Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
335 PM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL POSSIBLE TODAY...

.STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING ACROSS SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA
THIS AFTERNOON AS A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES PASS ACROSS
THE AREA. THESE STORMS ARE DRIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST...AND WILL
ENTER OUR SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA AND MOUNTAIN EMPIRE COUNTIES
DURING LATE AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING. THESE STORMS HAVE SHOWN A
TENDENCY TO PASS REPEATEDLY OVER THE SAME LOCATIONS...AND WILL
HAVE THE CAPABILITY OF PRODUCING EXCESSIVE RAINFALL THAT MAY LEAD
TO LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

VAZ007-009>014-WVZ042>045-230500-
/O.CON.KRNK.FF.A.0004.000000T0000Z-140823T0500Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
TAZEWELL-SMYTH-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-MERCER-
SUMMERS-MONROE-GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TAZEWELL...MARION...BLAND...
PEARISBURG...WYTHEVILLE...RADFORD...PULASKI...BLACKSBURG...
BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP...HINTON...HIX...UNION...LEWISBURG...
QUINWOOD...DUO...RAINELLE
335 PM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EDT SATURDAY...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
  BLAND...GILES...MONTGOMERY...PULASKI...SMYTH...TAZEWELL AND
  WYTHE. IN SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA...GREENBRIER...MERCER...
  MONROE AND SUMMERS.

* UNTIL 1 AM EDT SATURDAY

* SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS
  EVENING AND TONIGHT. RAINFALL OF 1 TO LOCALLY 3 INCHES IS
  POSSIBLE...THE HIGHER AMOUNTS OCCURRING WHERE STORMS PASS
  REPEATEDLY OVER THE SAME AREA. IF RAINFALL AMOUNTS EXCEED 2
  INCHES IN AN HOUR OR LESS...FLASH FLOODING WILL OCCUR.

* THE GROUND HAS BEEN MOISTENED BY A WETTER THAN NORMAL AUGUST.
  THIS HAS ALLOWED STREAMS TO RETURN TO NORMAL OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE
  NORMAL...ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA AND
  SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA. HEAVY RAINFALL TODAY WILL LIKELY CAUSE
  STREAMS TO RISE MORE...AND IF THE HEAVY RAIN FALLS IN A SHORT
  ENOUGH PERIOD OF TIME...FLASH FLOODING WILL OCCUR.

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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