From the WSAZ First Warning Weather Center... The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the counties of Floyd, Johnson, Martin, Morgan and Pike in Kentucky until 3:00 AM Saturday... FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... EXTREME EAST CENTRAL MORGAN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... JOHNSON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY... MARTIN COUNTY IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY... NORTH CENTRAL PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... NORTHERN FLOYD COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... UNTIL 300 AM EDT SATURDAY AT 849 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THAT TWO TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAD FALLEN NEAR THE PRESTONSBURG AREA IN THE PAST HOUR...WITH THREE AND A HALF TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN ESTIMATED TO HAVE FALLEN SINCE 7 PM EDT. RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL AND ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE ENTIRE WARNING AREA WILL CONTINUE TO LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF SATURDAY. THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL CONTINUE TO MOVE REPEATEDLY ACROSS THESE SAME LOCATIONS. THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR NORTHERN FLOYD COUNTY. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...INEZ... PAINTSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG...ALLEN...ALLEN CITY...ALPHORETTA... ALVIN...ANDY...ARKANSAS...AUXIER...BAKER...BAMMER...BARNETTS CREEK...BARNROCK...BAYS BRANCH...BEAUTY...BEAVER JUNCTION... BLAIR...BLUE RIVER...BOBBS...BONANZA...BOONS CAMP...BRADBURY... BRAINARD...BUFFALO...CALF CREEK...CHANDLERVILLE...CHESTNUT...CLIFF AND COALPOINT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. DO NOT ENTER THE WATER. TURN AROUND AND MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING. There is also a Flash Flood Warning for the counties of Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan and Pike in Kentucky until 2:30 AM Saturday... FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... EAST CENTRAL MORGAN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... EASTERN KNOTT COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... EASTERN LETCHER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... EASTERN MAGOFFIN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN MARTIN COUNTY IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY... PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... SOUTHERN FLOYD COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... WESTERN JOHNSON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY... UNTIL 230 AM EDT AT 834 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL MOVING REPEATEDLY OR EXPECTED TO MOVE REPEATEDLY ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IN SOME AREAS WITH TWO INCHES OR MORE IN LESS THAN ON HOUR FALLING SOME LOCATIONS ESPECIALLY NEAR THE US 23 CORRIDOR AND MUCH OF FLOYD COUNTY. RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...PIKEVILLE...SALYERSVILLE...ADAMSON... ALUBA...ARGO...ASHCAMP...BALLOT...BEAVER...BEEFHIDE... BELCHER...BELFRY...BETSY LAYNE... BETTY...BIGGS...BLUE MOON...BOARD TREE...BOLDMAN...BOLYN...BOSCO...BRADLEY... BRAINARD...BROWNLOW...BUCKHORN HOLLOW...BUCKINGHAM... BURDINE...BURNING FORK...BURTON...BUSKIRK...CANADA AND CARVER. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. DO NOT ENTER THE WATER. TURN AROUND AND MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF FLOOD WATERS. IT ONLY TAKES 6 INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO KNOCK A PERSON OFF THEIR FEET AND 2 FEET OF FLOWING WATER TO FLOAT MOST VEHICLES. REMEMBER...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN. There is also a Flash Flood Warning for the counties of Floyd, Johnson, Martin and Pike in Kentucky until 2:00 AM Saturday... FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... JOHNSON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY... MARTIN COUNTY IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY... NORTH CENTRAL PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... NORTHERN FLOYD COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... UNTIL 200 AM EDT AT 802 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. THESE THUNDERSTORMS ARE PRODUCING TWO INCH PER HOUR OR MORE RAINFALL RATES IN SOME AREAS. RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...INEZ...PAINTSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG... ALLEN...ALLEN CITY...ALPHORETTA...ALVIN...ANDY... ARKANSAS...AUXIER...BAKER...BAMMER...BARNETTS CREEK...BARNROCK...BAYS BRANCH...BEAUTY...BEAVER JUNCTION...BLAIR...BLUE RIVER...BOBBS...BONANZA...BOONS CAMP... BRADBURY...BRAINARD...BUFFALO...CALF CREEK...CHANDLERVILLE... CHESTNUT...CLIFF...COALPOINT AND EASTPOINT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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. There is also a Flash Flood Warning for Morgan County in Kentucky until 1:30 AM Saturday... FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... EXTREME SOUTH CENTRAL BATH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY... MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY... NORTH CENTRAL LEE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... NORTHEASTERN ESTILL COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY... POWELL COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY... SOUTHERN MENIFEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY... WEST CENTRAL MORGAN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... WESTERN WOLFE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY... UNTIL 130 AM EDT SATURDAY AT 720 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES THAT AS MUCH AS TWO INCHES OF RAIN PER HOUR OR MORE WAS FALLING FROM THUNDERSTORMS MOVING ACROSS THE AREA. ALTHOUGH THE STORMS ARE TAPERING OFF IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY...THE STORMS WILL WORK ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE WARNED AREA FOR THE NEXT ONE TO TWO HOURS. RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...CAMPTON...MOUNT STERLING...STANTON... AIREDALE...BEAN...BOOTH... BOWEN...CALABOOSE...CAMARGO...CAT CREEK...CEDAR GROVES...CLAY CITY...CLAY LICK...COONS STATION... CORNWELL...DENNISTON...FAGAN...FINCASTLE...FIXER...FURNACE... GATEWOODS STATION...GLENCAIRN... GOSNEYVILLE...GRANNIE...GRASSY LICK...HAYSTACK...HIGH FALLS... JEFFERSONVILLE...JENSON AND KLONDIKE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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. There is also a Flash Flood Watch for the counties of Boyd, Carter, Greenup and Lawrence in Kentucky, for the counties of Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs and Vinton in Ohio and for the counties of Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Nicholas, Putnam, Roane, Wayne, Wirt and Wood in West Virginia until 1:00 AM Saturday, and a Flood Advisory for the counties of Magoffin, Martin and Pike in Kentucky. Stay tuned or go to WSAZ.com for the latest information.

Snow Arrives, But Won't Stay

Winter Storm Arrives with Mixed Bag

12:45 AM Update

Sleet is mixing in thru ther Bluegrass as warmer air streams in aloft. Look for a period of icing in Southern Ohio after a 2"-4" snowfall. Best to not shovel your walk since the rain may freeze on the sidewalk.

The wamer air will melt much of the snow/ice away later on today. Shoveling then will be safer.

8:15 After Dinner Update

Had a fish dinner tonight. Appropo since I am getting reports of cars "fish tailing" on snowy roads. Scioto County police tell me roads are snow covered and icy with Rosemount Road in the process of being closed.

Elsewhere, in Huntington roads have iced over and traffic is at a standstill. So far a half inch of snow has fallen but where roads are untreated, glare ice has formed due to traffic matting the dry snow into a thin sheen of ice.

In Charleston area, slip sliding away on roads is common with part of I-64 between Dunbar and Institute closed.

Logan and Pikeville are Coalfield towns unaffected by the evening snowfall as the storm seems like it will miss the far southern end of the WSAZ.COM area.

6:30 POSTING

A moisture laden southern storm is intercepting the cold arctic dome of air leftover from Sunday’s high winds. The result, our first February snowfall is here for many.

Like so many storms, the amount of snow will vary from north to south and east to west. In this case, all areas will have a wet and milder Tuesday afternoon, so any snow accumulation before noon will be washed by then.

Tonight’s snow accumulation will be heaviest in the famous Northern Kentucky-Southern Ohio ice belt where a general 2 to 3 inches will lay from Vanceburg to Portsmouth to Gallipolis to Elizabeth and points north and west of that line.

Along I-64 into the River Cities and Kanawha Valley a sharp cut off will occur somewhere between Huntington and Charleston. Figure an inch on average in this zone. South into the Coalfields, I expect a quick coat at most though roads can be slick because of the cold evening temperatures in the 20s.

I will update after dinner!


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