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Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 5:02 AM EST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* flood advisory for minor flooding in poor drainage areas for...
Alleghany County in northwestern North Carolina...
Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina...
Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina...
Smyth County in southwestern Virginia...
Tazewell County in southwestern Virginia...
Bland County in southwestern Virginia...
Wythe County in southwestern Virginia...
Carroll County in southwestern Virginia...
Grayson County in southwestern Virginia...

* until 1100 am EST Saturday

* at 456 am EST, Doppler radar indicated a large and near continuous
area of mostly moderate rainfall moving into the listed counties
from eastern Tennessee. This rainfall area extends back as far
west and southwest as western Tennessee and northern Mississippi.
Thus, this rainfall is expected to continue for several hours.

* While rainfall amounts are mostly around 1/2 inch per hour, the
ground across this region is completely saturated from recent
rainfall and snow melt. Additional rainfall will quickly create
excessive runoff water into area creeks and streams. Many creeks
and streams are already at or above bankful in the area and the
additional rainfall will result in flooding. In addition, flooding
of low-lying, flood prone, and poor drainage areas is likely
through the morning as the rain continues.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Boone...
Wytheville...
Galax...
Bland...
and Marion.

Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is likely across this region
during the next 6 to 8 hours. Flooding is likely.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate Route.

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 3634 8171 3664 8161 3715 8190 3734 8136
      3723 8123 3730 8098 3719 8087 3703 8089
      3688 8074 3692 8062 3667 8047 3666 8059
      3656 8062 3656 8091 3637 8099 3643 8117
      3637 8136 3612 8154 3611 8181 3629 8192


Rab


444 am EST Sat Feb 23 2019

... Flood Watch now in effect through Sunday morning...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of northwest North Carolina, Virginia, and southeast
West Virginia, including the following areas, in northwest
North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, and Watauga. In Virginia,
Alleghany VA, Bath, Bland, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Giles,
Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski, Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe. In
southeast West Virginia, eastern Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe,
Summers, and western Greenbrier.

* Through Sunday morning

* widespread nearly continuous light rain with periods of moderate
rainfall likely. Rainfall totals of 2 inches are expected
through Sunday, with locally higher amounts possible.

* Flooding of low-lying, poor drainage, and normally flood prone
areas. Small creeks and streams will be subject to flooding as
well as larger mainstem rivers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts and existing soil conditions.

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.





High Wind Watch
Issued: 1:56 AM EST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High wind watch in effect from Sunday morning through Monday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a high wind
watch, which is in effect from Sunday morning through Monday
morning.

* Winds... west 25 to 35 mph with gusts over 60 mph possible.

* Timing... winds increasing Sunday morning and continuing through
Sunday night into early Monday morning, especially at the higher
elevations.

* Impacts... tree limbs will be blown down. Trees in waterlogged
soil will topple over, increasing the potential for power
outages. Driving high profile vehicles will be very difficult.

* Locations... along and west of the Blue Ridge

* hazards... strong wind gusts

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.





Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 5:02 AM EST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* flood advisory for minor flooding in poor drainage areas for...
Alleghany County in northwestern North Carolina...
Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina...
Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina...
Smyth County in southwestern Virginia...
Tazewell County in southwestern Virginia...
Bland County in southwestern Virginia...
Wythe County in southwestern Virginia...
Carroll County in southwestern Virginia...
Grayson County in southwestern Virginia...

* until 1100 am EST Saturday

* at 456 am EST, Doppler radar indicated a large and near continuous
area of mostly moderate rainfall moving into the listed counties
from eastern Tennessee. This rainfall area extends back as far
west and southwest as western Tennessee and northern Mississippi.
Thus, this rainfall is expected to continue for several hours.

* While rainfall amounts are mostly around 1/2 inch per hour, the
ground across this region is completely saturated from recent
rainfall and snow melt. Additional rainfall will quickly create
excessive runoff water into area creeks and streams. Many creeks
and streams are already at or above bankful in the area and the
additional rainfall will result in flooding. In addition, flooding
of low-lying, flood prone, and poor drainage areas is likely
through the morning as the rain continues.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Boone...
Wytheville...
Galax...
Bland...
and Marion.

Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is likely across this region
during the next 6 to 8 hours. Flooding is likely.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate Route.

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 3634 8171 3664 8161 3715 8190 3734 8136
      3723 8123 3730 8098 3719 8087 3703 8089
      3688 8074 3692 8062 3667 8047 3666 8059
      3656 8062 3656 8091 3637 8099 3643 8117
      3637 8136 3612 8154 3611 8181 3629 8192


Rab


444 am EST Sat Feb 23 2019

... Flood Watch now in effect through Sunday morning...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of northwest North Carolina, Virginia, and southeast
West Virginia, including the following areas, in northwest
North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, and Watauga. In Virginia,
Alleghany VA, Bath, Bland, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Giles,
Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski, Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe. In
southeast West Virginia, eastern Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe,
Summers, and western Greenbrier.

* Through Sunday morning

* widespread nearly continuous light rain with periods of moderate
rainfall likely. Rainfall totals of 2 inches are expected
through Sunday, with locally higher amounts possible.

* Flooding of low-lying, poor drainage, and normally flood prone
areas. Small creeks and streams will be subject to flooding as
well as larger mainstem rivers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts and existing soil conditions.

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.