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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
956 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

GAZ114>119-137>141-SCZ048>052-162200-
/O.CON.KCHS.FF.A.0006.000000T0000Z-140917T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
TATTNALL-EVANS-INLAND BRYAN-COASTAL BRYAN-INLAND CHATHAM-
COASTAL CHATHAM-LONG-INLAND LIBERTY-COASTAL LIBERTY-
INLAND MCINTOSH-COASTAL MCINTOSH-BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-
CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-TIDAL BERKELEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...REIDSVILLE...CLAXTON...PEMBROKE...
FORT MCALLISTER...SAVANNAH...TYBEE ISLAND...LUDOWICI...
HINESVILLE...HALFMOON LANDING...TOWNSEND...DARIEN...BEAUFORT...
HILTON HEAD...EDISTO BEACH...CHARLESTON...JASPER...
DANIEL ISLAND...NAVAL WEAPONS STATION CHARLESTON
956 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA...
  COASTAL BRYAN...COASTAL CHATHAM...COASTAL LIBERTY...COASTAL
  MCINTOSH...EVANS...INLAND BRYAN...INLAND CHATHAM...INLAND
  LIBERTY...INLAND MCINTOSH...LONG AND TATTNALL. IN SOUTHEAST
  SOUTH CAROLINA...BEAUFORT...CHARLESTON...COASTAL COLLETON...
  COASTAL JASPER AND TIDAL BERKELEY.

* UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING

* NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR THIS AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING. HIGH MOISTURE VALUES COMBINED WITH SLOW MOVING SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASED POTENTIAL FOR
  FLASH FLOODING...ESPECIALLY IN AREAS THAT OBSERVED VERY HEAVY
  RAINS IN RECENT DAYS.

* RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS IN
  EXCESS OF 4 OR 5 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH LATE EVENING.
  THE RISK FOR FLOODING WILL BE ENHANCED BETWEEN 2 AND 4 PM IN THE
  CHARLESTON AND SAVANNAH METRO AREAS WHERE INFLUENCES FROM THE
  AFTERNOON HIGH TIDE WILL BE THE GREATEST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE PREPARED TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY...ESPECIALLY IN AREAS
PRONE TO FLOODING. IF FLOODING DEVELOPS...MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND
IMMEDIATELY. IF DRIVING...BE PREPARED FOR FLOODED ROADWAYS AND
POSSIBLE ROAD CLOSURES.

&&

$$


Flood Advisory


FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
153 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

SCC019-161945-
/O.NEW.KCHS.FA.Y.0194.140916T1753Z-140916T1945Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CHARLESTON SC-
153 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AREAS IN...
  CENTRAL CHARLESTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 345 PM EDT

* AT 149 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  HEAVY RAIN OCCURRING ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM MOUNT PLEASANT TO
  CAPERS INLET...OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM MOUNT PLEASANT TO 10
  MILES EAST OF MOUNT PLEASANT. THE AREA OF HEAVY RAIN WAS NEARLY
  STATIONARY.

  DOPPLER RADAR HAS SHOWN AS MUCH AS 2 TO 2 1/2 INCHES SINCE EARLY
  THIS AFTERNOON AND AN ADDITIONAL 2 INCHES CAN STILL OCCUR.
  ALSO...HIGH TIDE IS APPROACHING AROUND 245 TO 300 PM WHICH WILL
  COMPLICATE MATTERS. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MAY EVENTUALLY BE
  REQUIRED.

* LOCATIONS IN THE ADVISORY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...
  ISLE OF PALMS...WILD DUNES...DEWEES ISLAND...CAPERS INLET...MOUNT
  PLEASANT...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS HEAVY RAINFALL WILL RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT PONDING OF WATER ON
AREA ROADS AND IN LOW SPOTS. SLOW DOWN TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
HYDROPLANING. IF WATER COVERS THE ENTIRE ROADWAY OR IS FLOWING...FIND
ANOTHER ROUTE. THE WATER IS PROBABLY MUCH DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS AND
ONLY ONE FOOT OF WATER CAN STALL A VEHICLE. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

DUE TO THE HEAVY RAINFALL OCCURRING WITHIN A FEW HOURS OF HIGH
TIDE...MINOR FLOODING IS LIKELY IN COASTAL LOCATIONS. BE ESPECIALLY
CAUTIOUS WHEN TRAVELING THROUGH LOW-LYING AREAS NEAR THE COAST.

&&

LAT...LON 3288 7964 3284 7970 3282 7972 3281 7971
      3280 7973 3277 7981 3276 7982 3275 7984
      3275 7986 3276 7987 3285 7988 3297 7972

$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
952 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN NORTH CAROLINA..
  NORTHEAST CAPE FEAR NEAR BURGAW AFFECTING PENDER COUNTY
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PEOPLE WITH INTERESTS ALONG THE RIVER SHOULD TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO
PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY FROM THE FLOOD WATERS.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/ILM UNDER THE
RIVERS/LAKES AHPS LINK.

&&

NCC141-170552-
/O.CON.KILM.FL.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-140922T0100Z/
/BGWN7.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
952 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR
  THE NORTHEAST CAPE FEAR NEAR BURGAW
* UNTIL SUNDAY EVENING.
* AT 09 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 7.4 FEET.
* ADVISORY STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL RISE TO NEAR 9.6 FEET BY EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 8.0 FEET...WATER AFFECTS THE LOWEST PORTIONS OF RIVER BEND ROAD AND
  RIVER BIRCH ROAD.

&&

LAT...LON 3472 7798 3472 7786 3460 7776 3445 7779
          3444 7788 3457 7788

$$
43


Small Craft Advisory


COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1228 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

FROM S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM...
INCLUDING THE ALBEMARLE AND PAMLICO SOUNDS AND THE MONITOR NATIONAL
MARINE SANCTUARY

AMZ158-170015-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1228 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 15 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT AROUND
3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 14 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
320 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SEAS DEVELOPING...

.LONG PERIOD SWELL FROM DISTANT HURRICANE EDOUARD WILL REACH THE
COASTAL WATERS TODAY. SMALL CRAFT SEAS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS ALL
COASTAL WATERS TONIGHT.

AMZ156-158-162100-
/O.NEW.KMHX.SC.Y.0081.140917T0900Z-140918T0900Z/
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
320 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM WEDNESDAY TO 5 AM EDT
THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM WEDNESDAY
TO 5 AM EDT THURSDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KT.

* SEAS...4 TO 6 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 6 FT OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC
1235 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

GAZ040-063>065-077-SCZ015-016-018-020>022-025>031-035>038-041-171645-
LINCOLN-MCDUFFIE-COLUMBIA-RICHMOND-BURKE-LANCASTER-CHESTERFIELD-
MCCORMICK-NEWBERRY-FAIRFIELD-KERSHAW-EDGEFIELD-SALUDA-LEXINGTON-
RICHLAND-LEE-AIKEN-SUMTER-BARNWELL-ORANGEBURG-CALHOUN-CLARENDON-
BAMBERG-
1235 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA AND
CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

A FEW THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING COULD POSSIBLY
CONTAIN DAMAGING WIND.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
1029 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-171000-
PERSON-GRANVILLE-VANCE-WARREN-HALIFAX-FORSYTH-GUILFORD-ALAMANCE-
ORANGE-DURHAM-FRANKLIN-NASH-EDGECOMBE-DAVIDSON-RANDOLPH-CHATHAM-WAKE-
JOHNSTON-WILSON-STANLY-MONTGOMERY-MOORE-LEE-HARNETT-WAYNE-ANSON-
RICHMOND-SCOTLAND-HOKE-CUMBERLAND-SAMPSON-
1029 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

ISOLATED STORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATER THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS
EVENING... MAINLY SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 64. ANY STORMS THAT FORM MAY
PRODUCE STRONG WIND GUSTS OVER 40 MPH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
617 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

GAZ117-119-139-141-SCZ048>051-171030-
COASTAL BRYAN-COASTAL CHATHAM-COASTAL LIBERTY-COASTAL MCINTOSH-
BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-
617 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

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

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND
SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   FLASH FLOOD WATCH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

RIP CURRENTS...THERE MAY BECOME AN ENHANCED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
DUE TO LONG PERIOD SWELLS FROM DISTANT HURRICANE EDOUARD WEDNESDAY
AND THURSDAY...AND THEN DUE TO MODERATE TO STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ASSISTANCE IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
617 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

GAZ114>116-118-137-138-140-SCZ052-171030-
TATTNALL-EVANS-INLAND BRYAN-INLAND CHATHAM-LONG-INLAND LIBERTY-
INLAND MCINTOSH-TIDAL BERKELEY-
617 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

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

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND
SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   FLASH FLOOD WATCH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ASSISTANCE IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
533 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

GAZ010-017-018-026-028-029-NCZ033-035>037-048>053-056>059-062>065-
068>072-082-501>510-SCZ001>014-019-170945-
RABUN-HABERSHAM-STEPHENS-FRANKLIN-HART-ELBERT-AVERY-ALEXANDER-
IREDELL-DAVIE-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-CATAWBA-
ROWAN-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-
HENDERSON-CLEVELAND-LINCOLN-GASTON-MECKLENBURG-CABARRUS-UNION NC-
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-ABBEVILLE-LAURENS-UNION SC-CHESTER-GREENWOOD-
533 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST GEORGIA...PIEDMONT
NORTH CAROLINA...WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING WILL
BE THE MAIN THREAT WITH ANY THUNDERSTORMS...THOUGH A FEW OF THE
STORMS COULD PRODUCE STRONG WIND GUSTS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

..WEDNESDAY...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
..THURSDAY...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
..FRIDAY...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
..SATURDAY...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
..SUNDAY...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
..MONDAY...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

NONE.

$$
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