Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1247 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

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YADKIN NC-SURRY NC-WILKES NC-
1247 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 315 AM EDT FOR
YADKIN...SURRY AND WILKES COUNTIES...

AT 1241 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATE
THAT RAINFALL CONTINUES TO DIMINISH ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. RAINFALL
DURING THE LAST HOUR HAS GENERALLY BEEN IN THE 1/4 TO 1/3 INCH RANGE.
WHILE LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE
ACROSS THIS REGION DURING THE NEXT HOUR OR SO...RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO DIMINISH.

HOWEVER...RAINFALL OF 2.5 TO 3.5 INCHES HAS BEEN COMMON ACROSS THE
WARNED AREA THIS EVENING. CREEKS AND STREAMS IN THE REGION WILL BE
RUNNING NEAR OR ABOVE BANKFUL FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS. LOW-WATER
CROSSINGS AND NORMALLY FLOOD PRONE AREAS MAY BE FLOODED. EXTREME
CAUTION SHOULD BE EXERCISED IN ANY OF THESE HOURS...ESPECIALLY
DURING NIGHTTIME HOURS.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
MOUNT AIRY...
NORTH WILKESBORO...
ELKIN...
WILKESBORO...
AND FAIRVIEW.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS DURING THE NEXT THREE HOURS ARE EXPECTED
TO BE ONE INCH OR LESS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO...PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF FLOODING...
INCLUDING MUDSLIDES OR ROAD CLOSURES...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 3607 8141 3612 8154 3614 8150 3622 8147
      3639 8104 3637 8098 3642 8095 3655 8061
      3655 8044 3614 8044 3611 8051 3605 8050
      3606 8098 3603 8108 3603 8127 3600 8132

$$

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