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  • Light Snow
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: N/A%
  • Visibility: 1.5 miles
  • Pressure: 30.08 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Snow
  • High: 21 °
  • Low: -3 °
  • Snow
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 30 °
  • Low: 12 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Overcast
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Overcast
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 44 °
  • Low: 24 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Elkins, West Virginia

Updated: 11:18 PM EST on January 04, 2015

Winter Storm Warning in effect until 7 PM EST this evening...
  • Thursday

    Snow during the morning will give way to lingering snow showers during the afternoon. High 21F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 80%. 3 to 5 inches of snow expected.

  • Thursday Night

    Snow showers before midnight. Becoming partly cloudy later. Low -3F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 60%.

  • Friday

    Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High around 30F. Winds light and variable.

  • Friday Night

    Mainly clear. Low 12F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday

    Mostly sunny skies. High 43F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy skies early, then some snow showers later at night. Low around 30F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast. High 39F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy skies during the evening will give way to cloudy skies overnight. Low around 25F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 44F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 24F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High 51F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 36F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 54F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low around 35F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High 54F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday Night

    A few clouds. Low 33F. Winds light and variable.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy skies. High 51F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low 32F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 47F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday Night

    A few clouds. Low 34F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy early followed by mostly cloudy skies and a few showers later in the day. High 52F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with rain showers at times. Low 39F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Winter Storm Warning  Statement as of 1:55 am EST on March 5, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 PM EST this
evening...

* locations... Lawrence County Kentucky and portions of western
and northern West Virginia

* hazard types... snow.

* Snow accumulations... 8 to 12 inches for northeast Kentucky and
the tri state area. 4 to 6 inches in the Kanawha valley and
southeast West Virginia... including the Charleston and Beckley
area. 8 to 10 inches in the northern West Virginia lowlands and
the northern West Virginia mountains.

* Timing... rain will change to snow by 10 PM tonight. The snow...
   heavy at times... will continue through the first half of
Thursday.

* Impacts... untreated roads and sidewalks could become snow and
ice covered. Reduced visibilities... below one mile at times...
can be expected. Snow could cause downed tree limbs and power
outages.

* Temperatures... in the mid 20s.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. 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.

Please report snow... sleet and ice accumulations to the National
Weather Service by calling toll free... 800-401-9535... when you
can do so safely. This phone number is to be used for reporting
purposes only.

You can also report winter weather by posting your report to the
Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service facebook Page...
or by using the twitter hashtag... nwsrlx.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of
weather information for the latest updates.

Additional details can also be found at www.Weather.Gov/rlx.





 Areal Flood Warning  Statement as of 6:15 PM EST on March 4, 2015


The National Weather Service in Charleston has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
east central Buchanan County in Virginia...
southeastern Braxton County in West Virginia...
Fayette County in West Virginia...
this includes the cities of... Fayetteville... Babcock State Park...
McDowell County in West Virginia...
this includes the city of Welch...
Nicholas County in West Virginia...
this includes the cities of... Summersville... Richwood...
west central Pocahontas County in West Virginia...
Raleigh County in West Virginia...
this includes the city of Beckley...
extreme southwestern Randolph County in West Virginia...
Webster County in West Virginia...
this includes the city of Webster Springs...
Wyoming County in West Virginia...
this includes the city of Pineville...

* until 445 am EST Thursday

* at 614 PM EST rain and snow melt have caused streams, creeks and
rivers to rise. More rain is in the forecast and will eventually
change to snow overnight. Despite the changeover, runoff will
continue and cause streams, creeks and rivers to exceed bankfull
and flood.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

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.

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. Move to higher ground.

Please report high water to the National Weather Service by calling
toll free... 800-401-9535... when you can do so safely.

You may also report high water by posting your report to the
Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service facebook Page... or
by using the twitter hashtag... nwsrlx.


Lat... Lon 3730 8191 3748 8193 3772 8172 3779 8151
      3827 8120 3840 8088 3867 8050 3844 8004
      3819 8036 3822 8037 3826 8044 3808 8070
      3809 8088 3807 8081 3788 8076 3782 8092
      3771 8090 3757 8120 3729 8141 3720 8157


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613 PM EST Wed Mar 4 2015

The National Weather Service in Charleston has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
Barbour County in West Virginia...
this includes the cities of... Philippi... Audra State Park...
southeastern Lewis County in West Virginia...
north central Pocahontas County in West Virginia...
Randolph County in West Virginia...
this includes the city of Elkins...
Taylor County in West Virginia...
this includes the city of Grafton...
Upshur County in West Virginia...
this includes the city of Buckhannon...
northeastern Webster County in West Virginia...

* until 430 am EST Thursday

* at 607 PM EST rain and snow melt have caused streams, creeks and
rivers to rise. More rain is in the forecast and will eventually
change to snow overnight. Despite the changeover, runoff will
continue and cause streams, creeks and rivers to exceed bankfull
and flood.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

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.

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. Move to higher ground.

Please report high water to the National Weather Service by calling
toll free... 800-401-9535... when you can do so safely.

You may also report high water by posting your report to the
Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service facebook Page... or
by using the twitter hashtag... nwsrlx.


Lat... Lon 3843 8002 3866 8050 3924 8016 3925 8018
      3940 8018 3941 8011 3939 8008 3946 7993
      3944 7989 3931 7989 3925 7984 3923 7980
      3913 7983 3909 7978 3904 7977 3897 7940


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 Areal Flood Watch  Statement as of 9:54 PM EST on March 4, 2015


... Flood Watch remains in effect until 7 am EST Thursday...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Kentucky... southeast Ohio... southwest
Virginia and West Virginia... including the following areas...
in northeast Kentucky... Boyd... Carter... Greenup and Lawrence
KY. In southeast Ohio... Athens... Gallia... Lawrence OH... Meigs
and Washington. In southwest Virginia... Buchanan and
Dickenson. In West Virginia... Barbour... Boone... Braxton...
Cabell... Calhoun... Clay... Doddridge... Fayette... Gilmer...
Harrison... Jackson WV... Kanawha... Lewis... Lincoln... Logan...
Mason... McDowell... Mingo... Nicholas... Pleasants... Pocahontas...
   Putnam... Raleigh... Randolph... Ritchie... Roane... Taylor...
Tyler... Upshur... Wayne... Webster... Wirt... wood and Wyoming.

* Until 7 am EST Thursday

* widespread rain will transitioning to sleet and wet snow
overnight. Many County flood warnings were posted earlier
Wednesday... and are still active... for stream and creek
flooding.

* Minor to moderate flooding is also likely through Thursday
along a few of the larger rivers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

The Flood Watch means the potential for additional flooding
continues.

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.





 Local Storm Report 



03/04/2015 0930 am

Elkins, Randolph County.

Flood, reported by public.


            Craven run/leading creek out of banks near dmv and
            Bruce street -- via social media




03/04/2015 0930 am

Elkins, Randolph County.

Flood, reported by public.


            Craven run/leading creek out of banks near dmv and
            Bruce street -- via social media




03/04/2015 0930 am

Elkins, Randolph County.

Flood, reported by public.


            Craven run/leading creek out of banks near dmv and
            Bruce street -- via social media





03/04/2015 0930 am

Elkins, Randolph County.

Flood, reported by public.


            Craven run/leading creek out of banks near dmv and
            Bruce street -- via social media




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: West Central Street, Elkins, WV

Updated: 2:55 AM EST

Temperature: 32.0 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Elkins, WV

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 30.6 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Wolf Creek Rd, Norton, WV

Updated: 2:54 AM EST

Temperature: 29.3 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Deerbrook Estates, Belington, WV

Updated: 2:52 AM EST

Temperature: 28.4 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Alpena, Bowden, WV

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 26.3 °F Dew Point: -23 °F Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Hertig Knob, Alpena, WV

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 30.2 °F Dew Point: -5 °F Humidity: 21% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: WV8HIX-Chestnut Street, Parsons, WV

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 30.4 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Appalachian Mountains, Parsons, WV

Updated: 2:48 AM EST

Temperature: 30.9 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Holly Meadows River Bend Estates, Parsons, WV

Updated: 2:53 AM EST

Temperature: 30.6 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: bailey ridge, Buckhannon, WV

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 29.3 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: MANSFIELD ON SUTTON ST, Philippi, WV

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 31.5 °F Dew Point: -7 °F Humidity: 18% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: HADS BUCKHANNON RIVER NEAR BUCKHANNON WV US USARMY-COE, Buckhannon, WV

Updated: 1:45 AM EST

Temperature: 32 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Bridgeport WV US, Philippi, WV

Updated: 2:35 AM EST

Temperature: 30 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Dogs Run Farm, Dryfork, WV

Updated: 2:43 AM EST

Temperature: 27.3 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: West at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Rock Cave [KWVROCKC2], Rock Cave, WV

Updated: 2:57 AM EST

Temperature: 29.2 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: CRN CANAAN VALLEY SP ELKINS 21 ENE WV US, Red Creek, WV

Updated: 12:00 AM EST

Temperature:  °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 94% Wind: North at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

MSN Maps of:

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Charleston WV 
148 am EST Thursday Mar 5 2015 


Synopsis... 
waves of low pressure along a front pushing farther south of the 
area...will result in rain changing to snow tonight. Arctic high 
pressure cuts off the snow late Thursday into Thursday night. 


&& 


Near term /through today/... 
100 am update... 


5 to 7 inches of snow has fallen across NE Kentucky and along the Ohio 
River as of 06z. Sharp gradient over the Coal fields into the 
Kanawha valley as expected with more sleet mixing in. This should 
turn to all snow over the next few hours. Have updated totals to 
reflect what has already fallen and additional expected. This 
brings storm total in the 10 to 14 inch range across NE Kentucky and 
along the Ohio River...8 to 10 in the north lowlands and north mountains...4 
to 6 around crw metropolitan area...and 3 to 5 Coal fields/SW Virginia/southeast WV. Our 
snow forecast graphic is available on our website under the news 
headline. 


Previous discussion below... 


Relatively minor changes made to the previous forecast. Models 
continue to advertise a significant rain and flooding event to a 
heavy snow event from northwest to southeast tonight...continuing 
the snow into Thursday especially east of the Ohio River. There 
may be a period of sleet and even freezing rain before the 
changeover. Changes made were to delay the changeover from rain to 
wintry precipitation by a couple of hours...as the leading edge of Arctic 
air is still out in far western Ohio. While keeping winter 
headlines and criteria for snow accumulations...we shifted the 
axis of heaviest snow from southeastern Ohio into western West 
Virginia...per model guidance. Otherwise...things wind down from 
west to east...but very cold temperatures return as Arctic air 
reappears. Temperatures fall well down into the 20s and even teens 
..not recovering much on Thursday with the clouds and snow. 


&& 


Short term /tonight through Saturday/... 
the big system is exodus come the start of this period. Scattered 
snow showers in the mountains given upslope flow and upper level short wave 
trough...wane quickly overnight Thursday nt...as Arctic high pressure 
cuts off the upslope flow...and the short wave trough quickly scoots east of 
the area. The high then rules The Roost into Friday nt...before 
drifting S and giving way to SW flow ahead of a new cold front over 
the Great Lakes. The weather map changes little for this area Sat 
as that cold front pushes more east than S. 


Still banking on high pressure building in fast enough for lows in 
the single digits either side of zero atop fresh snow cover Thursday nt. 
These lows are close to previous forecast and current guidance...and 
this trend continues for highs and lows the balance of the period. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday night through Wednesday/... 
west-northwest flow aloft with a general tendency for slowly rising heights on 
the anticyclonic side of the jet spells basically a temperature/dew/sky 
forecast. A weak cold front and corresponding upper level short wave trough 
cross sun into sun nt...with the small chance for snow showers north. A 
polar Pacific high follows for the early portion of the new work 
week. A warm wave approaches from the S day 7...as the confluence 
zone lifts north of the area...allowing the upper flow to turn SW ahead 
of a southern stream short wave trough. 


Lows Sat nt were close to guidance...but did a warm ridge/Cold 
Valley separation. Otherwise blended in wpc for little change on 
lows Monday and Tuesday nts. Blended in wpc and European model (ecmwf) for highs through 
the period...a little lower sun and a little higher on Tuesday compared 
with previous. Overall have a steady temperature trend early on 
with a slow melt given lows and dew points below freezing and highs 
in the 40s. Temperatures and dew points trend upward during the 
latter portion of the period per aforementioned height rises and S 
to southeast flow on back side of exiting high pressure...and ahead of warm 
wave approaching from the S. 


&& 


Aviation /07z Thursday through Monday/... 
06z Thursday through 06z Friday... 
widespread IFR/LIFR conditions in snow...generally improving to 
MVFR from west to east after 16z. 


Surface flow will generally be out of the northwest and light on the 
order of 5 to 15 kts with a few gusts to 20 kts ridgetops. 


Forecast confidence and alternate scenarios through 06z Friday... 


Forecast. 


Forecast confidence: medium. 


Alternate scenarios: none. 


Experimental table of flight category objectively shows consistency 
of weather forecast office forecast to available model information: 
h = high: taf consistent with all models or all but one model. 
M = medium: taf has varying level of consistency with models. 
L = low: taf inconsistent with all models or all but one model. 


Date Thursday 03/05/15 
UTC 1hrly 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 
EST 1hrly 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 
crw consistency h h h h h h h h h l l M 
heights consistency M M M M h h l l l M M M 
bkw consistency h h h h h M h h h h h h 
ekn consistency M h h h M M h h h h h h 
pkb consistency M M M M h h l l M M M h 
ckb consistency M M M M M h h l l l M M 


After 06z Friday... 
no widespread IFR conditions are expected at this time. 


&& 


Rlx watches/warnings/advisories... 
WV...Flood Watch until 7 am EST this morning for wvz005>011-013>020- 
024>040-046-047. 
Winter Storm Warning until 7 PM EST this evening for 
wvz005>008-013>020-024>040-046-047. 
Winter Storm Warning until 1 PM EST this afternoon for 
wvz009>011. 
Ohio...Flood Watch until 7 am EST this morning for ohz075-076-085>087. 
Winter Storm Warning until 1 PM EST this afternoon for ohz066- 
067-075-076-083>087. 
Kentucky...Flood Watch until 7 am EST this morning for kyz101>103-105. 
Winter Storm Warning until 7 PM EST this evening for kyz105. 
Winter Storm Warning until 1 PM EST this afternoon for 
kyz101>103. 
Virginia...Flood Watch until 7 am EST this morning for vaz003-004. 
Winter Storm Warning until 7 PM EST this evening for vaz003- 
004. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...trm/jmv 
near term...30/sl 
short term...trm 
long term...trm 
aviation...30 



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