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Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 5:15 PM EDT on April 23, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 24, 2017


... Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina,
including the following areas, in North Carolina, Alexander,
Avery, Buncombe, Burke mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell
mountains, Catawba, Cleveland, Davie, eastern McDowell,
eastern Polk, Gaston, Graham, greater Burke, greater Caldwell,
greater Rutherford, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln,
Macon, Madison, McDowell Mountains, Mecklenburg, Mitchell,
northern Jackson, Polk mountains, Rowan, Rutherford mountains,
southern Jackson, Swain, Transylvania, Union, and Yancey. In
upstate South Carolina, Cherokee, Chester, Laurens,
Spartanburg, Union, and York.

* Through Monday evening

* several periods of showers and thunderstorms are expected across
the area through at least Monday morning. Additional rainfall
amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected by the time the heavy rain
ends on Monday, which could bring totals in some areas along and
east of I-77 to near 6 inches for the entire event. Locally
higher amounts will be possible with smaller scale bands of
showers and thunderstorms that repeatedly develop over any one
area, especially tonight through early Monday.

* The long duration and widespread nature of the heavy rain threat
is expected to result in significant rises and possible flooding
on area streams, while minor flooding will also be possible
along some main Stem rivers - especially the South Fork Catawba
river. Additionally, heavier short term rainfall rates
associated with bands of heavy rain showers and thunderstorms
could result in localized flash flooding along small streams and
in urban areas.

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.



Hg



Special Statement

Statement as of 8:24 PM EDT on April 23, 2017

Expires 10:15 PM EDT on April 23, 2017


... Heavy rain showers will impact Rabun... Catawba... Rutherford...
Henderson... Alexander... Mitchell... Gaston... Macon... northwestern
Davie... Iredell... Caldwell... Avery... Buncombe... Haywood...
Cleveland... Transylvania... Jackson... Madison... Lincoln... Yancey...
McDowell... Polk... Swain... eastern Graham... Burke... Union...
Greenville... western York... Cherokee... Laurens... Pickens... Oconee...
Spartanburg and northern Anderson counties until 1015 PM EDT...

At 805 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain showers across
much of the western upstate of South Carolina, northeast Georgia and
parts of western North Carolina. Numerous clusters were moving
northeast at 40 mph.

Locations to be impacted include... Gastonia, Greenville downtown,
Hickory, Spartanburg, downtown Asheville, Statesville, Shelby,
Easley, Lenoir and Morganton.

Wind gusts up to 30 mph and very heavy rainfall, with new rainfall
amounts of 1 to 3 inches by late evening.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Torrential rainfall may flood areas with poor drainage, such as
ditches and underpasses. Avoid these areas and do not cross flooded
roads. Water levels of small streams may also rise rapidly. Seek
higher ground if threatened by flood waters. Do not drive across
flooded roads.


Lat... Lon 3611 8181 3612 8155 3600 8133 3605 8057
      3452 8163 3431 8187 3483 8362 3491 8363
      3500 8348 3516 8370 3556 8377 3556 8350
      3576 8316 3578 8299 3594 8285 3603 8260
      3595 8256 3616 8222 3612 8203 3627 8191
time... Mot... loc 0008z 201deg 20kt 3489 8349 3441 8182


Sturey

811 PM EDT sun Apr 23 2017

... Heavy rain showers will impact Rabun... Catawba... Rutherford...
Henderson... Alexander... Mitchell... Gaston... Macon... northwestern
Davie... Iredell... Caldwell... Avery... Buncombe... Haywood...
Cleveland... Transylvania... Jackson... Madison... Lincoln... Yancey...
McDowell... Polk... Swain... eastern Graham... Burke... Union...
Greenville... western York... Cherokee... Laurens... Pickens... Oconee...
Spartanburg and northern Anderson counties until 1015 PM EDT...

At 805 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain showers across
much of the western upstate of South Carolina, northeast Georgia and
parts of western North Carolina. Numerous clusters were moving
northeast at 40 mph.

Locations to be impacted include... Gastonia, Greenville downtown,
Hickory, Spartanburg, downtown Asheville, Statesville, Shelby,
Easley, Lenoir and Morganton.

Wind gusts up to 30 mph and very heavy rainfall, with new rainfall
amounts of 1 to 2 inches by late evening.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Torrential rainfall may flood areas with poor drainage, such as
ditches and underpasses. Avoid these areas and do not cross flooded
roads. Water levels of small streams may also rise rapidly. Seek
higher ground if threatened by flood waters. Do not drive across
flooded roads.


Lat... Lon 3611 8181 3612 8155 3600 8133 3605 8057
      3452 8163 3431 8187 3483 8362 3491 8363
      3500 8348 3516 8370 3556 8377 3556 8350
      3576 8316 3578 8299 3594 8285 3603 8260
      3595 8256 3616 8222 3612 8203 3627 8191
time... Mot... loc 0008z 201deg 20kt 3489 8349 3441 8182


Sturey

811 PM EDT sun Apr 23 2017

... Heavy rain showers will impact Rabun... Catawba... Rutherford...
Henderson... Alexander... Mitchell... Gaston... Macon... northwestern
Davie... Iredell... Caldwell... Avery... Buncombe... Haywood...
Cleveland... Transylvania... Jackson... Madison... Lincoln... Yancey...
McDowell... Polk... Swain... eastern Graham... Burke... Union...
Greenville... western York... Cherokee... Laurens... Pickens... Oconee...
Spartanburg and northern Anderson counties until 1015 PM EDT...

At 805 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain showers across
much of the western upstate of South Carolina, northeast Georgia and
parts of western North Carolina. Numerous clusters were moving
northeast at 40 mph.

Locations to be impacted include... Gastonia, Greenville downtown,
Hickory, Spartanburg, downtown Asheville, Statesville, Shelby,
Easley, Lenoir and Morganton.

Wind gusts up to 30 mph and very heavy rainfall, with new rainfall
amounts of 1 to 2 inches by late evening.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Torrential rainfall may flood areas with poor drainage, such as
ditches and underpasses. Avoid these areas and do not cross flooded
roads. Water levels of small streams may also rise rapidly. Seek
higher ground if threatened by flood waters. Do not drive across
flooded roads.


Lat... Lon 3611 8181 3612 8155 3600 8133 3605 8057
      3452 8163 3431 8187 3483 8362 3491 8363
      3500 8348 3516 8370 3556 8377 3556 8350
      3576 8316 3578 8299 3594 8285 3603 8260
      3595 8256 3616 8222 3612 8203 3627 8191
time... Mot... loc 0008z 201deg 20kt 3489 8349 3441 8182


Sturey


Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 5:15 PM EDT on April 23, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 24, 2017


... Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina,
including the following areas, in North Carolina, Alexander,
Avery, Buncombe, Burke mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell
mountains, Catawba, Cleveland, Davie, eastern McDowell,
eastern Polk, Gaston, Graham, greater Burke, greater Caldwell,
greater Rutherford, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln,
Macon, Madison, McDowell Mountains, Mecklenburg, Mitchell,
northern Jackson, Polk mountains, Rowan, Rutherford mountains,
southern Jackson, Swain, Transylvania, Union, and Yancey. In
upstate South Carolina, Cherokee, Chester, Laurens,
Spartanburg, Union, and York.

* Through Monday evening

* several periods of showers and thunderstorms are expected across
the area through at least Monday morning. Additional rainfall
amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected by the time the heavy rain
ends on Monday, which could bring totals in some areas along and
east of I-77 to near 6 inches for the entire event. Locally
higher amounts will be possible with smaller scale bands of
showers and thunderstorms that repeatedly develop over any one
area, especially tonight through early Monday.

* The long duration and widespread nature of the heavy rain threat
is expected to result in significant rises and possible flooding
on area streams, while minor flooding will also be possible
along some main Stem rivers - especially the South Fork Catawba
river. Additionally, heavier short term rainfall rates
associated with bands of heavy rain showers and thunderstorms
could result in localized flash flooding along small streams and
in urban areas.

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.



Hg



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