Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
959 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...Expect periods of heavy rain this afternoon through Monday...

.Slow moving storm system will track from the Tennessee Valley
to east of the North Carolina coast by Tuesday. Anticipate plenty
of rain to progress into to the region in advance of this system
which will allow for a prolonged period of rain, which may be
heavy at times Monday.

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Rockbridge-Amherst-
Including the cities of Lexington, Buena Vista, and Amherst
959 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of central Virginia and west
  central Virginia, including the following areas, in central
  Virginia, Amherst. In west central Virginia, Rockbridge.

* Through Monday evening

* Moderate to heavy rain will take place, with around 2 inches
  likely tonight through Monday night. Locally higher amounts
  likely near the crest of the Blue Ridge.

* The duration and widespread nature of the heavy rainfall is
  expected to result in rises and potential flooding on area
  streams. Additionally, heavier short term rainfall rates
  associated with bands of heavy rain showers could result in
  localized flash flooding along small streams and in urban areas.
  Saturated ground may also result in downed trees and rock or
  mud slides.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Stokes-Rockingham-Caswell-Watauga-Wilkes-
Yadkin-Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Giles-Wythe-Pulaski-Montgomery-
Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Roanoke-Botetourt-Patrick-Franklin-
Bedford-Henry-Pittsylvania-Campbell-Appomattox-Halifax-Charlotte-
Mercer-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Danbury,
Eden, Yanceyville, Boone, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Tazewell,
Marion, Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski,
Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax,
Floyd, New Castle, Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Stuart,
Rocky Mount, Bedford, Martinsville, Danville, Lynchburg,
Appomattox, South Boston, Keysville, Bluefield, and Flat Top
959 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of North Carolina, Virginia, and southeast West
  Virginia, including the following areas, in North Carolina,
  Alleghany NC, Ashe, Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry,
  Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In Virginia, Appomattox, Bedford,
  Bland, Botetourt, Campbell, Carroll, Charlotte, Craig, Floyd,
  Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Halifax, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick,
  Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke, Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe. In
  southeast West Virginia, Mercer.

* Through Monday evening

* Moderate to heavy rain will take place, with 1.5 to almost 4
  inches likely through Monday night. Locally higher amounts
  likely near the Blue Ridge, south of Roanoke, and east into the
  North Carolina Piedmont and neighboring Southside Virginia.

* The duration and widespread nature of the heavy rainfall is
  expected to result in rises and potential flooding on area
  streams, while flooding may also be possible along some main
  stem rivers on Monday or Tuesday. Additionally, heavier short
  term rainfall rates associated with bands of heavy rain
  showers could result in localized flash flooding along small
  streams and in urban areas. Saturated ground may also result
  in downed trees and rock or mud slides.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

&&

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