Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
805 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

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

.ABNORMALLY HIGH AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE COMBINED WITH STRONG LIFT
WILL GENERATE WIDESPREAD RAIN INTO TONIGHT. RAIN WILL BE HEAVY AT
TIMES. 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.

VAZ018>020-022>024-033>035-200815-
/O.CON.KRNK.FA.A.0005.000000T0000Z-150420T1000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-FRANKLIN-
BEDFORD-AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE...CLIFTON FORGE...
COVINGTON...HOT SPRINGS...ROANOKE...SALEM...FINCASTLE...
LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA...ROCKY MOUNT...BEDFORD...AMHERST
805 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT MONDAY...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA...SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
  SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA...AMHERST. IN SOUTH
  CENTRAL VIRGINIA...BEDFORD. IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...CRAIG. IN
  WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...ALLEGHANY VA...BATH...BOTETOURT...
  FRANKLIN...ROANOKE AND ROCKBRIDGE.

* UNTIL 6 AM EDT MONDAY

* 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.

&&

$$

NCZ001>003-018>020-VAZ009-012>017-032-200400-
/O.CON.KRNK.FA.A.0005.000000T0000Z-150420T0400Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-SURRY-WATAUGA-WILKES-YADKIN-SMYTH-WYTHE-PULASKI-
MONTGOMERY-GRAYSON-CARROLL-FLOYD-PATRICK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...SPARTA...DOBSON...
BOONE...WILKESBORO...YADKINVILLE...MARION...WYTHEVILLE...
RADFORD...PULASKI...BLACKSBURG...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...
TROUTDALE...VOLNEY...GALAX...FLOYD...STUART
805 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

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...MONTGOMERY...PATRICK...
  PULASKI...SMYTH AND WYTHE.

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT

* TWO TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ALONG
  EASTERN SLOPES.

* 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.

&&

$$

RCS


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