Flash Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1022 PM EDT THU SEP 29 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  WESTERN WILKES COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  EASTERN WATAUGA COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGHANY COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  EASTERN ASHE COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 415 AM EDT

* AT 1018 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED
  THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. RAINFALL
  AMOUNTS OF 3.0 TO 3.5 INCHES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED FROM OTHELLO TO
  TO PINEY CREEK...WITH AMOUNTS OF 1.5 TO 2.5 INCHES ACROSS MUCH OF
  THE REMAINDER OF THE WARNED AREA. HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS
  WILL CONTINUE TO TRACK ACROSS THIS REGION OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL
  HOURS WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF POTENTIALLY UP TO 3
  ADDITIONAL INCHES POSSIBLE DURING THE WARNED PERIOD. FLASH FLOODING
  IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  JEFFERSON...
  WEST JEFFERSON...
  DEEP GAP...
  GLENDALE SPRINGS...
  AND WILBAR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOODED
ROADS. FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO...PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF FLOODING...
INCLUDING MUDSLIDES OR FLOODED ROADS...TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. REPORTS
AND PICTURES CAN ALSO BE SHARED ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
BLACKSBURG FACEBOOK PAGE AND ON TWITTER.

&&

LAT...LON 3605 8139 3607 8141 3608 8143 3607 8144
      3609 8146 3610 8151 3612 8156 3658 8149
      3657 8128 3604 8135

$$

RAB


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