Mercer County, West Virginia
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Flood Advisory
Summers WV-Mercer WV-
212 PM EDT MON APR 24 2017


At 203 PM EDT, gauge reports indicated minor flooding on the
Bluestone River.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Camp Creek...
Bluestone State Park...
and Dunns.

At 155 PM the Bluestone River at Spanishburg was 12.3 feet and
rising. Flood Stage is 12.0 feet.

At 100 PM the Bluestone River at Pipestem was 10.82 feet and was
cresting. Flood Stage is 10.0 feet.


Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying

When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of flooding,
including mudslides or flooded roads, to the National Weather Service
by calling toll free at 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. Reports and
pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service
Blacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter.


LAT...LON 3764 8094 3761 8089 3740 8110 3743 8116


Flood Warning
253 PM EDT Mon Apr 24 2017

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg Va has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the New River at Glen Lyn
* from late tonight until late Tuesday.
* At 230 PM Monday the stage was 11.0 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage is 15.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by after midnight and
continue to rise to near 15.7 feet by tomorrow morning.The river
will fall below flood stage by tomorrow early afternoon.
* 15.0 feet...Low spots along route 649 (Lurich road)
upstream from the gage are flooded.
* Flood history...this crest compares to a previous crest of 14.8
feet on Apr 21 2015.


LAT...LON 3723 8065 3733 8082 3746 8097 3754 8078
3742 8072 3727 8053


Flood Watch
Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Giles-Wythe-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone, Tazewell,
Marion, Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski,
Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax,
Floyd, New Castle, Bluefield, and Flat Top
241 PM EDT Mon Apr 24 2017


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northwest North Carolina, southwest Virginia, and
southeast West Virginia, including the following areas, in
northwest North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, and Watauga. In
southwest Virginia, Bland, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Giles,
Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski, Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe. In
southeast West Virginia, Mercer.

* Until 8 PM EDT this evening

* Additional moderate rain may take place on the northern edge of
the rain shield, with an additional inch or so of rain possible
through tonight, in some cases this rain falling on- top of the
2 to 4 inches of rain that has already occurred.

* The duration and widespread nature of the heavy rainfall is
expected to result in significant rises and potential flooding
on area streams, with flooding also possible along some main
stem rivers into Tuesday. Additionally, heavier short term
rainfall rates associated with bands of heavy rain showers could
result in localized flash flooding along small streams and in
urban areas. Saturated ground may also result in downed trees
and rock or mud slides. Water will likely inundate poor drainage


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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