Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
436 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL POSSIBLE TODAY...

.STORMS WILL BE DEVELOPING ALONG A STATIONARY FRONT IN THE OHIO
VALLEY TODAY...THESE STORMS MOVING SOUTHEAST INTO WEST VIRGINIA
AND SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA. STORMS MAY REPEATEDLY MOVE OVER THE
SAME AREA RESULTING IN EXCESSIVE RAINFALL.


VAZ007-009>014-WVZ042>045-221645-
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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
436 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH 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.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TODAY
  AND TONIGHT. RAINFALL OF 1 TO 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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