The Times West Virginian

West Virginia

October 28, 2012

Strong winds, heavy snow likely in parts of W.Va.

CHARLESTON — Portions of West Virginia are preparing for strong winds, heavy snow and possible flooding.

The National Weather Service says snow is forecast to start falling Sunday night and continue through Wednesday morning. A winter storm watch was posted in 14 counties along a swath from McDowell to Preston counties. The heaviest accumulations — up to 2 feet — are possible in elevations above 3,000 feet, while lesser amounts are likely in the lower elevations.

Other parts of the state will see a mix of rain and snow.

A high wind warning will be in effect from Monday afternoon through Tuesday night in Berkeley, Hampshire, Grant, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan and Pendleton counties, and a flood watch has been posted both days for both panhandles and portions of northern West Virginia.

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