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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
237 PM EDT SUN SEP 14 2014

...TEN YEARS AGO...THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE FRANCES WERE FOLLOWED
BY THE REMAINS OF HURRICANE IVAN...

A 30 HOUR RAIN EVENT FROM THE REMAINS OF HURRICANE FRANCES FELL ON
THE 7TH INTO THE 8TH OF SEPTEMBER...BACK IN 2004. RAIN AMOUNTS OF 4
TO 7 INCHES FELL IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...NORTHEAST KENTUCKY...AND
WESTERN WEST VIRGINIA.  FOR EXAMPLE...NEW LEXINGTON OF PERRY COUNTY
OHIO HAD 7.5 INCHES...MCCONNELSVILLE 6.6 INCHES...MCARTHUR 6.3 INCHES.
IN KENTUCKY...OLIVE HILL HAD 5.5 INCHES OF RAIN...AND BLAINE 5
INCHES. IN WEST VIRGINIA...4.9 INCHES FELL IN SOUTHSIDE...PEA
RIDGE AND RIPLEY.

SINCE THE GROUND WAS DRY BEFORE THIS FIRST ROUND OF HEAVY RAIN...THE
FLOODING WAS RELATIVELY MINOR...LIMITED MOSTLY TO ROADS.
HOWEVER...THE FLOODING WAS MORE SEVERE ACROSS PERRY...MORGAN...AND
WASHINGTON COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...WERE SOME HOMES WERE
FLOODED.

EIGHT DAYS LATER...THE REMAINS OF HURRICANE IVAN BEGAN ON THE 16TH.
A 30 TO 36 HOUR RAIN EVENT OF 3.5 TO 6 INCHES WAS SEEN.

THIS RESULTED IN A TOTAL RAIN AMOUNT OF 6 TO 12 INCHES IN THE MID
OHIO VALLEY OVER A 10 DAY PERIOD.

SINCE THE GROUND WAS ALREADY SATURATED...THE STREAM FLOODING WAS
MORE SEVERE AFTER THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE IVAN. THE SMALL STREAM
FLOODING LEAD INTO RIVER FLOODING.  RECORD FLOODING OCCURRED ALONG
THE LITTLE MUSKINGUM RIVER AT BLOOMFIELD IN WASHINGTON COUNTY OHIO.

IN NORTHEAST KENTUCKY...THE LITTLE SANDY RIVER CRESTED JUST UNDER 26
FEET...ABOUT 5 FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.

MODERATE TO MAJOR RIVER FLOODING OCCURRED ON THE OHIO RIVER DOWN
THROUGH POINT PLEASANT.  IN MANY TOWNS...LIKE MARIETTA AND
PARKERSBURG...IT WAS THE HIGHEST STAGE IN 40 YEARS.  THE CREST PUT
ABOUT 1 TO 4 FEET OF WATER INTO BUSINESSES IN MARIETTA AND
POMEROY.

THE CREST ON THE OHIO RIVER DAMPENED DOWNSTREAM OF THE MOUTH OF THE
KANAWHA RIVER.  YET...EVEN AT HUNTINGTON AND ASHLAND...THE OHIO
RIVER STILL CRESTED 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.

ONCE AGAIN...10 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH...WE WERE DEALING WITH THE ONE
TWO PUNCH FROM THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANES FRANCIS AND IVAN.

IF YOU HAVE ANY RECOLLECTIONS OR IMAGES TO SHARE...PLEASE COMMENT
ON OUR FACEBOOK POST ABOUT THIS EVENT.


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