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Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:53 PM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from 10 PM EST this evening
through Thursday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including the
following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe,
Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In Virginia,
Alleghany VA, Amherst, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll,
Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Grayson, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick,
Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, and Wythe.

* From 10 PM EST this evening through Thursday morning

* 1 to 2 inches of rain are expected, highest near and along the
Blue Ridge. As the ground is still frozen and saturated, much
of the expected rainfall will run off into local streams and
creeks since the ground is frozen or still saturated from
rainfall last weekend.

* Small streams and creeks may overflow their banks. Areas of poor
drainage will also be prone to flooding, as well as roads near
creeks. Portions of the Greenbrier, Roanoke and Dan rivers may
rise to action or flood stage levels late this week.

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.





Special Statement
Issued: 7:00 PM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Gusty winds along the hilltops this evening...

Winds will continue to gust near 45mph at times this evening,
especially at the higher elevations, ahead of a cold front
approaching from the west. Wind gusts are expected to decrease as
rain overspreads the area early tonight.

Anyone driving a high profile vehicle should maintain a firm grip
on the steering wheel since large vehicles may be blown around by
the wind.


700 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

... Gusty winds along the hilltops this evening...

Winds will continue to gust near 45mph at times this evening,
especially at the higher elevations, ahead of a cold front
approaching from the west. Wind gusts are expected to decrease as
rain overspreads the area early tonight.

Anyone driving a high profile vehicle should maintain a firm grip
on the steering wheel since large vehicles may be blown around by
the wind.



Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:53 PM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from 10 PM EST this evening
through Thursday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including the
following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe,
Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In Virginia,
Alleghany VA, Amherst, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll,
Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Grayson, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick,
Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, and Wythe.

* From 10 PM EST this evening through Thursday morning

* 1 to 2 inches of rain are expected, highest near and along the
Blue Ridge. As the ground is still frozen and saturated, much
of the expected rainfall will run off into local streams and
creeks since the ground is frozen or still saturated from
rainfall last weekend.

* Small streams and creeks may overflow their banks. Areas of poor
drainage will also be prone to flooding, as well as roads near
creeks. Portions of the Greenbrier, Roanoke and Dan rivers may
rise to action or flood stage levels late this week.

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.