miles northeast of Pineville, moving northeast at 15 mph. HAZARD...Heavy downpours and potential flooding. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Due to previous rainfall and flooding issue earlier today, current rainfall could produce minor flooding issues in flood prone areas, especially where the greatest rainfall amounts were observed from earlier. Locations impacted include... Pineville, Mullens, Oceana, Sophia, Crab Orchard, Coal City, Twin Falls State Park, Macarthur, Lester, Rhodell, Bolt, Arnett, Kopperston, Glen Daniel and Maben. This includes West Virginia Turnpike near mile marker 40. MAX HAIL SIZE...0.00 IN MAX WIND GUST...<30 MPH