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Heavy rain across the Mid Ohio Valley through this afternoon

HERE IS THE LATEST WEATHER SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE OHIO VALLEY AND CENTRAL APPALACHIANS... An upper level disturbance will cross east, increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms through this afternoon. These storms will be capable of 1 to 2 inch per hour rainfall rates, and will be moving very slow, especially across the Middle Ohio Valley and northern West Virginia where a flash flood watch is in effect. A cold front approaching late Sunday night will bring one last chance for weakening showers and storms before drier air moves in on Monday. Cooler and drier weather holds firmly in place before becoming humid once more late next week.   Read More...

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River Conditions at: 07:15 AM 08/15/2020

Location
Flood
Stage (ft.)
Observed
(ft.)
Crest (ft.)Forecast for 8AM
Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.
Big Sandy River
494.287.14.65.9--
-3.08-----
-15.96-----
Coal River
2013.83-----
173.03-----
252.47-----
2510.4111.311.310.5--
Duck Creek
136.32-----
120.90-----
Elk River
-923.57-----
-811.14-----
134.12-----
-4.36-----
113.14-----
121.88-----
181.64-----
180.00-----
193.965.55.24.9--
121.52-----
-2.99-----
-6.70-----
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Gauley River
-2.13-----
-5.24-----
10.51.43-----
134.02-----
140.96-----
154.27-----
201.99-----
-------
-1358.39-----
192.043.83.63.5--
Greenbrier River
93.27-----
153.105.13.45.1--
100.00-----
132.56-----
71.63-----
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Guyandotte River
103.39-----
112.31-----
-1035.881035.881035.31035.31035.3-
-883.08-----
-------
304.32-----
235.617.67.26.8--
154.96-----
173.37-----
130.82-----
Hocking River
120.64-----
202.913.33.23.2--
-721.18-----
162.39-----
25------
164.17-----
Hurricane Creek
175.63-----
Kanawha River
275.805.805.25.6--
-10.00-----
-10.90-----
307.707.87.77.8--
-18.27-----
-11.57-----
Levisa Fork
-------
203.82-----
358.47-----
193.444.24.23.3--
142.87-----
-1396.881396.881396.71396.71396.7-
132.70-----
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Little Kanawha River
-3.90-----
-1489.34-----
-754.86-----
133.02-----
232.464.64.53.3--
366.729.08.88.4--
-1.01-----
-3.78-----
3614.0215.514.915.4--
-8.91-----
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-------
-------
-------
Little Sandy River
-------
-585.75-----
313.23-----
214.555.65.24.3--
Middle Island Creek
167.90-----
142.00-----
-7.51-----
Mud River
134.67-----
192.35-----
-------
124.76-----
Muskingum River
155.635.635.55.55.45.3
206.02-----
258.678.78.78.78.78.7
111.681.81.81.8--
2914.8315.015.014.914.914.8
New River
-1411.00-----
153.993.993.03.02.92.6
10.52.34-----
198.86-----
-8.68-----
Ohio River
3713.1513.1512.812.812.812.7
3515.9515.9515.815.815.815.8
3621.5121.5121.421.521.521.4
3513.2013.2012.813.013.012.8
4113.8114.314.014.314.214.0
46------
4025.5325.625.525.625.525.4
5013.3114.313.514.313.713.0
5025.5625.5625.125.225.125.1
5234.6034.634.434.534.534.4
5234.33-----
5413.1514.913.114.614.813.8
Ohio River Tributaries
162.98-----
174.32-----
19------
-------
-------
-------
202.41-----
Pocatalico River
302.25-----
Raccoon Creek
212.13-----
14------
Shavers Fork
206.98-----
134.31-----
163.73-----
141.49-----
Tug Fork River
385.73-----
274.427.85.07.8--
-------
244.275.55.25.0--
103.68-----
174.30-----
-------
Twelvepole Creek
-663.62-----
-------
-591.62-----
-3.96-----
-4.28-----
Tygart Valley River
102.11-----
133.06-----
10------
234.39-----
145.19-----
-1093.25-----
-5.28-----
194.125.84.95.7--
143.04-----
172.15-----
-------
-------
141.404.44.13.4--
113.44-----
122.51-----
-------
-------
West Fork River
-1070.661070.71070.61070.61070.6-
-8.52-----
176.41-----
161.55-----
141.451.51.51.5--
171.58-----
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