Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
431 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018

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

.A deep low pressure system will slowly progress across the area
today. 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 are possible, with locally higher
amounts.

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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
431 AM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

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.

* Until 4 PM EDT this afternoon

* Prolonged moderate to heavy rainfall. Up to an additional two
  inches of rain through this afternoon, leading to event totals
  of three to four inches. Localized 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.

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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