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
638 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...Flash Flooding is Possible across southwest Virginia, east
Tennessee and southwest North Carolina for Today and northeast
areas Tonight...

.An upper level storm system will move across the southern
Appalachians this afternoon and evening producing another round
of showers and embedded storms. Heavy rainfall will once again be
possible over the already saturated ground conditions. The heavy
rains could lead to additional flash flooding and mud slides.
This precipitation will gradually taper off tonight as the storm
system shifts east.

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Grainger-Roane-Loudon-Knox-NW Blount-Blount Smoky Mountains-
Sequatchie-Bledsoe-Rhea-Meigs-McMinn-Northwest Monroe-
Southeast Monroe-Marion-Hamilton-Bradley-West Polk-East Polk-
Including the cities of Murphy, Hayesville, Oneida, La Follette,
Tazewell, Wartburg, Clinton, Oak Ridge, Maynardville, Rutledge,
Kingston, Lenoir City, Knoxville, Maryville, Cades Cove, Dunlap,
Pikeville, Dayton, Decatur, Athens, Madisonville, Coker Creek,
Jasper, Chattanooga, Cleveland, Benton, and Ducktown
638 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017 /538 PM CDT Sun Apr 23 2017/

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of Southwest North Carolina and East Tennessee,
  including the following areas, in Southwest North Carolina,
  Cherokee and Clay. In East Tennessee, Anderson, Bledsoe,
  Blount Smoky Mountains, Bradley, Campbell, Claiborne, East
  Polk, Grainger, Hamilton, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs,
  Morgan, NW Blount, Northwest Monroe, Rhea, Roane, Scott TN,
  Sequatchie, Southeast Monroe, Union, and West Polk.

* Through Monday morning

* 2 to 4 inches of rainfall will be common across much of the
  area through this evening with localized amounts in excess of
  5 inches possible.

* The persistent rainfall will fall on already saturated ground
  across much of the area. The additional heavy rains could lead
  to flooding of roadways, poor drainage areas, low lying areas
  and small rivers and streams across the region.

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 quick
action if flooding is observed or a Flash Flood Warning is
issued. If you come to a closed or flooded road...turn around!
Don`t drown!

&&

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Hancock-Hawkins-Sullivan-Johnson-Hamblen-Northwest Cocke-
Cocke Smoky Mountains-Northwest Greene-Southeast Greene-
Washington TN-Unicoi-Northwest Carter-Southeast Carter-Jefferson-
North Sevier-Sevier Smoky Mountains-Lee-Wise-Scott-Russell-
Washington-
Including the cities of Sneedville, Rogersville, Kingsport,
Bristol, Mountain City, Morristown, Newport, Cosby, Greeneville,
Cedar Creek, Johnson City, Erwin, Elizabethton, Roan Mountain,
Dandridge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Jonesville, Wise, Norton,
Gate City, Lebanon, and Abingdon
638 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, including
  the following areas, in East Tennessee, Cocke Smoky Mountains,
  Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, North Sevier,
  Northwest Carter, Northwest Cocke, Northwest Greene, Sevier
  Smoky Mountains, Southeast Carter, Southeast Greene, Sullivan,
  Unicoi, and Washington TN. In Southwest Virginia, Lee,
  Russell, Scott, Washington, and Wise.

* Through Monday afternoon

* 2 to 4 inches of rainfall will be common across much of the area
  through early Monday morning with localized amounts in excess of
  6 inches possible.

* The persistent rainfall will fall on already saturated ground
  across much of the area. The additional heavy rains could lead
  to flooding of roadways, poor drainage areas, low lying areas
  and small rivers and streams across the region. Mud slides are
  possible, especially across the burn scar areas of Sevier
  County, Tennessee.

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 quick
action if flooding is observed or a Flash Flood Warning is
issued. If you come to a closed or flooded road...turn around!
Don`t drown!

&&

$$



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