589  
WWUS81 KRLX 162058  
SPSRLX  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV  
458 PM EDT TUE AUG 16 2022  
 
WVZ009-010-019-162130-  
RITCHIE WV-WOOD WV-PLEASANTS WV-  
458 PM EDT TUE AUG 16 2022  
 
...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN  
PLEASANTS, NORTHWESTERN RITCHIE AND EAST CENTRAL WOOD COUNTIES  
THROUGH 530 PM EDT...  
 
AT 455 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR  
NORTH BEND STATE PARK, OR 9 MILES WEST OF HARRISVILLE, MOVING WEST-  
NORTHWEST AT 5 TO 10 MPH.  
 
HAZARD...WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH AND VERY HEAVY RAINFALL.  
 
SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.  
 
IMPACT...GUSTY WINDS COULD KNOCK DOWN TREE LIMBS AND BLOW AROUND  
UNSECURED OBJECTS. LOCALIZED VERY HEAVY RAINFALL COULD LEAD  
TO PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS AND MINOR FLOODING ISSUES.  
 
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
HARRISVILLE, ST. MARYS, BELMONT, NORTH BEND STATE PARK, ELLENBORO,  
CAIRO, SCHULTZ, PIKE, WILLOW ISLAND, NUTTER FARM AND PETROLEUM.  
 
THIS INCLUDES ROUTE 50 IN WEST VIRGINIA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 15 AND  
38.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM AND MAY LEAD TO  
LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED  
ROADWAYS. TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!  
 
IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE  
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS  
FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF  
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3926 8102 3913 8113 3923 8144 3936 8133  
3939 8127 3939 8121  
TIME...MOT...LOC 2055Z 120DEG 9KT 3926 8122  
 
MAX HAIL SIZE...0.00 IN  
MAX WIND GUST...30 MPH  
 

 
 
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