Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
421 AM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018

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

.A deep low pressure system will slowly progress from western
Tennessee today across the mid-Atlantic by Wednesday morning. This
system will promote very strong southeasterly winds that will
rapidly 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.

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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
421 AM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY 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.

* From 8 AM EDT this morning through Tuesday afternoon

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

* Flooding of small streams and creeks, small rivers and in poor
  drainage areas.

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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