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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
410 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...WINTRY MIX OF SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN TO HEAVY SNOW
THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.A SLOW-MOVING COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO SAG SOUTHEAST ACROSS
EASTERN KENTUCKY TODAY AND INTO THE CREST OF THE APPALACHIANS
TONIGHT...SPREADING HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE AREA INITIALLY.
COLDER AIR WILL GRADUALLY MOVE IN WHILE HEAVY PRECIPITATION
LINGERS...CHANGING RAIN TO A MIXTURE OF SNOW...SLEET...AND
FREEZING RAIN FIRST AND THEN ALL SNOW FROM THIS EVENING INTO
TONIGHT. SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED.
SNOW WILL FINALLY TAPER OFF BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

KYZ068-069-079-080-083>086-107-109-110-112>117-119-120-041715-
/O.CON.KJKL.WS.W.0004.150305T0000Z-150305T1800Z/
ROCKCASTLE-JACKSON-PULASKI-LAUREL-WAYNE-MCCREARY-WHITLEY-KNOX-
JOHNSON-MAGOFFIN-FLOYD-BREATHITT-KNOTT-OWSLEY-PERRY-CLAY-LESLIE-
MARTIN-PIKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BRODHEAD...MOUNT VERNON...MCKEE...
ANNVILLE...BURNSIDE...SOMERSET...LONDON...MONTICELLO...STEARNS...
WHITLEY CITY...CORBIN...WILLIAMSBURG...BARBOURVILLE...
PAINTSVILLE...SALYERSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG...WHEELWRIGHT...
JACKSON...HINDMAN...PIPPA PASSES...BOONEVILLE...HAZARD...
MANCHESTER...HYDEN...INEZ...COAL RUN...ELKHORN CITY...PIKEVILLE...
SOUTH WILLIAMSON
410 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 1 PM EST THURSDAY...

* TIMING...COLDER AIR WILL MOVE IN FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST
  THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT...CHANGING PRECIPITATION FROM
  RAIN...TO A MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND THEN TO SNOW.
  FREEZING RAIN AND ACCUMULATING SLEET WILL BEGIN WEDNESDAY
  EVENING...TRANSITIONING TO ALL SNOW FROM JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON
  THURSDAY THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. SNOW SHOULD LIGHTEN AND
  TAPER OFF BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 8 INCHES...THE HIGHEST
  SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS GENERALLY NORTH OF THE CUMBERLAND
  PARKWAY TO HAL ROGERS PARKWAY TO KY HIGHWAY 80 CORRIDOR.
  ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE FROM FREEZING RAIN OF A TENTH OF AN INCH OR
  LESS ARE ALSO EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS...SNOW OF THIS MAGNITUDE WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT TO
  TREACHEROUS. IN ADDITION...THE HEAVY WET NATURE OF THIS SNOW
  WILL CAUSE STRESS ON WEAK STRUCTURES AND COULD ALSO LEAD TO
  DOWNED POWER LINES AND TREES WITH WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES
  POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND SLEET MEANS SEVERE
WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW 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.

&&

$$



Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
350 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...FLOODING POSSIBLE TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY...

.A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO SAG SOUTHEAST ACROSS
THE AREA TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY...BRINGING HEAVY RAINFALL TO
EASTERN KENTUCKY. ADDITIONALLY...ANY LINGERING SNOWPACK ACROSS
THE AREA WILL BE MELTING...ADDING TO THE RUNOFF.

KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-104-106>120-041700-
/O.CON.KJKL.FA.A.0001.000000T0000Z-150306T0000Z/
/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
FLEMING-MONTGOMERY-BATH-ROWAN-ESTILL-POWELL-MENIFEE-ROCKCASTLE-
JACKSON-PULASKI-LAUREL-WAYNE-MCCREARY-WHITLEY-KNOX-BELL-HARLAN-
ELLIOTT-MORGAN-JOHNSON-WOLFE-MAGOFFIN-FLOYD-LEE-BREATHITT-KNOTT-
OWSLEY-PERRY-CLAY-LESLIE-LETCHER-MARTIN-PIKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLEMINGSBURG...CAMARGO...
JEFFERSONVILLE...MOUNT STERLING...OWINGSVILLE...MOREHEAD...
IRVINE...RAVENNA...CLAY CITY...STANTON...FRENCHBURG...BRODHEAD...
MOUNT VERNON...MCKEE...ANNVILLE...BURNSIDE...SOMERSET...LONDON...
MONTICELLO...STEARNS...WHITLEY CITY...CORBIN...WILLIAMSBURG...
BARBOURVILLE...MIDDLESBORO...PINEVILLE...CUMBERLAND...HARLAN...
SANDY HOOK...WEST LIBERTY...PAINTSVILLE...CAMPTON...
SALYERSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG...WHEELWRIGHT...BEATTYVILLE...
JACKSON...HINDMAN...PIPPA PASSES...BOONEVILLE...HAZARD...
MANCHESTER...HYDEN...JENKINS...WHITESBURG...INEZ...COAL RUN...
ELKHORN CITY...PIKEVILLE...SOUTH WILLIAMSON
350 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY...NORTHEAST KENTUCKY...SOUTH
  CENTRAL KENTUCKY AND SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY...BATH...ELLIOTT...
  ESTILL...FLEMING...MENIFEE...MONTGOMERY...POWELL AND ROWAN. IN
  NORTHEAST KENTUCKY...JOHNSON AND MARTIN. IN SOUTH CENTRAL
  KENTUCKY...LAUREL...MCCREARY...PULASKI...ROCKCASTLE...WAYNE
  AND WHITLEY. IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY...BELL...BREATHITT...CLAY...
   FLOYD...HARLAN...JACKSON...KNOTT...KNOX...LEE...LESLIE...
  LETCHER...MAGOFFIN...MORGAN...OWSLEY...PERRY...PIKE AND WOLFE.

* THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

* 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN ARE FORECAST TO FALL TODAY THROUGH
  THURSDAY. ADDITIONALLY...ANY LINGERING SNOWPACK WILL BE
  MELTING...ADDING TO THE RUNOFF.

* SMALL STREAM AND CREEK FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE TODAY...WITH
  MINOR TO POSSIBLY MODERATE FLOODING ALONG LARGER RIVERS EXPECTED
  TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

$$

AR/JP



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
432 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

KYZ068-069-079-080-083>086-107-109-110-112>117-119-120-051245-
ROCKCASTLE-JACKSON-PULASKI-LAUREL-WAYNE-MCCREARY-WHITLEY-KNOX-
JOHNSON-MAGOFFIN-FLOYD-BREATHITT-KNOTT-OWSLEY-PERRY-CLAY-LESLIE-
MARTIN-PIKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BRODHEAD...MOUNT VERNON...MCKEE...
ANNVILLE...BURNSIDE...SOMERSET...LONDON...MONTICELLO...STEARNS...
WHITLEY CITY...CORBIN...WILLIAMSBURG...BARBOURVILLE...
PAINTSVILLE...SALYERSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG...WHEELWRIGHT...
JACKSON...HINDMAN...PIPPA PASSES...BOONEVILLE...HAZARD...
MANCHESTER...HYDEN...INEZ...COAL RUN...ELKHORN CITY...PIKEVILLE...
SOUTH WILLIAMSON
432 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM
EST THURSDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THE REGION. MODERATE TO HEAVY
RAINS DURING THE DAY COULD CAUSE SOME FLOODING THREATS TODAY
AND TONIGHT. HEAVY WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED FROM THIS
EVENING THROUGH TONIGHT. PLEASE REFER TO THE WINTER STORM WARNING
PRODUCT AS WELL AS THE FLOOD WATCH AND WARNING PRODUCTS FOR
FURTHER DETAILS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

SNOW FROM A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL WIND DOWN BY THURSDAY
EVENING. THE SNOW WILL CREATE TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. AVOID
UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE. IT MAY ALSO LEAD TO DOWNED TREES
AND BRANCHES...WITH SOME POWER OUTAGES POSSIBLE. PLEASE REFER TO
THE WINTER STORM WARNING PRODUCTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

HIGH WATER WILL LINGER THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY ON AREA RIVERS.
PLEASE REFER TO FLOOD WARNING PRODUCTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT RAIN AND SNOW TOTALS THROUGH
THURSDAY.

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