Prepare for Spring Flooding

With the recent heavy snowfall across much of West Virginia, the approaching spring season has turned our attention to the potential for flooding.  The NWS offices that serve West Virginia recognize that the flood threat this spring will be higher than in previous years with the deep snow cover, especially across the northern and eastern sections of the state. 

In order to increase the public's awareness of this and other spring/summer weather threats, Governor Manchin will be declaring the week of February 28 - March 6 as West Virginia Hazardous Weather Awareness Week.  Governor Manchin is tentatively scheduled to present the proclamation at 1030am on Thursday March 4.  The NWS, in conjunction with WV DHSEM and WV Citizen Corps, will issue information throughout that week about severe weather and flooding in West Virginia.

Please click here for more details on how to prepare for hazardous weather.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call your nearest NWS forecast office:

Charleston WV: Jason Franklin, 304-746-0175 x223
Sterling VA: Chris Strong, 703-996-2200
Pittsburgh PA: Rich Kane, 412-262-1591
Blacksburg, VA: Phil Hysell, 540-552-0084


Jason Franklin