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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
145 AM EDT SUN APR 26 2015

VAC035-173-185-197-260745-
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/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
TAZEWELL VA-SMYTH VA-WYTHE VA-CARROLL VA-
145 AM EDT SUN APR 26 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS FOR...
  SOUTHWESTERN TAZEWELL COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...
  SMYTH COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...
  WYTHE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...
  NORTHERN CARROLL COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 345 AM EDT

* AT 142 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THAT SHOWERS WITH HEAVY
  RAIN AND OCCASIONAL THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED TO TRACK ACROSS MUCH
  OF THE SAME REGION OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF HOURS FROM SOUTHWEST
  TAZEWELL COUNTY EAST-SOUTHEAST TOWARD EXTREME NORTHERN
  CARROLL...INCLUDING MUCH OF SMYTH AND WYTHE COUNTIES. PONDING OF
  WATER ON ROADWAYS AND MINOR FLOODING IN LOW-LYING AND NORMALLY
  FLOOD PRONE AREAS IS LIKELY DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  WYTHEVILLE...
  MARION...
  HILLSVILLE...
  SALTVILLE...
  AND CHILHOWIE.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF HOURS HAVE GENERALLY BEEN
JUST UNDER ONE INCH...BUT AN ADDITIONAL 1/2 INCH OF RAIN IS LIKELY
DURING THE NEXT HOUR OR SO. THE GROUND IN THIS REGION IS COMPLETELY
SATURATED FROM RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL AND ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL
RESULT IN NEAR TOTAL RUNOFF AND THUS MINOR FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED...OR
PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.
IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES
AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 3695 8182 3696 8178 3704 8182 3704 8146
      3695 8138 3704 8124 3702 8111 3704 8090
      3688 8074 3693 8063 3678 8052 3675 8099
      3680 8105 3670 8155 3669 8153 3667 8162
      3679 8170 3692 8183

$$

RAB

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