Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
934 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>017-032-190945-
/O.CON.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
934 PM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM EDT SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY 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.

* FROM 4 AM EDT SUNDAY 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.

&&

$$

RCS


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