Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1040 AM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT...

.MOIST SOUTHEAST FLOW INTO THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS OF THE
WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE
TODAY AND TONIGHT WHILE AN UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM APPROACHES FROM THE
WEST. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND
INTENSITY ACROSS MUCH OF THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST
GEORGIA...INCREASING THE CHANCE OF FLASH FLOODING.

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SCZ001>007-010>012-019-312200-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
RABUN-HABERSHAM-STEPHENS-FRANKLIN-HART-ELBERT-AVERY-MADISON-
YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-
MACON-SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-HENDERSON-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-ANDERSON-ABBEVILLE-LAURENS-
GREENWOOD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON...CLARKESVILLE...TOCCOA...
HARTWELL...ELBERTON...NEWLAND...SPRUCE PINE...CHEROKEE...
BRYSON CITY...WAYNESVILLE...ASHEVILLE...SYLVA...FRANKLIN...
BREVARD...HENDERSONVILLE...LENOIR...MORGANTON...MARION...
LAKE LURE...RUTHERFORD...COLUMBUS...GREENVILLE...SPARTANBURG...
ANDERSON...ABBEVILLE...LAURENS...GREENWOOD
1040 AM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED
A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA...WESTERN
  NORTH CAROLINA AND UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA...ELBERT...FRANKLIN...
  HABERSHAM...HART...RABUN AND STEPHENS. IN WESTERN NORTH
  CAROLINA...AVERY...BURKE MOUNTAINS...BUNCOMBE...CALDWELL
  MOUNTAINS...EASTERN MCDOWELL...EASTERN POLK...GREATER BURKE...
  GREATER CALDWELL...GREATER RUTHERFORD...GRAHAM...HAYWOOD...
  HENDERSON...MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS...MACON...MADISON...MITCHELL...
  NORTHERN JACKSON...POLK MOUNTAINS...RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS...
  SOUTHERN JACKSON...SWAIN...TRANSYLVANIA AND YANCEY. IN UPSTATE
  SOUTH CAROLINA...ABBEVILLE...ANDERSON...GREATER GREENVILLE...
  GREATER OCONEE...GREATER PICKENS...GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS...
  GREENWOOD...LAURENS...OCONEE MOUNTAINS...PICKENS MOUNTAINS AND
  SPARTANBURG.

* THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

* INCREASING MOIST SOUTHEAST FLOW WILL SUPPORT HEAVY PRECIPITATION
  ACROSS THE WARNED AREA.

* WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO RISE IN STREAMS AND CREEKS ACROSS
  THE WARNED AREA. POORLY DRAINED URBAN AREAS...AND LOW LYING
  AREAS NEAR STREAMS AND CREEKS...WILL BE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO
  FLOODING. PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS WILL BE POSSIBLE AS WELL.
  THE AREA FROM ANDERSON TO GREENVILLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA WILL SEE
  THE FIRST IMPACTS...AS HEAVY RAINFALL HAS ALREADY OCCURRED THERE.

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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