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Flood Warning

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
826 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

NCC169-171-193-197-VAC035-141-200500-
/O.CON.KRNK.FA.W.0007.000000T0000Z-150420T0500Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
SURRY NC-YADKIN NC-STOKES NC-WILKES NC-PATRICK VA-CARROLL VA-
826 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 AM EDT MONDAY FOR
SURRY...YADKIN...NORTHWESTERN STOKES...EASTERN WILKES...PATRICK AND
SOUTHEASTERN CARROLL COUNTIES...

AT 824 PM EDT...THE PUBLIC REPORTED AN AREA OF VERY HEAVY RAINFALL
ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY
FALLEN. THIS HAS RESULTED IN FLOODING OF LITTLE IVY CREEK IN PATRICK
COUNTY WITH MANY OTHER SMALLER CREEKS AND STREAMS NEAR BANKFULL THIS
EVENING. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL LIKELY RESULT IN MORE WIDESPREAD
SMALL STREAM FLOODING THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
MOUNT AIRY...
NORTH WILKESBORO...
ELKIN...
WILKESBORO...
AND FAIRVIEW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHERE
YOU ARE RELATIVE TO STREAMS...RIVERS...OR CREEKS WHICH CAN BECOME
KILLERS IN HEAVY RAINS. CAMPERS AND HIKERS SHOULD AVOID STREAMS OR
CREEKS.

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO...PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF FLOODING...
INCLUDING MUDSLIDES OR ROAD CLOSURES...TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. REPORTS
AND PICTURES CAN ALSO BE SHARED ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
BLACKSBURG FACEBOOK PAGE AND ON TWITTER.

&&

LAT...LON 3638 8096 3657 8065 3668 8062 3672 8057
      3674 8049 3671 8046 3675 8045 3674 8040
      3677 8039 3684 8014 3659 8005 3654 8005
      3654 8003 3605 8075 3606 8098 3603 8107
      3603 8124 3600 8133

$$

JH




Flash Flood Warning

FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
809 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

NCC005-171-193-VAC035-077-200445-
/O.CON.KRNK.FF.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150420T0445Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
SURRY NC-WILKES NC-ALLEGHANY NC-GRAYSON VA-CARROLL VA-
809 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1245 AM EDT FOR
NORTHWESTERN SURRY...NORTHWESTERN WILKES...ALLEGHANY...SOUTHEASTERN
GRAYSON AND SOUTH CENTRAL CARROLL COUNTIES...

AT 807 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED
AREA. UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING
WAS OCCURRING WHERE GLADY FORK CREEK FLOWS INTO CHESNUT CREEK WITH
MANY OTHER CREEKS AND STREAMS LIKELY FLOODED ACROSS THE REGION..

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
GALAX...
SPARTA...
CANA...
WILBAR...
AND TRAPHILL.

ANOTHER INCH OR TWO OF RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT HOUR OR
TWO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO...PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF FLOODING...
INCLUDING MUDSLIDES OR ROAD CLOSURES...TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. REPORTS
AND PICTURES CAN ALSO BE SHARED ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
BLACKSBURG FACEBOOK PAGE AND ON TWITTER.

&&

LAT...LON 3612 8153 3619 8146 3625 8147 3626 8143
      3629 8141 3629 8137 3636 8137 3637 8125
      3650 8122 3667 8084 3668 8062 3657 8065
      3639 8095 3625 8123

$$

JH




Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
805 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...HEAVY RAIN MAY PRODUCE AREAS OF FLOODING TONIGHT...

.ABNORMALLY HIGH AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE COMBINED WITH STRONG LIFT
WILL GENERATE WIDESPREAD RAIN INTO TONIGHT. RAIN WILL BE HEAVY AT
TIMES. THIS RAIN WILL FALL ON THE ALREADY MOIST GROUND...WHICH
WILL RESULT IN MODERATE TO HEAVY RUNOFF. THEREFORE THERE IS A HIGH
PROBABILITY OF FLOODING...ESPECIALLY ALONG AND EAST OF THE BLUE
RIDGE.

NCZ001>003-018>020-VAZ009-012>017-032-200400-
/O.CON.KRNK.FA.A.0005.000000T0000Z-150420T0400Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-SURRY-WATAUGA-WILKES-YADKIN-SMYTH-WYTHE-PULASKI-
MONTGOMERY-GRAYSON-CARROLL-FLOYD-PATRICK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...SPARTA...DOBSON...
BOONE...WILKESBORO...YADKINVILLE...MARION...WYTHEVILLE...
RADFORD...PULASKI...BLACKSBURG...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...
TROUTDALE...VOLNEY...GALAX...FLOYD...STUART
805 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...INCLUDING
  THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTH CAROLINA...ALLEGHANY NC...
  ASHE...SURRY...WATAUGA...WILKES AND YADKIN. IN SOUTHWEST
  VIRGINIA...CARROLL...FLOYD...GRAYSON...MONTGOMERY...PATRICK...
  PULASKI...SMYTH AND WYTHE.

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT

* TWO TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ALONG
  EASTERN SLOPES.

* FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS IS POSSIBLE WHERE THE
  HEAVIEST RAIN FALLS. INUNDATION OF FLOOD PRONE OR LOW LYING
  AREAS...AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS IS ALSO LIKELY.

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.

&&

$$

RCS



Flood Advisory

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
508 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

NCC005-171-193-VAC035-077-200500-
/O.NEW.KRNK.FA.Y.0004.150419T2108Z-150420T0500Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
SURRY NC-WILKES NC-ALLEGHANY NC-GRAYSON VA-CARROLL VA-
508 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  NORTHWESTERN SURRY COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...
  CENTRAL WILKES COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  ALLEGHANY COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
  SOUTHEASTERN GRAYSON COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...
  SOUTH CENTRAL CARROLL COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 100 AM EDT MONDAY

* AT 505 PM EDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED HEAVY RAIN
  CAUSING MINOR FLOODING IN THE GLADE VALLEY VICINITY. UP TO 4
  INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN. MANY SMALLER STREAMS AND CREEKS NEAR
  THE BLUE RIDGE WILL ALSO LIKELY START TO FLOOD INTO THIS EVENING
  AS ANOTHER 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN FALLS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... GALAX...
  WILKESBORO... SPARTA... ENNICE... AND MC GRADY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO...PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF FLOODING...
INCLUDING MUDSLIDES OR ROAD CLOSURES...TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. REPORTS
AND PICTURES CAN ALSO BE SHARED ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
BLACKSBURG FACEBOOK PAGE AND ON TWITTER.

&&

LAT...LON 3612 8153 3619 8146 3625 8147 3626 8143
      3629 8141 3629 8137 3636 8137 3637 8125
      3650 8122 3667 8084 3668 8062 3657 8065
      3639 8095 3613 8122

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
345 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

NCZ001>003-018>020-VAZ009-012>017-032-201945-
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-SURRY-WATAUGA-WILKES-YADKIN-SMYTH-WYTHE-PULASKI-
MONTGOMERY-GRAYSON-CARROLL-FLOYD-PATRICK-
345 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH CENTRAL NORTH
CAROLINA...NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   FLOOD WATCH.

HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BRING AROUND 2 INCHES OF RAIN TO THE
REGION...WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS APPROACHING 3 INCHES ALONG THE EAST
FACING SLOPES OF THE BLUE RIDGE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE MONDAY AFTERNOON WITH STRONG
WIND GUSTS AND HAIL BEING THE MAIN THREATS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$



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