Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
350 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND SNOWMELT MAY LEAD TO FLOODING TUESDAY
EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY ALONG THE NORTHERN PLATEAU AND SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA...

.A COLD FRONT WILL BRING WIDESPREAD RAIN TO THE REGION TUESDAY
NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. DUE TO THE SLOW MOVING NATURE OF THIS
FRONT...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR ALONG AND NEAR
WHERE THIS BOUNDARY STALLS ON WEDNESDAY. WIDESPREAD RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING
ALONG THE NORTHERN PLATEAU OF EAST TENNESSEE AND THE CUMBERLAND
MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. THE COMBINATION OF THIS RAINFALL...
ALONG WITH THE MELTING SNOW COULD LEAD TO FLOODING ACROSS THIS AREA
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

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SCOTT TN-CAMPBELL-CLAIBORNE-HANCOCK-MORGAN-LEE-WISE-SCOTT-RUSSELL-
WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ONEIDA...LA FOLLETTE...TAZEWELL...
SNEEDVILLE...WARTBURG...JONESVILLE...WISE...NORTON...GATE CITY...
LEBANON...ABINGDON
350 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF EAST TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST
  VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN EAST TENNESSEE...
   CAMPBELL...CLAIBORNE...HANCOCK...MORGAN AND SCOTT TN. IN
  SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...LEE...RUSSELL...SCOTT...WASHINGTON AND
  WISE.

* FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

* PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES COMBINED WITH WATER
  FROM MELTING SNOW AND ICE MAY PRODUCE FLOODING ACROSS THIS REGION.

*  FLOODING POTENTIAL INCLUDES FLASH FLOODING...AREAL FLOODING...
   AND RIVER FLOODING. SNOW AND ICE CLOGGING DRAINS MAY CAUSE
   FLOODING IN SPOTS NOT NORMALLY PRONE TO WATER PONDING ISSUES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR HEAVY
RAIN...WHICH MAY LEAD TO FLOODING IN AND NEAR THE WATCH AREA.  IF
YOU ARE IN THE WATCH AREA....KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR RISING WATER OR
WATER OVER ROADWAYS.  KEEP INFORMED...AND BE READY FOR ACTION IF
FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR IF A FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED.  IF YOU
COME TO A CLOSED OR FLOODED ROAD...TURN AROUND! DON`T DROWN!

&&

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