Jackson Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 1:02 PM EST op 04 maart 2015

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 7 PM this evening
to 1 PM EST Thursday...

* colder air will move in from northwest to southeast this through
tonight... changing precipitation from rain... to a mixture of
freezing rain... sleet... and then to snow. Freezing rain and
accumulating sleet will begin this 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.

* 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.





Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 12:08 PM EST op 04 maart 2015

The National Weather Service in Jackson KY has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
snowmelt in...
northern Laurel County in south central Kentucky...
northwestern Clay County in southeastern Kentucky...
northern Pulaski County in south central Kentucky...
Jackson County in southeastern Kentucky...
Rockcastle County in south central Kentucky...

* until 600 PM EST

* at 1205 PM EST... several creeks and streams were near bankfull.
Additional runoff from snow melt as well as light to moderate
rainfall will result in minor flooding of creeks and streams.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Mount Vernon... McKee... Pulaski... Brodhead... Science Hill...
Waneta... Hazel Patch... donaro... Parrot... Jep hill... Welchburg...
Johnetta... Collingsworth... Royrader... Sand Springs... Cooksburg...
Lake Linville... Eglon... Muellersville and Morrill.

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.


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Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 12:58 PM EST op 04 maart 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

* up to an inch of additional rainfall is forecast to fall through
tonight... before precipitation gradually changes over to a
mixture of snow... sleet... and freezing rain. Additionally... any
lingering snowpack will be melting... adding to the runoff.

* Small stream and creek flooding is expected through
tonight... with minor to possibly moderate flooding along larger
rivers expected 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.



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