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Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
520 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND SNOWMELT MAY LEAD TO FLOODING
THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY ALONG THE NORTHERN PLATEAU AND
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...

.A COLD FRONT WILL BRING WIDESPREAD RAIN TO THE REGION TONIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED WITH
WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY NIGHT 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.

TNZ012>015-035-VAZ001-002-005-006-008-031830-
/O.CON.KMRX.FA.A.0002.150304T0000Z-150306T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
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
520 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS 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 THIS 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!

&&

$$



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