Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
152 PM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018

...Expect Prolonged Period of Moderate to Heavy Rain...

.A deep low pressure system will slowly progress across the area
through Tuesday. Strong southeasterly winds will draw Atlantic
moisture westward across the crest of the Blue Ridge in northern
North Carolina and southern Virginia. In this region, rainfall
totals of three to four inches area expected, possibly with
locally higher amounts.

Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Watauga-Wilkes-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Boone,
Wilkesboro, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax,
Floyd, and Stuart
152 PM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of North Carolina and southwest Virginia, including
  the following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe,
  Surry, Watauga, and Wilkes. In southwest Virginia, Carroll,
  Floyd, Grayson, and Patrick.

* Through Tuesday afternoon

* Prolonged moderate to heavy rainfall totaling three to four
  inches with locally higher amounts possible.

* Flooding of small streams and creeks, small rivers and urban
  areas, including the Watauga River, tributaries and creeks that
  flow into the New River and the urban areas of Boone, West
  Jefferson, and Galax.


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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