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

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
815 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
815 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

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

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES 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!

&&

$$

TG


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