Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
342 PM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

...HEAVY RAIN WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF FLOODING SUNDAY AND SUNDAY
NIGHT...

.INCREASING MOISTURE AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING FRONT COMBINED
WITH AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL GENERATE WIDESPREAD
RAIN...HEAVY AT TIMES...LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. IN
ADDITION...MOIST ANTECEDENT WILL ALLOW THE MODERATE TO HEAVY
RAIN TO RUNOFF CREATING FLOODING...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE EASTERN
SLOPES OF THE BLUE RIDGE.

NCZ001>003-018>020-VAZ015>017-032-190400-
/O.NEW.KRNK.FA.A.0005.150419T0800Z-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
342 PM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH 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.

* FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

*  TWO TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE
   EXPECTED BY SUNDAY EVENING AS ABUNDANT MOISTURE MOVES OVER OUR
   REGION IN ADVANCE OF AN APPROACHING FRONT COMBINED WITH AN
   UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVING THROUGH.

*  FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS ARE POSSIBLE WHERE THE
   HEAVIEST RAIN FALLS. FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS AND LOW WATER
   CROSSINGS IS ALSO EXPECTED.

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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