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Radar valid at 500 am EDT, Apr 16th 2018

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OHZ066-067-075-076-084-085-WVZ008>011-017-019-020-160045-
/O.EXA.KRLX.FF.A.0003.000000T0000Z-180416T0900Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Perry-Morgan-Athens-Washington-Vinton-Meigs-Jackson WV-Wood-
Pleasants-Tyler-Wirt-Ritchie-Doddridge-
Including the cities of New Lexington, Crooksville, Somerset,
McConnelsville, Stockport, Athens, Marietta, Belpre, McArthur,
Hamden, Pomeroy, Ravenswood, Ripley, Parkersburg, Vienna,
St. Marys, Belmont, Paden City, Sistersville, Middlebourne,
Elizabeth, Harrisville, Pennsboro, and West Union
1234 PM EDT Sun Apr 15 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Charleston has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of southeast Ohio and
West Virginia, including the following areas, in southeast
Ohio, Athens, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington. In
West Virginia, Doddridge, Jackson WV, Pleasants, Ritchie,
Tyler, Wirt, and Wood.

* Through late tonight

* A cold front with thunderstorms and heavy rain will move through
the area today and tonight. Heavy rainfall is expected across
Northern West Virginia into Southeast Ohio. Flash flooding of
small streams and creeks will be possible.

* Rapid rises on streams and creeks may cause flooding of roads
and lying areas.

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.

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