Sunday, June 13, 2010

Storms and floods

The Ohio River in the Huntington area is running three or four feet above normal pool, and it's a muddy brown. The forecast shows it could rise another foot by late tomorrow morning before it starts a slow fall.

That does not surprise me a bit. I was on the West Virginia Turnpike south of Charleston yesterday when I ran into several belts of rain that were so heavy it was nearly like a whiteout. Rain kept falling up in the mountains, and I wondered what was happening in areas that tend to flash flood in such storms.

As it turns out, some places in southern West Virginia were hit pretty hard when about 4 inches of rain fell. The Charleston Daily Mail has a story here.

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