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  Event Synopsis

Multiple rounds of moderate to heavy rain affected portions of the region on February 16-17, 2023. This occurred ahead of a deepening area of low pressure that would pass just northwest of the region during the afternoon/evening hours of Thursday, February 16th. When all was said and done, rainfall totals of 2-4" fell across much of the central/southern portion of the NWS Charleston forecast area, leading to numerous flooding issues across the region, both in terms of areal and river flooding. Rainfall totals were high enough for both Beckley, WV and Huntington, WV to set daily rainfall records on February 16th. Fortunately, mainly dry weather would follow this system for the next few days, allowing for any lingering river flooding to recede by the early morning hours of Saturday, February 18th. Please click on the tabs below for more detailed information about this event. Please note that most images/loops can be expanded by clicking on them.


February 16-17th Regional Radar Loop

Radar loop courtesy of Iowa Environmental Mesonet (IEM)

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Event Total Rainfall Amounts

Rainfall Totals of 2-4" (Central/South)

Mud River Flooding in Milton, WV

(Photo Credit: City of Milton)

Mud River Flooding in Milton, WV

(Photo Credit: City of Milton)
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