Laurel Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 4:10 AM EST on March 04, 2015

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 7 PM this evening
to 1 PM EST Thursday...

* timing... colder air will move in from northwest to southeast
this afternoon through tonight... changing precipitation from
rain... to a mixture of freezing rain... sleet... and then to snow.
Freezing rain and accumulating sleet will begin Wednesday
evening... transitioning to all snow from just after midnight on
Thursday through the overnight hours. Snow should lighten and
taper off by Thursday afternoon.

* Snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 8 inches... the highest
snow and sleet accumulations generally north of the Cumberland
Parkway to hal Rogers Parkway to KY Highway 80 corridor.
Accumulations of ice from freezing rain of a tenth of an inch or
less are also expected.

* Impacts... snow of this magnitude will make travel difficult to
treacherous. In addition... the heavy wet nature of this snow
will cause stress on weak structures and could also lead to
downed power lines and trees with widespread power outages
possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and sleet means severe
winter weather conditions are expected. Significant amounts of
snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in
an emergency. If you must travel... keep an extra flashlight...
food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.





Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 3:50 AM EST on March 04, 2015

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of east central Kentucky... northeast Kentucky... south
central Kentucky and southeast Kentucky... including the
following areas... in east central Kentucky... Bath... Elliott...
Estill... Fleming... Menifee... Montgomery... Powell and Rowan. In
northeast Kentucky... Johnson and Martin. In south central
Kentucky... Laurel... McCreary... Pulaski... Rockcastle... Wayne
and Whitley. In southeast Kentucky... Bell... Breathitt... Clay...
   Floyd... Harlan... Jackson... Knott... Knox... Lee... Leslie...
Letcher... Magoffin... Morgan... Owsley... Perry... Pike and Wolfe.

* Through Thursday evening

* 2 to 3 inches of rain are forecast to fall today through
Thursday. Additionally... any lingering snowpack will be
melting... adding to the runoff.

* Small stream and creek flooding will be possible today... with
minor to possibly moderate flooding along larger rivers expected
today through Thursday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



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