Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
423 AM EDT Wed May 24 2017

...PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO ISOLATED FLASH FLOODING
TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.Showers and thunderstorms will increase across the area again
today ahead of a strong upper system. Heavy rain within these
thunderstorms will fall on areas already saturated from recent
heavy rainfall, which will create the potential for flash flooding
along smaller creeks and streams, as well as in the headwaters of
some mainstem rivers.

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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-Oconee Mountains-Pickens Mountains-
Greenville Mountains-Greater Oconee-Greater Pickens-
Greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Cherokee-York-Anderson-Abbeville-
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Including the cities of Clayton, Pine Mountain, Mountain City,
Cornelia, Baldwin, Demorest, Clarkesville, Hollywood, Boydville,
Toccoa, Royston, Whitworth, Lavonia, Franklin Springs, Canon,
Hartwell, Nuberg, Reed Creek, Elberton, Fortsonia, Middleton,
Ruckersville, 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, Mountain Rest, Walhalla, Westminster, Pumpkintown,
Tigerville, Gowensville, Caesars Head, Cleveland, Marietta,
Seneca, Oakway, Easley, Dacusville, Clemson, Greenville, Taylors,
Greer, Mauldin, Fork Shoals, Simpsonville, Berea, Spartanburg,
Gaffney, Catawba, Rock Hill, Anderson, Abbeville, Calhoun Falls,
Laurens, Clinton, Union, Monarch Mills, Blackstock, Chester,
Cornwell, Great Falls, Ware Shoals, and Ninety Six
423 AM EDT Wed May 24 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of northeast Georgia, North
  Carolina, and upstate South Carolina, including the following
  areas, in northeast Georgia, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham,
  Hart, Rabun, and Stephens. 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, Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee,
  Chester, Greater Greenville, Greater Oconee, Greater Pickens,
  Greenville Mountains, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee Mountains,
  Pickens Mountains, Spartanburg, Union, and York.

* from 10 AM EDT this morning through this evening

* Showers and thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rainfall will
  cross the area today. Widespread rainfall of 1 to 2 inches, with
  locally higher amounts up to 4 inches will be possible in the
  stronger thunderstorms.

* Due to the widespread rain that has fallen over much of this
  area since the past weekend, the ground is near saturation and
  stream levels are already running above normal. It will not take
  much additional rainfall to produce flash flooding along smaller
  creeks and streams. Main stem rivers and their associated
  tributaries will also rise gradually, and some minor flooding
  will be possible along these streams.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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