Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
352 PM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

...Flooding Possible During a Prolonged Heavy Rain Event...

.Overnight through Wednesday, an area of low pressure will
progress from the Middle Mississippi River Valley to the eastern
Great Lakes region. On its eastern flanks, a very strong southeast
flow will develop that will usher very moist air into the region
off the Atlantic Ocean. This moisture will travel upslope across
the area with moderate to heavy rain expected, maximized along and
near the crest of the Blue Ridge. In this region, rainfall totals
of three to four inches area expected.

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Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Watauga-Wilkes-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-
Patrick-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Boone,
Wilkesboro, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax,
Floyd, and Stuart
352 PM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* Flood Watch for those counties along the crest of the Blue
  Ridge form Floyd County southwest to Watauga County, including
  the areas downstream in Patrick, Surry, and Wilkes Counties.

* From Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon

* Prolonged heavy rainfall totaling three to four inches.

* Flooding of small streams and creeks and small rivers.

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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