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Flooding Concerns Continue into this Weekend Along With Gusty Winds

Heavy rain from last night continues to yield high water issues, with river flooding expected to persist into this weekend across portions of the Mid-Ohio Valley. When encountering flooded roads: "Turn around, Don't Drown." Also, with the combination of saturated soils and breezy to strong wind gusts through tonight, a Wind Advisory has been issued due to the possibility of uprooted trees. Read More >


This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in West Virginia!  Follow #ReadyWVwx on social media, and check out our partners at West Virginia Emergency Management Division and ReadyWV! for tips and information on how to be Weather-Ready for the spring severe weather season.

Also, make plans to participate in the West Virginia Statewide Tornado Drill at 11:00 am EDT Wednesday March 20, 2024.  This is a great opportunity to practice what you would do in the event of a real tornado!  Find out more information in our Tornado Drill FAQ.

If you participate in the Statewide Tornado Drill or any other Spring Weather Awareness Week activity, let us know by including #ReadyWVwx in your social media post.





Learn more by attending live, virtual classes and webinars which will be offered by area NWS offices during Severe Weather Awareness Week!  Register for the class that fits your schedule best! 
Date Time Type NWS Office Registration Link
Thursday March 21, 2023 6:30 pm Virtual Basic Weather Spotter Charleston, WV Click here to register
Friday March 22, 2023 6:00 pm Virtual Weather Observer Training Charleston, WV Click here to register

Finally, help us spread the word!  We offer spring weather preparedness related materials you can share, including graphics and posts ready-made for social media and safety newsletters.  Businesses and organizations who would like to partner with the NWS to help make our region ready, responsive and resilient to hazardous weather can also become Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors by following the link below.