Avery County, North Carolina
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Flash Flood Warning
NCC011-192330-
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AVERY NC-
649 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 PM EDT FOR
CENTRAL AVERY COUNTY...

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... CENTRAL AVERY COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH
CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 730 PM EDT

* AT 324 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR AND COUNTY OFFICIALS REPORTED A
THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. AREAS
AROUND...NEWLAND...PINEOLA CAMPGROUND...AND THE LINVILLE RIVER ARE
STILL EXPERIENCING FLOODING AND HYDROLOGIC PROBLEMS.

* RAINFALL RATES HAVE DECREASED IN THE PAST HOUR...HOWEVER CONTINUED
RUNOFF ASSOCIATED WITH SATURATED SOILS WILL MAINTAIN DANGEROUS
HIGH STREAM AND RIVER LEVELS THROUGHOUT THE EVENING.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE
WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. ONLY A FEW INCHES OF RAPIDLY FLOWING WATER
CAN CARRY AWAY YOUR VEHICLE. TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

PLEASE REPORT FLOOD WATER FLOWING OVER ROADS OR THREATENING
PROPERTY...OR LANDSLIDES TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE
SPARTANBURG BY CALLING TOLL FREE...1...800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1...OR BY
POSTING ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE...OR TWEET IT USING HASHTAG NWSGSP. YOUR
MESSAGE SHOULD DESCRIBE THE EVENT AND THE SPECIFIC LOCATION WHERE IT
OCCURRED.

&&

LAT...LON 3608 8188 3600 8189 3600 8199 3608 8197

$$

Flood Advisory
NCC011-023-027-111-200245-
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CALDWELL NC-BURKE NC-AVERY NC-MCDOWELL NC-
635 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...THE HYDROLOGIC ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1045 PM EDT FOR
NORTHWESTERN CALDWELL...NORTHWESTERN BURKE...SOUTHEASTERN AVERY AND
NORTHEASTERN MCDOWELL COUNTIES...

AT 624 PM EDT...LOCAL MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC HAVE REPORTED MINOR
FLOODING ACROSS HWY 221 NEAR HWY 183 DUE TO THE RECENT
THUNDERSTORMS. THIS FLOODING IS DUE TO POOR DRAINAGE IN THE AREA AND
NO ROADS HAVE BEEN CLOSED. TOMS CREEK IS NEARING BANKFULL AND
APPROACHING BRIDGE LEVEL SOUTHWEST OF WOODLAWN. AREA STREAMS HAVE
BECOME ELEVATED AND WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY RISE THIS EVENING WITH
CONTINUED RUNOFF.

UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA
SINCE THIS MORNING AND ANOTHER ONE HALF TO ONE INCH IS POSSIBLE
DURING THE NEXT COUPLE HOURS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THIS
DEVELOPING SITUATION.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS...STREETS
AND UNDERPASSES...AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING
SPOTS. RAPID RISES ON SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL ALSO OCCUR...
POSSIBLY FLOODING LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND FARMLAND. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

THE ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN WILL INCREASE THE RISK OF LANDSLIDES...
ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHERE SLIDES HAVE OCCURRED IN THE PAST. BE
ESPECIALLY ALERT IF YOU ARE NEAR A STREAM...ESPECIALLY AT THE BASE OF
A MOUNTAIN OR IN A COVE. WATCH FOR LOOSE MOVING SOIL AND ROCKS OR A
SUDDEN INCREASE IN STREAMFLOW. LEAVE THE AREA QUICKLY IF THIS IS
OBSERVED. WHEN DRIVING ALONG ROADS WHERE THE TERRAIN IS STEEP OR
ROCKY...WATCH AND LISTEN FOR FALLING ROCKS...MUD...TREES...AND
DEBRIS.

&&

LAT...LON 3610 8163 3577 8194 3581 8207 3588 8200
3587 8200 3589 8198 3590 8198 3611 8178

$$

Flood Watch
GAZ010-017-018-026-028-NCZ033-035>037-049-050-053-056-057-062>065-
068>072-501>510-SCZ001>010-200000-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
RABUN-HABERSHAM-STEPHENS-FRANKLIN-HART-AVERY-ALEXANDER-IREDELL-
DAVIE-YANCEY-MITCHELL-BUNCOMBE-CATAWBA-ROWAN-MACON-
SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-HENDERSON-CLEVELAND-LINCOLN-GASTON-
MECKLENBURG-CABARRUS-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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON...PINE MOUNTAIN...
MOUNTAIN CITY...CORNELIA...BALDWIN...DEMOREST...CLARKESVILLE...
TOCCOA...ROYSTON...LAVONIA...FRANKLIN SPRINGS...CANON...
HARTWELL...REED CREEK...BANNER ELK...NEWLAND...ELK PARK...
CROSSNORE...SUGAR MOUNTAIN...BETHLEHEM...TAYLORSVILLE...
STONY POINT...STATESVILLE...MOORESVILLE...MOCKSVILLE...
BURNSVILLE...SPRUCE PINE...ASHEVILLE...HICKORY...NEWTON...
ST. STEPHENS...SALISBURY...FRANKLIN...HIGHLANDS...CASHIERS...
BREVARD...HENDERSONVILLE...FLETCHER...EAST FLAT ROCK...ETOWAH...
SHELBY...KINGS MOUNTAIN...LINCOLNTON...GASTONIA...CHARLOTTE...
CONCORD...KANNAPOLIS...EDGEMONT...LENOIR...JONAS RIDGE...
MORGANTON...OLD FORT...MARION...LAKE LURE...RUTHERFORDTON...
FOREST CITY...SALUDA...COLUMBUS...WALHALLA...WESTMINSTER...
NINE TIMES...PUMPKINTOWN...ROCKY BOTTOM...CAESARS HEAD...
CLEVELAND...GOWENSVILLE...MARIETTA...TIGERVILLE...SENECA...
EASLEY...CLEMSON...GREENVILLE...TAYLORS...GREER...MAULDIN...
SIMPSONVILLE...BEREA...SPARTANBURG...GAFFNEY...ROCK HILL...
ANDERSON
1058 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

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

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA...NORTH CAROLINA AND UPSTATE
SOUTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHEAST
GEORGIA...FRANKLIN...HABERSHAM...HART...RABUN AND STEPHENS. IN
NORTH CAROLINA...ALEXANDER...AVERY...BUNCOMBE...BURKE
MOUNTAINS...CABARRUS...CALDWELL MOUNTAINS...CATAWBA...
CLEVELAND...DAVIE...EASTERN MCDOWELL...EASTERN POLK...
GASTON...GREATER BURKE...GREATER CALDWELL...GREATER
RUTHERFORD...HENDERSON...IREDELL...LINCOLN...MACON...MCDOWELL
MOUNTAINS...MECKLENBURG...MITCHELL...POLK MOUNTAINS...ROWAN...
RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS...SOUTHERN JACKSON...TRANSYLVANIA AND
YANCEY. IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...ANDERSON...CHEROKEE...
GREATER GREENVILLE...GREATER OCONEE...GREATER PICKENS...
GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS...OCONEE MOUNTAINS...PICKENS MOUNTAINS...
SPARTANBURG AND YORK.

* UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* MOISTURE WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE REGION ON TODAY ASSOCIATED
WITH A PASSING WARM FRONT. IN ADDITION...AN UPPER DISTURBANCE
WILL SLIDE THROUGH THE REGION AIDING ENHANCEMENT OF ANY
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. AREAS OF HEAVY RAINFALL AND
POTENTIAL FLOODING ARE LIKELY WITH SOME LOCATIONS SEEING UP TO
2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAINFALL.

* WHERE HEAVY RAIN OCCURS...SMALL STREAMS WILL RISE RAPIDLY AND
POSSIBLY FLOOD SURROUNDING 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.

&&

$$

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