Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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FLOOD WATCH...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1039 PM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

...HEAVY RAIN WITH AREAS OF FLOODING EXPECTED ON SUNDAY...

.AN UPPER WAVE WILL EJECT FROM A PRIMARY UPPER LOW ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN ROCKIES OVERNIGHT...BEFORE SLIDING THROUGH THE TENNESSEE
VALLEY INTO SUNDAY. INCREASING MOISTURE AHEAD OF AND ALONG AN
INTRUDING WARM FRONT WILL COMBINE WITH MOIST ANTECEDENT
CONDITIONS TO PRODUCE AREAS OF FLOODING WITH ANY HEAVIER SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE ESCARPMENT
WHERE UPSLOPE FORCING IS MAXIMIZED.

GAZ010-017-018-026-028-NCZ033-035>037-049-050-053-056-057-062>065-
068>072-501>510-SCZ001>010-191045-
/O.CON.KGSP.FA.A.0001.150419T0400Z-150420T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
RABUN-HABERSHAM-STEPHENS-FRANKLIN-HART-AVERY-ALEXANDER-IREDELL-
DAVIE-YANCEY-MITCHELL-BUNCOMBE-CATAWBA-ROWAN-MACON-
SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-HENDERSON-CLEVELAND-LINCOLN-GASTON-
MECKLENBURG-CABARRUS-CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-GREATER CALDWELL-
BURKE MOUNTAINS-GREATER BURKE-MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-EASTERN MCDOWELL-
RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS-GREATER RUTHERFORD-POLK MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN POLK-OCONEE MOUNTAINS-PICKENS MOUNTAINS-
GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS-GREATER OCONEE-GREATER PICKENS-
GREATER GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG-CHEROKEE-YORK-ANDERSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON...PINE MOUNTAIN...
MOUNTAIN CITY...CORNELIA...BALDWIN...DEMOREST...CLARKESVILLE...
TOCCOA...ROYSTON...LAVONIA...FRANKLIN SPRINGS...CANON...
HARTWELL...REED CREEK...BANNER ELK...NEWLAND...ELK PARK...
CROSSNORE...SUGAR MOUNTAIN...BETHLEHEM...TAYLORSVILLE...
STONY POINT...STATESVILLE...MOORESVILLE...MOCKSVILLE...
BURNSVILLE...SPRUCE PINE...ASHEVILLE...HICKORY...NEWTON...
ST. STEPHENS...SALISBURY...FRANKLIN...HIGHLANDS...CASHIERS...
BREVARD...HENDERSONVILLE...FLETCHER...EAST FLAT ROCK...ETOWAH...
SHELBY...KINGS MOUNTAIN...LINCOLNTON...GASTONIA...CHARLOTTE...
CONCORD...KANNAPOLIS...EDGEMONT...LENOIR...JONAS RIDGE...
MORGANTON...OLD FORT...MARION...LAKE LURE...RUTHERFORDTON...
FOREST CITY...SALUDA...COLUMBUS...WALHALLA...WESTMINSTER...
NINE TIMES...PUMPKINTOWN...ROCKY BOTTOM...CAESARS HEAD...
CLEVELAND...GOWENSVILLE...MARIETTA...TIGERVILLE...SENECA...
EASLEY...CLEMSON...GREENVILLE...TAYLORS...GREER...MAULDIN...
SIMPSONVILLE...BEREA...SPARTANBURG...GAFFNEY...ROCK HILL...
ANDERSON
1039 PM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA...NORTH CAROLINA AND UPSTATE
  SOUTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHEAST
  GEORGIA...FRANKLIN...HABERSHAM...HART...RABUN AND STEPHENS. IN
  NORTH CAROLINA...ALEXANDER...AVERY...BUNCOMBE...BURKE
  MOUNTAINS...CABARRUS...CALDWELL MOUNTAINS...CATAWBA...
  CLEVELAND...DAVIE...EASTERN MCDOWELL...EASTERN POLK...
  GASTON...GREATER BURKE...GREATER CALDWELL...GREATER
  RUTHERFORD...HENDERSON...IREDELL...LINCOLN...MACON...MCDOWELL
  MOUNTAINS...MECKLENBURG...MITCHELL...POLK MOUNTAINS...ROWAN...
  RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS...SOUTHERN JACKSON...TRANSYLVANIA AND
  YANCEY. IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...ANDERSON...CHEROKEE...
  GREATER GREENVILLE...GREATER OCONEE...GREATER PICKENS...
  GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS...OCONEE MOUNTAINS...PICKENS MOUNTAINS...
  SPARTANBURG AND YORK.

* THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* MOISTURE WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE REGION ON SUNDAY ASSOCIATED
  WITH A PASSING WARM FRONT. IN ADDITION...AN UPPER DISTURBANCE
  WILL SLIDE THROUGH THE REGION AIDING ENHANCEMENT OF ANY
  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. AREAS OF HEAVY RAINFALL AND
  POTENTIAL FLOODING ARE LIKELY WITH SOME LOCATIONS SEEING UP TO
  2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAINFALL.

* WHERE HEAVY RAIN OCCURS...SMALL STREAMS WILL RISE RAPIDLY AND
  POSSIBLY FLOOD SURROUNDING AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

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