River Statement
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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000 FGUS82 KRAH 121539 RVSRAH NCZ078-131539- SPECIAL RIVER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH,NC 1139 AM EDT FRI SEP 12 2014 HEAVY RAIN FROM EARLIER THIS WEEK WILL CAUSE THE NEUSE RIVER AT GOLDSBORO TO CONTINUE RISING SLOWLY THROUGH EARLY THIS WEEKEND. AT 11 AM FRIDAY MORNING...THE RIVER STAGE WAS 16.5 FEET...1.5 FEET BELOW THE FLOOD STAGE OF 18 FEET. THE RIVER WILL BE NEAR FLOOD STAGE TOMORROW MORNING...AND COULD RISE SLIGHTLY ABOVE FLOOD STAGE TOMORROW MORNING AND LINGER THERE FOR MUCH OF THE WEEKEND. A FLOOD WARNING FOR MINOR FLOODING MAY BE ISSUED LATE TODAY BASED ON FURTHER ANALYSIS. REGARDLESS...THE RIVER LEVEL IS ABOVE NORMAL...THUS THE CURRENT WILL ALSO BE STRONGER THAN NORMAL. IN ADDITION...THE BANKS WILL BE SLIPPERY...SO CAUTION IS ADVISED FOR PEOPLE PLANNING TO FISH...SWIM...OR RECREATE ALONG THE RIVER THIS WEEKEND. $$

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