Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
550 PM EDT TUE MAY 31 2016

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WILKES NC-
550 PM EDT TUE MAY 31 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  SOUTHERN WILKES COUNTY IN NORTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 745 PM EDT

* AT 548 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THAT THUNDERSTORMS HAD
  PERSISTED WITHIN THE ADVISORY AREA OVER THE PAST 1 TO 2 HOURS.
  ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER THE SAME AREA.
  DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES THAT RAINFALL OF 1.5 TO 2.0 INCHES HAS
  FALLEN IN THE ADVISORY AREA...ESPECIALLY NEAR BOOMER.  ADDITIONAL
  RAINFALL OF 1 TO 1.5 INCHES DURING THE NEXT HOUR APPEARS LIKELY.
  MINOR FLOODING CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE AREA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  NORTH WILKESBORO...
  WILKESBORO...
  BOOMER...
  MORAVIAN FALLS...
  AND CRICKET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO...PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF FLOODING...
INCLUDING MUDSLIDES OR ROAD CLOSURES...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 3615 8125 3621 8100 3605 8099 3604 8105
      3603 8106 3603 8110 3604 8111 3604 8114
      3603 8117 3603 8118 3604 8120 3603 8125

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RAB



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