Flash Flood Watch
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
956 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...FLOODING WILL LIKELY DEVELOP AND WORSEN OVERNIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY ACROSS WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...

.An upper-level low pressure system will move very slowly east
over Alabama and Georgia overnight before crossing South Carolina
on Monday. Abundant moisture will pump into the western Carolinas
ahead of this system overnight through Monday, falling on ground
already becoming saturated from late weekend rainfall. Rainfall
rates could well increase through Monday, and the most serious
flooding will likely develop in regions affected by the heaviest
repeated shower bands. Current expectations are for the worst
conditions to occur overnight across the foothills, with the
heavier precipitation transitioning to the piedmont through the
day on Monday - and especially near the Interstate 77 corridor by
late day.

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Oconee Mountains-Pickens Mountains-Greenville Mountains-
Greater Oconee-Greater Pickens-Greater Greenville-Anderson-
Abbeville-Greenwood-
Including the cities of Mountain Rest, Walhalla, Westminster,
Pumpkintown, Tigerville, Gowensville, Caesars Head, Cleveland,
Marietta, Seneca, Oakway, Easley, Dacusville, Clemson,
Greenville, Taylors, Greer, Mauldin, Fork Shoals, Simpsonville,
Berea, Anderson, Abbeville, Calhoun Falls, Ware Shoals,
and Ninety Six
956 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has
expanded the

* Flood Watch to include a portion of upstate South Carolina,
  including the following areas, Abbeville, Anderson, Greater
  Greenville, Greater Oconee, Greater Pickens, Greenville
  Mountains, Greenwood, Oconee Mountains, and Pickens Mountains.

* through Monday evening

* Several periods of heavy rain showers, with embedded
  thunderstorms, are expected to impact the western Upstate of
  South Carolina through the overnight hours, and possibly linger
  through part of the day on Monday. Additional rainfall amounts
  of 1 to 3 inches are possible overnight and this could fall on
  areas already soaked by 1 to 2 inches of rain that fell late
  this weekend.

* The long duration and widespread nature of the heavy rain threat
  is expected to result in significant rises and possible 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 produce 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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Avery-Alexander-Iredell-Davie-Madison-Yancey-Mitchell-Swain-
Haywood-Buncombe-Catawba-Rowan-Graham-Northern Jackson-Macon-
Southern Jackson-Transylvania-Henderson-Cleveland-Lincoln-Gaston-
Mecklenburg-Cabarrus-Union-Caldwell Mountains-Greater Caldwell-
Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-McDowell Mountains-Eastern McDowell-
Rutherford Mountains-Greater Rutherford-Polk Mountains-
Eastern Polk-Spartanburg-Cherokee-York-Laurens-Chester-
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, Monroe, Trinity, Indian Trail, Weddington,
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, Mill Spring, Spartanburg,
Gaffney, Catawba, Rock Hill, Laurens, Clinton, Union,
Monarch Mills, Blackstock, Chester, Cornwell, and Great Falls
956 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina,
  including the following areas, in North Carolina, Alexander,
  Avery, Buncombe, Burke Mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell
  Mountains, Catawba, Cleveland, Davie, Eastern McDowell,
  Eastern Polk, Gaston, Graham, Greater Burke, Greater Caldwell,
  Greater Rutherford, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln,
  Macon, Madison, McDowell Mountains, Mecklenburg, Mitchell,
  Northern Jackson, Polk Mountains, Rowan, Rutherford Mountains,
  Southern Jackson, Swain, Transylvania, Union, and Yancey. In
  upstate South Carolina, Cherokee, Chester, Laurens,
  Spartanburg, Union, and York.

* through Monday evening

* Several periods of showers with embedded thunderstorms are
  expected across the area through at least Monday morning.
  Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected by the
  time the heavy rain ends on Monday, which could bring totals in
  some areas near the Interstate 77 corridor to near 6 inches for
  the entire event. Locally higher amounts will be possible with
  smaller scale bands of showers and thunderstorms that repeatedly
  develop over any one area.

* The long duration and widespread nature of the heavy rain threat
  is expected to result in significant rises and likely flooding
  on areas streams and creeks. Minor flooding will also be
  possible along some main stem rivers, particularly the South
  Fork Catawba River. Additionally, heavier short term rainfall
  rates associated with bands of heavy rain showers and embedded
  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.

&&

$$

HG



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