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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
527 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

GAZ010-017-018-026-028-NCZ048-051>053-058-059-062>065-509-510-
SCZ001>007-010-222230-
Rabun-Habersham-Stephens-Franklin-Hart-Madison-Swain-Haywood-
Buncombe-Graham-Northern Jackson-Macon-Southern Jackson-Transylvania-
Henderson-Polk Mountains-Eastern Polk-Oconee Mountains-
Pickens Mountains-Greenville Mountains-Greater Oconee-
Greater Pickens-Greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson-
527 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northeast Georgia, western
North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Flood Watch.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Flood Watch.

An unsettled weather pattern will continue across the region through
the week. Occasional heavy rain will be possible off and on through
the weekend. As rounds of widespread rainfall may occur across the
area, the threat of flash flooding and flooding of rivers and
streams will increase.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

None.

$$



Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
250 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

...PERIODS OF RAIN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY...

.A very moist pattern will persist across the region, producing
rounds of moderate to locally heavy rain through the end of the
work week. Soils have become saturated across the western
Carolinas and northeast Georgia. So each additional round of rain
is producing more rapid responses in stream levels, and there is
an increased threat for flooding across the area.

GAZ010-017-018-026-028-NCZ048-051>053-058-059-062>065-509-510-
SCZ001>007-010-220400-
/O.CON.KGSP.FA.A.0002.000000T0000Z-190223T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Rabun-Habersham-Stephens-Franklin-Hart-Madison-Swain-Haywood-
Buncombe-Graham-Northern Jackson-Macon-Southern Jackson-
Transylvania-Henderson-Polk Mountains-Eastern Polk-
Oconee Mountains-Pickens Mountains-Greenville Mountains-
Greater Oconee-Greater Pickens-Greater Greenville-Spartanburg-
Anderson-
Including the cities of Clayton, Pine Mountain, Mountain City,
Cornelia, Baldwin, Demorest, Clarkesville, Hollywood, Boydville,
Toccoa, Royston, Whitworth, Lavonia, Franklin Springs, Canon,
Hartwell, Nuberg, Reed Creek, Faust, Mars Hill, Marshall, Walnut,
Allenstand, Hot Springs, Luck, Newfound Gap, Alarka, Almond,
Bryson City, Luada, Smokemont, Wesser, Waynesville, Waterville,
Canton, Cruso, Cove Creek, Lake Junaluska, Asheville,
Robbinsville, Stecoah, Cullowhee, Tuckasegee, Sylva, Franklin,
Rainbow Springs, Kyle, Nantahala Lake, Highlands, Wolf Mountain,
Cashiers, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Little River, Hendersonville,
Fletcher, Dana, East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah, Saluda, Tryon,
Columbus, Lake Adger, Mill Spring, Mountain Rest, Walhalla,
Westminster, Pumpkintown, Tigerville, Gowensville, Caesars Head,
Cleveland, Marietta, Seneca, Oakway, Easley, Dacusville, Clemson,
Greenville, Taylors, Greer, Mauldin, Fork Shoals, Simpsonville,
Berea, Spartanburg, and Anderson
250 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina, and
  upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
  northeast Georgia, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and
  Stephens. In western North Carolina, Buncombe, Eastern Polk,
  Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Macon, Madison, Northern Jackson,
  Polk Mountains, Southern Jackson, Swain, and Transylvania. In
  upstate South Carolina, Anderson, Greater Greenville, Greater
  Oconee, Greater Pickens, Greenville Mountains, Oconee
  Mountains, Pickens Mountains, and Spartanburg.

* through Friday evening

* Additional moderate to locally heavy rain falling on saturated
  soils, is producing rapid river and stream level responses.
  Additional rainfall totals of 1" to 2" are likely across the
  watch area through Friday, most of which will be runoff.

* Flooding of area streams and mainstem rivers will likely
  inundate low-lying areas adjacent to streams, including
  farmland, parks, and campgrounds. Flooding is most likely
  along the upper French Broad River and associated tributaries.
  Periods of heavy rain can overwhelm or clog storm drains and
  ditches with debris and cause extensive street flooding and
  road ponding. This is especially true this time of year as
  fallen leaves block or impede drainage systems.

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.

&&

$$

SGL



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