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Winter/Spring Flood Outlook
The 2014 Winter-Spring Flood Outlook from the National Weather Service Charleston, WV
Published: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:00:02 GMT

We Want Your Feedback: How is the Cold Affecting you?
The objective of this Post Storm Survey (PSS) is to gain insight into decision-making related to hazardous winter weather. This information will be vital for the weather forecasting community in learning to better communicate the threat of hazardous weather. This research is one of the critical tools in bridging the gap between the weather community and users.
Published: Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:06:02 GMT

What are your chances for a white Christmas?
Minnesota. Maine. Upstate New York. The Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Practically anywhere in Idaho. And of course, the Rockies or the Sierra Nevada Mountains. These are the places where weather history suggests you want to be if you're looking for the best chance of a white Christmas.
Published: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:34:01 GMT

U.S. Winter Outlook Released
Winter is likely to offer little relief to the drought-stricken U.S. Southwest, and drought is likely to develop across parts of the Southeast as below-average precipitation is favored in these areas of the country, according to NOAA’s annual Winter Outlook.
Published: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 13:04:29 GMT

Barlow, OH Storm Survey 11/17/2013
A NWS Storm Survey team went to McDonald Road in Barlow, Ohio, to survey damage from
when a line of thunderstorms went through the area between 8:15 and 9:00 pm Sunday night, November 17th.

Published: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:18:57 GMT

Storm Survey in Huntington for 11/1/13 storms
A line of strong thunderstorms produced wind damage in Huntington, WV during the predawn hours of November 1, 2013. A NWS storm survey was performed to assess the damage.
Published: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:56:26 GMT

National Preparedness Month: What You Can Do
September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by FEMA, National Preparedness Month aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.
Published: Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:52:15 GMT

State of the Climate: 2012 one of the 10 warmest years
Worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record according to the 2012 State of the Climate report released online today by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
Published: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:37:23 GMT

NOAA Releases New Monthly Drought Outlook for July
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center unveiled a new U.S. Monthly Drought Outlook product, which more accurately reflects rapidly evolving drought conditions across the country. The new monthly outlook product will allow us to better meet the needs of our many stakeholders for shorter-term drought forecasts.
Published: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:17:47 GMT

Lightning Safety Week: June 23-29, 2013
Lightning Safety: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! Lightning Safety Week: June 23-29, 2013
Published: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:33:28 GMT

Wirt County Microburst Jun 13, 2013
On June 13, 2013, a line of strong thunderstorms crossed the Ohio River into West Virginia just after 11:00 AM EDT.
Published: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:45:02 GMT

An EF0 Tornado Touches down near Lomansville, KY June 9th
On June 9th 2013 thunderstorms moved across eastern Kentucky behind a synoptic scale stationary front that extended from Illinois through Ohio and into West Virginia. There was a less definable mesoscale warm front that extended from northern Kentucky through southern West Virginia, creating increased convergence and instability in eastern Kentucky. The tornado was on the ground for approximately .5mi before it lifted and the supercell moved left, occluded and gusted out, which resulted in thunderstorm wind damagenear Ulysses, KY.
Published: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:32:26 GMT

NOAA predicts active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season
In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year.
Published: Fri, 31 May 2013 10:35:11 GMT

2013 Safe Boating Week : May 18 - 24
The National Weather Service has partnered with the National Safe Boating Council to help promote safe boating practices.
Published: Wed, 15 May 2013 17:05:36 GMT

Be a Force of Nature: National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 3-9, 2013
National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 3-9, 2013. During this week, NOAA and FEMA are highlighting the importance of planning and practicing how and where to take shelter before severe weather strikes. A key message of the campaign is "be an example" when it comes to severe weather preparedness.
Published: Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:40:22 GMT

View Weather Information with the Enhanced Data Display (EDD).
EDD or the Enhanced Data Dispay is a web-based platform that provides a gateway to distribute high spatial and temporal resolution data generated by NWS forecasters. EDD has a backend geospatial database that enables users to query data provided by forecasters. Users can highlight areas of interest at any scale using EDD’s mapping capabilities.
Published: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:12:55 GMT

New smart phone app lets public report rain, hail, sleet and snow to NOAA
It’s now easier than ever to be a part of NOAA’s weather research. The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory, in partnership with the University of Oklahoma, has launched a free app for users to anonymously report precipitation from their Apple or Android mobile device.
Published: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 16:41:00 GMT

The Flood Potential is Expected to Be Near Normal During the Next Two Weeks.
The flood potential for the next two weeks will be considered near normal for the streams in the Charleston Hydrologic Service Area (HSA). Near normal flood potential means at least minor flooding is possible. This area includes Eastern Kentucky...Southeast Ohio...Buchanan and Dickenson counties in Southwest Virginia...and much of West Virginia.
Published: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:21:01 GMT

Coldest Temperatures in West Virginia Tuesday Morning.
Below zero temperatures have been a rarity in West Virginia this winter and last winter. A taste of arctic air arrived overnight. Around dawn Tuesday, the coldest temperatures in West Virginia were felt across the northern and central mountainous counties.
Published: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:31:48 GMT

Additional Information on the Possible Effects of Sandy
More information on the possible affects of Sandy as it tracks across the Middle Atlantic region.
Published: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:10:30 GMT

The Latest Information on the Track of Sandy
The National Hurricane Center is issuing updates on the track of Sandy.
Published: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 11:49:50 GMT

NWS Charleston WSR-88D Dual Polarization Upgrade is Complete!
The Doppler radar at your National Weather Service Forecast Office has been upgraded to incorporate new technology.
Published: Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:25:15 GMT

In-Depth Study of the 29 June Derecho in West Virginia

Published: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:12:13 GMT

NWS Charleston, WV is now on Twitter! Follow us @NWSCharlestonWV
This is an experimental service to explore Twitter use to extend the reach of NWS information.
Published: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:34:57 GMT

2012 Safe Boating Week : May 19 - 25
The 2012 NWS National Safe Boating Website is now at active at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/safeboating. Please note the addition this year of the Nick Schuyler interview and embedded YouTube links where he talks about his tragic accident and safe boating tips. Please also note that we have once again partnered with the National Safe Boating Council.
Published: Thu, 17 May 2012 13:04:48 GMT

WEST VIRGINIA HAS 6TH WARMEST WINTER SINCE 1895
PRELIMINARY RECORDS INDICATE THAT THE WINTER OF 2011 TO 2012 WAS
THE 4TH WARMEST SINCE 1895 FOR THE LOWER 48 CONTINUOUS
STATES. FOR THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA...IT WAS THE 6TH WARMEST WINTER SINCE 1895.

Published: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 16:51:19 GMT

National Flood Safety Awareness Week - March 12-16, 2012
Flooding is a coast to coast threat to the United States and its territories in all months of the year. National Flood Safety Awareness Week is intended to highlight some of the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with floods, and what you can do to save life and property.
Published: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:10:00 GMT

Summary of the March 2nd 2012 Tornadic Supercells
Several tornadic supercell thunderstorms moved across the WFO Charleston, WV county warning area on March 2, 2012.
Published: Thu, 08 Mar 2012 20:42:11 GMT

Warmest Winter at Charleston in 40 Years
For climate purposes winter is defined as the 3 months of December, January, and February lumped together as a whole. The 3 Month average temperature for the winter of 2011 and 2012 was 40.3 degrees at Charleston. That was 3.9 degrees warmer than the normal of 36.4 degrees.
Published: Thu, 08 Mar 2012 15:39:13 GMT

TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR ALKOL IN LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON WV HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR ALKOL IN EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA ON
MARCH 2 2012.

Published: Tue, 06 Mar 2012 02:58:15 GMT

TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR KERMIT IN MINGO COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON WV HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR KERMIT IN MINGO COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA ON MARCH 2 2012.

Published: Tue, 06 Mar 2012 02:57:00 GMT

TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR COVE GAP IN WAYNE COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON WV HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR COVE GAP IN WAYNE COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA ON MARCH
03 2012.

Published: Tue, 06 Mar 2012 02:55:37 GMT

Spring Fire Season Starts In West Virginia - Mar. 1st through May 31st
SPRING FIRE SEASON FOR THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA RUNS FROM
MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST. FROM MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST...WEST VIRGINIA LAW PROHIBITS ALL OUTDOOR BURNING BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7AM AND 5PM.

Published: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 20:28:25 GMT

Feb. 29th Microburst - Straight Line Wind Damage Confirmed Near Mineral Wells
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON WV HAS CONFIRMED A
MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ NEAR MINERAL WELLS IN WOOD COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA ON FEBRUARY 29 2012.

Published: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 20:23:29 GMT

Winter-Spring 2012 Skywarn Schedule Update
The National Weather Service in Charleston will conduct Skywarn training sessions that will continue through March. Check the schedule for a training session near you!
Published: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:30:26 GMT

Fall/Winter 2011-2012 WFO Charleston Newsletter
The Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Newsletter for WFO Charleston, WV
Published: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 13:14:21 GMT

The History of Past Christmas Weather
The annual release of the "History of Past Christmas Weather" is a holiday tradition at the National Weather Service in Charleston, West Virginia.
Published: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 15:56:57 GMT

West Virginia Winter Weather Awareness Week Nov 13-19, 2011
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has designated the week of November 13 through November 19, 2011 as West Virginia Winter Weather Awareness Week. The National Weather Service in Charleston, WV will take this opportunity to educate and remind all West Virginians of common hazards associated with the winter season. In addition, practical tips and information will be provided on how to keep safe throughout the upcoming winter.
Published: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 20:52:12 GMT

NOAA Issues Winter Outlook
The NWS Climate Prediction Center released its annual Winter Outlook today. La Niña will continue to influence weather patterns across the country. However, a "wild card" this year is the lesser-known and less predictable Arctic Oscillation that could produce dramatic short-term swings in temperatures this winter.
Published: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:58:35 GMT

National Test will be conducted by FEMA on November 9th
On November 9th at 2PM EST, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct a Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System.
Published: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 17:10:32 GMT

NWS taking comments on proposed website through 9/12/11
Now through September 12th, you may view mockups and submit comments on the proposed design refresh of the Weather.gov website. Details...
Published: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:14:53 GMT

Follow us on Facebook
The National Weather Service in Charleston is on Facebook. You can follow us by clicking on this link.
Published: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:17:36 GMT

Skywarn Training was conducted in Logan, WV June 4th.
The National Weather Service provides training in storm recognition and reporting procedures, so that you can be our eyes and ears in the field. Attend the training session at the Logan 911 center at 7 PM on June 4th, to help us protect your family and community! Click this link for more details.
Published: Wed, 18 May 2011 12:12:44 GMT

April 2011 Was A Warm and Wet Month Across Much of West Virginia

Published: Mon, 02 May 2011 16:23:30 GMT

Are you a Disaster Survivor? FEMA offers 3 ways to apply for Federal assistance
Are you a disaster survivor? Did you know FEMA offers 3 ways to apply for Federal assistance?
Published: Mon, 02 May 2011 16:12:50 GMT

Spring Summer 2011 RLX Spotter Newsletter
The 2011 Spring Summer Spotter Newsletter for WFO Charleston, WV
Published: Fri, 22 Apr 2011 11:41:30 GMT

March Is Severe Weather Awareness Month In Kentucky
The Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee, made up of members from the National Weather Service, state and local emergency management, and the private sector, continuously strive to help the residents of Kentucky prepare for and become aware of the threat of severe weather in the Commonwealth. As part of this effort, Kentcuky Governor Steve Beshear has declared March 2011 as Severe Weather Awareness Month. Now is the time for all Kentuckians to prepare themselves and their homes for severe convective weather, including tornadoes, flash floods, and severe thunderstorms.
Published: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:45:05 GMT

New RLX Skywarn classes this spring!
Listing of new spotter classes for winter/spring 2011.
Published: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:40:57 GMT

The History of Past Christmas Weather
At this time of year many people dream of a white Christmas. Yet, the National Weather Service says that it is oncoming for most West Virginians to wake up to a white Christmas morning.
Published: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 21:28:11 GMT

WV Winter Weather Awareness Week: Nov. 15-20, 2010
West Virginia's Winter Weather Awareness Week takes place from November 15th through the 20th, 2010
Published: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 20:47:52 GMT

Ohio Winter Weather Awareness Week Nov 14-20, 2010
Ohio celebrates Winter Weather Awareness Week November 14-20, 2010.
Published: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:43:55 GMT

Tornado Outbreak of September 16, 2010
The latest details for areas that were struck by a tornado during the evening hours of September 16th, 2010.
Published: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 06:29:34 GMT

NWS Declares Logan, West Virginia Storm Ready
Logan, WV recieves NOAA National Weather Service's StormReady recognition.
Published: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 19:34:45 GMT

NWS Charleston, WV 2010 Spring-Summer Newsletter Released
The National Weather Service in Charleston, WV has released its Spring and Summer Newsletter.
Published: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 12:15:21 GMT

Submit Storm Reports Via Twitter
Now you can submit storm reports via Twitter!
Published: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 18:12:11 GMT

Flood Safety Awareness Week Mar 15-20, 2010
Flood Safety Awareness Week runs from March 15th through March 20th, 2010.
Published: Fri, 05 Mar 2010 14:21:07 GMT

Hazardous Weather Awareness Week Feb 26th-Mar 6th, 2010
Hazardous Weather Awareness Week will run from Feb 26th through Mar 6th, 2010
Published: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 13:48:44 GMT

Updated Winter Warning/Advisory Criteria
Criteria for winter weather warnings and advisories have been updated the 2010-2011 winter season.
Published: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 18:42:13 GMT

NWS Charleston, WV Fall-Winter Newsletter for 2009-2010
The Fall-Winter Newletter for 2009-2010 from the National Weather Service Charleston, WV
Published: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 16:29:06 GMT

West Virginia Severe Weather Awareness Week: Apr 20-26,2008
Severe Weather Awareness Week for West Virginia to take place from April 20th-26th, 2008
Published: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:29:11 GMT

NOAA Weather Radio on the Way to Public Schools
NOAA Weather Radios have been sent to 97,000 public schools scross America as a part of a joint project between the Department of Commerce, Department of Education, and Department of Homeland Security.
Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2007 17:32:49 GMT

Review of August 30th 2006 Thunderstorm Event
A review of the thunderstorm complex that passed through the Huntington and Charleston urban corridor on August 30th, 2006.
Published: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 16:22:35 GMT


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