Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
359 PM 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 REMAIN
OVERNIGHT AS 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>012-019-010400-
/O.CON.KGSP.FF.A.0003.000000T0000Z-140801T1600Z/
/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
359 PM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

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

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES 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 RAINFALL
  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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