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Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1054 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019


.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.

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-
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
1054 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019


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 today 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.


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.




Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
410 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

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-
410 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019


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

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

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

   Flood Watch.

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible this morning. Brief heavy
rain and cloud-to-ground lightning will be the primary threats.

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

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to 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.




Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1106 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg SC
has issued a Flood Advisory for the French Broad River...

  French Broad River At Blantyre affecting Henderson and Transylvania
  French Broad River Near Fletcher affecting Buncombe and Henderson

Heavy rain moving across the area has saturated the ground and caused
river levels to rise. Additional rainfall will likely cause the river
to crest just below flood stage.


A Flood Advisory for a river forecast point means that nuisance
flooding is expected to occur along the river when the river level is
forecast to be just below or at the official  flood stage.

Caution is urged when walking near river banks...keep children away
from drainage areas and culverts.


1106 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
  The French Broad River Near Fletcher.
* until Thursday evening.
* At 11 PM Wednesday the stage was 10.3 feet.
* Action Stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage is 13.0 feet.
* FORECAST: The river will stay nearly steady close to 10.5 feet before dropping
  below action stage tomorrow evening.
* IMPACTS: At 10.0 feet: Action/Advisory Stage.  The French Broad
  River has exceeded bankfull at the gauge site.  Isolated farmland
  flooding is beginning across the French Broad River Valley from
  Etowah downstream to Avery Creek upstream of the gauge site..


LAT...LON 3538 8257 3541 8257 3550 8262 3550 8254 3540 8250
      3537 8250



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