Weather Alert
Mercer County, WV
Status: Alert Ended
Start: 5/29/23 8:58 AM
End: 5/29/23 10:04 AM
Dur: 01:06
Canceled 5/29/23 10:04 AM

Flash Flood Warning issued May 29 at 8:58AM EDT until May 29 at 3:00PM EDT by NWS Blacksburg VA
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for...
Northeastern Tazewell County in southwestern Virginia...
Southeastern Mercer County in southeastern West Virginia...

* Until 300 PM EDT Monday.

* At 858 AM EDT, local law enforcement reported thunderstorms producing heavy rain in the City of Bluefield in West Virginia.
Between 2.5 and 3.5 inches of rain have fallen this morning. The expected rainfall rate for rainfall through noon is 0.5 to 1 inch in 1 hour. Additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1 inch are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is already occurring.
HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding. Numerous roads have been flooded, with some motorists becoming stranded in their vehicles. Water has also been reported entering some homes and businesses.
SOURCE...Law enforcement reported.
IMPACT...Life threatening flash flooding of creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...
Bluefield... Oakvale...
This includes the following locations...
Mercer County Airport.
This includes the following streams and drainages...
Harmon Branch, Middle Fork Brush Creek, Bluestone River, East River, Laurel Creek, Hales Branch, Bratton Branch, Fivemile Creek, Brush Creek and Big Spring Branch.

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