Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
523 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...HEAVY RAIN MAY PRODUCE AREAS OF FLOODING TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.ABNORMALLY HIGH AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE COMBINED WITH STRONG LIFT
WILL GENERATE WIDESPREAD RAIN TODAY AND TONIGHT. RAIN WILL BE
HEAVY AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON INTO LATE THIS EVENING. THIS RAIN
WILL FALL ON THE ALREADY MOIST GROUND...WHICH WILL RESULT IN
MODERATE TO HEAVY RUNOFF. THEREFORE THERE IS A HIGH PROBABILITY OF
FLOODING... ESPECIALLY ALONG AND EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE.

VAZ022>024-033>035-192000-
/O.EXB.KRNK.FA.A.0005.150419T1800Z-150420T1000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM...FINCASTLE...
LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA...ROCKY MOUNT...BEDFORD...AMHERST
523 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA...SOUTH
  CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA...AMHERST. IN SOUTH
  CENTRAL VIRGINIA...BEDFORD. IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
  BOTETOURT...FRANKLIN...ROANOKE AND ROCKBRIDGE.

* FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN ARE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED BY EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS IS POSSIBLE WHERE THE
  HEAVIEST RAIN FALLS. INUNDATION OF FLOOD PRONE OR LOW LYING
  AREAS...AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS IS ALSO LIKELY.

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.

&&

$$

VAZ009-012>014-192000-
/O.EXA.KRNK.FA.A.0005.000000T0000Z-150420T0400Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
SMYTH-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARION...WYTHEVILLE...RADFORD...
PULASKI...BLACKSBURG
523 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...MONTGOMERY...PULASKI...SMYTH
  AND WYTHE.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE
  EXPECTED BY LATE THIS EVENING.

* FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS IS POSSIBLE WHERE THE
  HEAVIEST RAIN FALLS. INUNDATION OF FLOOD PRONE OR LOW LYING
  AREAS...AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS IS ALSO LIKELY.

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.

&&

$$

NCZ001>003-018>020-VAZ015>017-032-192000-
/O.CON.KRNK.FA.A.0005.000000T0000Z-150420T0400Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-SURRY-WATAUGA-WILKES-YADKIN-GRAYSON-CARROLL-
FLOYD-PATRICK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...SPARTA...DOBSON...
BOONE...WILKESBORO...YADKINVILLE...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...
TROUTDALE...VOLNEY...GALAX...FLOYD...STUART
523 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

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

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...INCLUDING
  THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTH CAROLINA...ALLEGHANY NC...
  ASHE...SURRY...WATAUGA...WILKES AND YADKIN. IN SOUTHWEST
  VIRGINIA...CARROLL...FLOYD...GRAYSON AND PATRICK.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* TWO TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE
  EXPECTED BY LATE THIS EVENING.

* FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS IS POSSIBLE WHERE THE
  HEAVIEST RAIN FALLS. INUNDATION OF FLOOD PRONE OR LOW LYING
  AREAS...AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS IS ALSO LIKELY.

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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