Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
257 PM EDT Tue May 23 2017

...PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL WILL POSE A THREAT FOR FLASH
FLOODING LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING...

.Waves of low pressure will continue to move northeast along a
stalled front near the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia
late today. Additional rounds of moderate to heavy rain, with a
few embedded thunderstorms, will cross the foothills and
piedmont with the wave passage. This rain will fall on areas
already saturated from recent heavy rainfall. This will create the
potential for flash flooding along smaller streams and creeks, as
well as in the headwaters of some main stem rivers.

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Rowan-Transylvania-Henderson-Cleveland-Lincoln-Gaston-Mecklenburg-
Cabarrus-Union-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-Cherokee-York-Anderson-Abbeville-
Laurens-Chester-Greenwood-
Including the cities of Boydville, Toccoa, Royston, Whitworth,
Lavonia, Franklin Springs, Canon, Hartwell, Nuberg, Reed Creek,
Elberton, Fortsonia, Middleton, Ruckersville, Bethlehem,
Ellendale, Millersville, Taylorsville, Hiddenite, Stony Point,
Statesville, Mooresville, Farmington, Fork Church, Mocksville,
Advance, Hickory, Newton, St. Stephens, Salisbury, Brevard,
Cedar Mountain, Little River, Hendersonville, Fletcher, Dana,
East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah, Shelby, Kings Mountain,
Lincolnton, Crouse, Gastonia, Charlotte, Huntersville, Matthews,
Concord, Kannapolis, Monroe, Trinity, Indian Trail, Weddington,
Patterson, Kings Creek, Lenoir, Sawmills, Granite Falls,
Jonas Ridge, Morganton, Pleasant Grove, Valdese, Ashford,
Sugar Hill, Woodlawn, Old Fort, Marion, Nebo, Dysartsville, Fero,
Glenwood, Lake Lure, Forest City, Rutherfordton, Spindale,
Saluda, Tryon, Columbus, Lake Adger, Mill Spring, Mountain Rest,
Walhalla, Westminster, Pumpkintown, Tigerville, Gowensville,
Caesars Head, Cleveland, Marietta, Seneca, Oakway, Easley,
Dacusville, Clemson, Greenville, Taylors, Greer, Mauldin,
Fork Shoals, Simpsonville, Berea, Spartanburg, Gaffney, Catawba,
Rock Hill, Anderson, Abbeville, Calhoun Falls, Laurens, Clinton,
Union, Monarch Mills, Blackstock, Chester, Cornwell, Great Falls,
Ware Shoals, and Ninety Six
257 PM EDT Tue May 23 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, North Carolina, and upstate
  South Carolina, including the following areas, in northeast
  Georgia, Elbert, Franklin, Hart, and Stephens. In North
  Carolina, Alexander, Burke Mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell
  Mountains, Catawba, Cleveland, Davie, Eastern McDowell,
  Eastern Polk, Gaston, Greater Burke, Greater Caldwell, Greater
  Rutherford, Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln, McDowell Mountains,
  Mecklenburg, Polk Mountains, Rowan, Rutherford Mountains,
  Transylvania, and Union. In upstate South Carolina, Abbeville,
  Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Greater Greenville, Greater
  Oconee, Greater Pickens, Greenville Mountains, Greenwood,
  Laurens, Oconee Mountains, Pickens Mountains, Spartanburg,
  Union, and York.

* until 2 AM EDT Wednesday

* Additional waves of moderate to heavy rain showers, with a few
  embedded thunderstorms, will cross the foothills and piedmont of
  the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia through early
  evening. Additional rainfall amounts up to an inch will be
  possible, but embedded thunderstorms may result in locally
  heavier amounts.

* Due to the widespread rain that has fallen over much of this
  area since the past weekend, the ground is near saturation and
  stream levels are already running above normal. It will not take
  much additional rainfall to produce flash flooding along smaller
  creeks and streams. Main stem rivers and their associated
  tributaries will also rise gradually, and some minor flooding
  will be possible along these streams by mid-week.

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.

&&

$$

HG


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