Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
241 PM EDT Mon Apr 24 2017

...Periods of rain, heavy at times into tonight...

.Slow moving storm system will track from the southern
Appalachians to the coastal Carolinas by Tuesday. This will
result in a prolonged periods of rain, which will be heavy at
times especially east of the Blue Ridge.

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Rockbridge-Patrick-Franklin-Bedford-Amherst-Henry-Pittsylvania-
Campbell-Appomattox-Halifax-Charlotte-
Including the cities of Dobson, Danbury, Eden, Yanceyville,
Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington,
Buena Vista, Stuart, Rocky Mount, Bedford, Amherst, Martinsville,
Danville, Lynchburg, Appomattox, South Boston, and Keysville
241 PM EDT Mon Apr 24 2017

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including the
  following areas, in North Carolina, Caswell, Rockingham,
  Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In Virginia, Amherst,
  Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Charlotte, Franklin,
  Halifax, Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Roanoke, and
  Rockbridge.

* Through Tuesday morning

* Moderate to heavy rain will take place, with an additional 1 to
  2 inches of rain likely through tonight, in some cases this
  rain falling on-top of the 2 to 4 inches of rain that has
  already occurred. The heaviest rain thus far has fallen south of
  Roanoke along the Blue Ridge and into North Carolina. This
  particular region will be most susceptive to flooding.

* 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
  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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Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Giles-Wythe-
Pulaski-Montgomery-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Mercer-
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

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

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
  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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