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Wood/Wirt County Local Emergency Planning Committee
Sunday March 18th, 2012 :: 11:33 p.m. EDT

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for Wood & Jackson with 60MPH wind & quarter-sized hail until 1215 AM

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Wood and Jackson Counties until 1215 AM

Issued by The National Weather Service
Charleston, WV
11:23 pm EDT, Sun., Mar. 18, 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR NORTH CENTRAL JACKSON COUNTY, SOUTHWESTERN WOOD COUNTY, AND SOUTHEASTERN ATHENS.

* UNTIL 1215 AM EDT

THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF COOLVILLE... NORTHEASTERN MEIGS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF FORKED RUN STATE PARK... SOUTHWESTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...

* AT 1118 PM EDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL... AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 9 MILES NORTHWEST OF COOLVILLE... OR 8 MILES EAST OF ATHENS... AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO TUPPERS PLAINS... WASHINGTON... LUBECK AND MINERAL WELLS.

THIS WILL IMPACT THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATE... I-77 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 152 AND 172 IN WEST VIRGINIA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

VERY HEAVY RAIN WILL ALSO FALL FROM THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM... AND WILL CAUSE WATER TO POND ON ROADS AND QUICKLY FILL ROADSIDE DITCHES AND SMALL STREAMS.

PLEASE REPORT HAIL OR STRONG WINDS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE... 877-633-6772... WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

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A weather warning indicates a confirmed, current and present danger to this area.

Take necessary safety precautions.

Address/Location
Wood/Wirt County Local Emergency Planning Committee
Core Rd
Parkersburg, WV 26104

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 304-481-3398

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