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Flash Flood Watch

Status

Event Continued Expired

Start Time

Sat 09/15/2018 08:00 AM EDT

End Time

Tue 09/18/2018 12:00 AM EDT

Significance

Watch

Impacts

Moderate impact

Headline

...FLASH FLOODING THREAT FROM FLORENCE THIS WEEKEND INTO MONDAY...
.Hurricane Florence will slowly track inland this afternoon and into South Carolina tonight into Saturday, before turning northwest across the southern Appalachians Sunday, and heading into the central Appalachians Monday. With soils saturated or becoming saturated, the threat of flash flooding is likely to develop later this weekend into Monday.

Full Alert Message

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Flood Watch National Weather Service Blacksburg VA 1115 AM EDT Fri Sep 14 2018 ...FLASH FLOODING THREAT FROM FLORENCE THIS WEEKEND INTO MONDAY... .Hurricane Florence will slowly track inland this afternoon and into South Carolina tonight into Saturday, before turning northwest across the southern Appalachians Sunday, and heading into the central Appalachians Monday. With soils saturated or becoming saturated, the threat of flash flooding is likely to develop later this weekend into Monday. NCZ001>006-018>020-VAZ015>017-032-142315- /O.CON.KRNK.FF.A.0013.180915T1200Z-180918T0400Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Stokes-Rockingham-Caswell-Watauga-Wilkes- Yadkin-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Patrick- Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Danbury, Eden, Yanceyville, Boone, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd, and Stuart 1115 AM EDT Fri Sep 14 2018 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of North Carolina and southwest Virginia, including the following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In southwest Virginia, Carroll, Floyd, Grayson, and Patrick. * From Saturday morning through Monday evening * Heavy rain from Florence will lead to flash flooding across the area, especially by Saturday afternoon and evening into Monday. 5 to 10 inches of rain are expected, with locally higher amounts of a foot or more possible along the Blue Ridge. * Life-threatening flash flooding may develop as heavy rain bands occur this weekend into Monday. Streams and creeks may rise quickly during heavy rain and flood. * As the excessive rainfall occurs across the headwaters of the larger rivers, moderate to perhaps major flooding could occur especially along the New and Dan rivers Sunday night into early next week. * Rainfall of more than five inches in similar storms has been associated with an increased risk of landslides and rock slides. If you live on a mountainside or in a cove at the base of a mountain...especially near a stream...be ready to leave in advance of the storm or as quickly as possible should rising water...moving earth...or rocks threaten. Consider postponing travel along mountain roads during the period of heavy rainfall. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. Remember...TURN AROUND...DON'T DROWN! You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. &&