Mercer Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 07:49 PM EST on martie 04, 2015

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from midnight tonight
to 7 PM EST Thursday...

* locations... southeast West Virginia... east to the southern
Shenandoah Valley.

* Hazard types... sleet and snow.

* Accumulations... snow and sleet accumulation 2 to 5 inches.

* Timing... rain will change to sleet shortly after midnight in
southeast West Virginia... and by dawn in the southern Shenandoah
Valley... then change to mainly snow between dawn and noon.

* Impacts... snow and sleet will lead to hazardous travel

* Winds... northwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Temperatures... falling into the 20s Thursday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

The public is encouraged to report snow... sleet or ice amounts to
the National Weather Service via email at rnk.Skywarn@noaa.Gov or
at phone number 1... 8 6 6... 2 1 5... 4 3 2 4.For additional
weather information... visit US on the web at
http://www.Erh.NOAA.Gov or at http://weather.Gov.

Reports are also welcome on our facebook Page or twitter feed

Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 08:24 PM EST on martie 04, 2015

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
rain and snow melt in...
Tazewell County in southwestern Virginia...
Summers County in southeastern West Virginia...
Greenbrier County in southeastern West Virginia...
Mercer County in southeastern West Virginia...
Monroe County in southeastern West Virginia...

* until 845 am EST Thursday

* at 805 PM EST... stream gages in the warned area continue
to indicate significant snow melt flooding across the area and widespread
flooding continues to be reported on numerous streams and creeks mainly
in Tazewell and Mercer counties but also in parts of Greenbrier County.

Rainfall up to a half-inch /0.50/ or more is possible tonight which could
produce additional rises on rivers and streams... before a change to frozen
precipitation occurs early tomorrow morning reducing runoff sharply.

Flooding continues along the Clinch River in Tazewell County but the
river gage near Richlands crested in the past hour at 12.25 feet. Flood
stage is 10 feet. With more rainfall on the way the river could briefly
rise again later this evening possibly above the earlier crest.

The Bluestone river in Mercer County was at 16 feet just before
8 PM and still rising. Moderate flood stage is 15 feet and major
flood stage is 18 feet.

Extensive lowland flooding is occurring along much of the river and
significant portions of Route 19 are closed near Spanishburg.

Brush Creek in Mercer County is also still rising and could produce
flooding near and west of Princeton.

Indian Creek near Red Sulphur Springs in Monroe County is also above its
minor flood stage of 8 feet and is still rising. Lowland flooding
is likely and some roads may be affected including County Road 23.

Numerous ungaged streams and creeks are also likely flooding and could
pose an equal threat.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. If flooding is observed act quickly. Move up to
higher ground to escape flood waters. Do not stay in areas subject to
flooding when water begins rising.

When it is safe to do so... please send your reports of flooding...
including mudslides or Road closures... to the National Weather
Service by calling toll free at 1... 8 6 6... 2 1 5... 4 3 2 4. Reports
and pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service
Blacksburg facebook Page and on twitter.

Lat... Lon 3826 8043 3805 8026 3803 7999 3771 8033
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Local Storm Report

03/04/2015 0120 PM

Bluefield, Mercer County.

Flood, reported by 911 call center.

            Widespread flooding across the County.

03/04/2015 0120 PM

Bluefield, Mercer County.

Flood, reported by 911 call center.

            Widespread flooding across the County.