Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
257 PM EDT Sat Apr 22 2017

...Heavy Rainfall Expected Across Western North Carolina this
Weekend...

.An area of upper level low pressure and associated cold front will
slowly approach the region from the Tennessee Valley through
Sunday, then pass south of our area Sunday night into Monday.
This will pull abundant moisture and lift into the region,
resulting in several periods of showers and thunderstorms from
tonight through at least Monday morning.

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Haywood-Buncombe-Catawba-Rowan-Graham-Northern Jackson-Macon-
Southern Jackson-Transylvania-Henderson-Cleveland-Lincoln-Gaston-
Mecklenburg-Cabarrus-Caldwell Mountains-Greater Caldwell-
Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-McDowell Mountains-Eastern McDowell-
Rutherford Mountains-Greater Rutherford-Polk Mountains-
Eastern Polk-
Including the cities of Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Bethlehem,
Ellendale, Millersville, Taylorsville, Hiddenite, Stony Point,
Statesville, Mooresville, Farmington, Fork Church, Mocksville,
Advance, Faust, Mars Hill, Marshall, Walnut, Allenstand,
Hot Springs, Luck, Swiss, Burnsville, Celo, Micaville,
Ramseytown, Busick, Mount Mitchell State Park, Spruce Pine,
Poplar, Newfound Gap, Alarka, Almond, Bryson City, Luada,
Smokemont, Wesser, Waynesville, Waterville, Canton, Cruso,
Cove Creek, Lake Junaluska, Asheville, Hickory, Newton,
St. Stephens, Salisbury, Robbinsville, Stecoah, Cullowhee,
Tuckasegee, Sylva, Franklin, Rainbow Springs, Kyle,
Nantahala Lake, Highlands, Wolf Mountain, Cashiers, Brevard,
Cedar Mountain, Little River, Hendersonville, Fletcher, Dana,
East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah, Shelby, Kings Mountain,
Lincolnton, Crouse, Gastonia, Charlotte, Huntersville, Matthews,
Concord, Kannapolis, Patterson, Kings Creek, Lenoir, Sawmills,
Granite Falls, Jonas Ridge, Morganton, Pleasant Grove, Valdese,
Ashford, Sugar Hill, Woodlawn, Old Fort, Marion, Nebo,
Dysartsville, Fero, Glenwood, Lake Lure, Forest City,
Rutherfordton, Spindale, Saluda, Tryon, Columbus, Lake Adger,
and Mill Spring
257 PM EDT Sat Apr 22 2017

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a

* Flood Watch for portions of piedmont North Carolina and
  western North Carolina, including the following areas, in
  piedmont North Carolina, Alexander, Cabarrus, Catawba,
  Cleveland, Davie, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, and
  Rowan. In western North Carolina, Avery, Buncombe, Burke
  Mountains, Caldwell Mountains, Eastern McDowell, Eastern Polk,
  Graham, Greater Burke, Greater Caldwell, Greater Rutherford,
  Haywood, Henderson, Macon, Madison, McDowell Mountains,
  Mitchell, Northern Jackson, Polk Mountains, Rutherford
  Mountains, Southern Jackson, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey.

* from midnight EDT tonight through Monday evening

* Several periods of showers and thunderstorms are expected across
  the area from tonight through at least Monday morning. Total
  rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected by the time the
  heavy rain potential ends on Monday. Locally higher amounts will
  be possible with smaller scale bands of showers and storms that
  may develop across the area, especially Sunday night and early
  Monday.

* The duration and widespread nature of the heavy rainfall is
  expected to result in rises and potential flooding on area
  streams, while minor flooding will also be possible along some
  main stem rivers. Additionally, heavier short term rainfall
  rates associated with bands of heavy rain showers and
  thunderstorms could result in localized flash flooding along
  small streams and in urban 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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