Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
940 PM EDT TUE OCT 14 2014

...PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING THROUGH LATE
EVENING IN THE NORTHERN NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS...

.A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES IS
PUSHING A COLD FRONT EASTWARD ACROSS THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS.
THE FRONT INTERACTING WITH ABUNDANT GULF AND ATLANTIC MOISTURE
OVER THE SOUTHEAST CONTINUES TO GENERATE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS MAINLY NORTH AND EAST OF INTERSTATE 26.
HEAVY RAINFALL RATES WILL RESULT AND THE CHANCE OF LOCALIZED FLASH
FLOODING WILL CONTINUE.

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MADISON-BUNCOMBE-TRANSYLVANIA-HENDERSON-PICKENS MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASHEVILLE...BREVARD...HENDERSONVILLE
940 PM EDT TUE OCT 14 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND
UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE COLD FRONT HAS
ALREADY PASSED THROUGH THESE AREAS AND HEAVY PRECIPITATION HAS
ENDED. ANY REMAINING FLOOD WATERS WILL GRADUALLY RECEDE OVERNIGHT.

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AVERY-YANCEY-MITCHELL-CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-GREATER CALDWELL-
BURKE MOUNTAINS-GREATER BURKE-MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-EASTERN MCDOWELL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEWLAND...SPRUCE PINE...LENOIR...
MORGANTON...MARION
940 PM EDT TUE OCT 14 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  AREAS...AVERY...BURKE MOUNTAINS...CALDWELL MOUNTAINS...
  EASTERN MCDOWELL...GREATER BURKE...GREATER CALDWELL...
  MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS...MITCHELL AND YANCEY.

* UNTIL 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY.

* A COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE REGION WILL INTERACT WITH A
  VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NORTH
  CAROLINA. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IS EXPECTED...
  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN AREAS THAT SEE
  MULTIPLE HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS AND IN MOUNTAINOUS AREAS ALONG
  SOUTH FACING SLOPES.

* EXCESSIVE RAINFALL IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME MAY RESULT IN
  RAPID RISES ON CREEKS AND SMALLER STREAMS. IN ADDITION...AREA
  MAIN STEM RIVERS MAY SEE CONSIDERABLE RISES TO NEAR BANKFULL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
MONITOR NEARBY STREAM LEVELS THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND BE PREPARED
TO SEEK HIGHER GROUND. ALSO...BE PREPARED TO CHANGE YOUR ROUTE
TODAY IF YOU ENCOUNTER ANY FLOODED ROADWAYS WHILE TRAVELING.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

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WIMBERLEY






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