Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
427 AM EDT Wed May 24 2017

...Additional rounds of heavy rain possible through this
evening...

.A strong area of low pressure will approach the region from the
west today. An associated cold front will also push into the area
by this evening before exiting overnight. Bands of showers and
thunderstorms are expected to develop ahead of the front resulting
in areas of heavy rainfall. This combined with very wet soil
conditions could lead to rapid runoff and subsequent flash
flooding this afternoon and evening.

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Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Stokes-Rockingham-Caswell-Watauga-Wilkes-
Yadkin-Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Wythe-Grayson-Carroll-Patrick-Henry-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Danbury,
Eden, Yanceyville, Boone, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Tazewell,
Marion, Bland, Wytheville, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale,
Volney, Galax, Stuart, and Martinsville
427 AM EDT Wed May 24 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of North Carolina and Virginia,
  including the following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany
  NC, Ashe, Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes,
  and Yadkin. In Virginia, Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Henry,
  Patrick, Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe.

* From noon EDT today through this evening.

* Showers and thunderstorms could produce 1 to 2 inches of rain or
  locally more in a short period of time this afternoon and
  evening. High rainfall rates combined with wet soil conditions
  could lead to flash flooding of creeks and streams.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
Remember...TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN!

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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