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Kentucky, Harlan

Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 4:45 AM EST on March 05, 2015

Expires 1:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 PM EST this
afternoon...

* colder air will continue to move in from the northwest this
morning... changing a wintry mixture of freezing
rain... sleet... and snow to all snow. The snow may fall heavy at
times in the morning... before it lightens and tapers off this
afternoon.

* Storm total snow and sleet accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are
expected... with additional ice accumulations of generally a
tenth of an inch or less.

* Roads will develop slick spots as the mixed precipitation falls.
In addition... heavy wet snow falling on top of these slick
roadways will make travel hazardous. Please take extreme
caution and avoid unnecessary travel if possible. Heavy wet snow
could also lead to downed power lines and trees... with isolated
power outages would be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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



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Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 4:23 AM EST on March 05, 2015

Expires 4:30 PM EST on March 05, 2015


... A Flood Warning remains in effect until 715 PM EST Thursday for
Clay... Perry... Johnson... southwestern Knott... southern Lee...
northeastern Floyd... Breathitt... northwestern Harlan... Leslie...
Owsley... Martin... southeastern Morgan and Magoffin counties...

At 423 am EST... a mixture of sleet and snow was ongoing... and
expected to change over to all snow this morning... before tapering
off by late this afternoon. However... runoff from heavy rainfall and
snow melt that occurred Tuesday night and Wednesday has resulted in
flooding of some area creeks and streams within the warning. Expect
flooding to continue in these locations through at least this
afternoon.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
hazard... Paintsville... Prestonsburg... Jackson... Salyersville...
Manchester... Hindman... Inez... Hyden... Booneville... Mason...
Wheelwright... Pippa Passes... Vicco... Warfield... Allen... BUckhorn...
Bush... Corn Fork Hollow and Cressmont.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
Stream rises will be slow and flash flooding is not expected.
However... all interested parties should take necessary precautions
immediately.

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually
deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful
enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.


Lat... Lon 3767 8240 3756 8289 3749 8291 3752 8308
      3733 8306 3734 8266 3719 8301 3702 8306
      3689 8341 3704 8386 3717 8397 3734 8378
      3754 8389 3752 8360 3768 8326 3777 8327
      3799 8303 3788 8262 3796 8253 3776 8231


Jmw


419 am EST Thu Mar 5 2015

... A Flood Warning for snowmelt remains in effect until 645 PM EST
Thursday for Harlan and Bell counties...

At 419 am EST... a mixture of sleet and snow was ongoing... and
expected to change over to all snow this morning... before tapering
off by late this afternoon. However... runoff from heavy rainfall and
snow melt that occurred Tuesday night and Wednesday has resulted in
flooding of a few area creeks and streams within the warning. Expect
flooding to continue in these locations through at least this
afternoon.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Harlan... Pineville... Middlesboro... Cumberland... Loyall... Evarts...
Lynch... Benham... Wallins Creek... Creech... sunshine... Smith...
Calvin... South Wallins... Stony Fork Junction... Ponza... Tway...
shields... Grays Knob and hutch.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle
into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are
usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is
powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering
flooded roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause ponding of water in
urban areas... highways... streets and underpasses as well as other
poor drainage areas and low lying spots. 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.


Lat... Lon 3659 8393 3665 8396 3668 8388 3679 8379
      3690 8350 3689 8341 3692 8340 3702 8317
      3700 8312 3698 8315 3695 8315 3702 8294
      3698 8287 3690 8287 3685 8301 3685 8307
      3674 8314 3667 8343 3667 8353 3658 8369


Jmw


319 am EST Thu Mar 5 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
the Cumberland River at Baxter.
* At 1:00 am Thursday the stage was 20.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
late this morning.
* At 20.0 feet... several local roads are closed... including Kentucky Highway 413.



Lat... Lon 3691 8312 3680 8346 3687 8350 3700 8317





Flood Watch / Flood Statement

Statement as of 9:27 AM EST on March 05, 2015

Expires 1:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015


The Flood Advisory is cancelled for
the Cumberland River at Cumberland.
* At 8 am Thursday the stage was 9.2 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 11.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river crested below flood stage at 11.2 feet. The
river will continue to fall to 5.2 feet by Friday morning.



Lat... Lon 3712 8275 3705 8272 3691 8312 3700 8317





Record Report

Statement as of 1:03 AM EST on March 05, 2015


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at London KY...

a record rainfall of 1.79 inch(es) was set at London KY yesterday.
This breaks the old record of 1.19 set in 2008.


Local Storm Report



03/05/2015 0833 am

1 miles S of Harlan, Harlan County.

Snow m1.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.






03/05/2015 0833 am

1 miles S of Harlan, Harlan County.

Snow m1.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.






03/04/2015 1000 am

Evarts, Harlan County.

Flood, reported by 911 call center.


            The Clover Fork has left its bank and is about a foot
            into Kelly street. Kelly street is being closed at this
            time.




03/04/2015 1000 am

Evarts, Harlan County.

Flood, reported by 911 call center.


            The Clover Fork has left its bank and is about a foot
            into Kelly street. Kelly street is being closed at this
            time.




03/04/2015 1000 am

Evarts, Harlan County.

Flood, reported by 911 call center.


            The Clover Fork has left its bank and is about a foot
            into Kelly street. Kelly street is being closed at this
            time.





03/04/2015 1000 am

Evarts, Harlan County.

Flood, reported by 911 call center.


            The Clover Fork has left its bank and is about a foot
            into Kelly street. Kelly street is being closed at this
            time.



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Alaska - Winter Storm Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
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Connecticut - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
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District of Columbia - Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
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Georgia - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Illinois - Flood Warning , Record Report
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Iowa - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Public Information Statement
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Louisiana - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
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Michigan - Record Report
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