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Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
553 PM EST Fri Dec 14 2018

...FLOODING POSSIBLE FROM HEAVY RAIN AND SNOW MELT ACROSS WESTERN
NORTH CAROLINA ALONG AND EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS THROUGH
SATURDAY...

.A deep low pressure system moving from the lower Mississippi
River Valley to the central Appalachians will spread rain across
the southeast tonight into Saturday. Moist southerly flow ahead
of this system will produce periods of moderate to heavy rainfall
through tonight, with rainfall rates tapering off from the
southwest through Saturday. This rainfall will combine with
continued snow melt to raise the threat of flooding across western
North Carolina, mainly along and east of the Blue Ridge
mountains.

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/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Avery-Alexander-Iredell-Davie-Buncombe-Catawba-Rowan-
Southern Jackson-Transylvania-Henderson-Cleveland-Lincoln-Gaston-
Mecklenburg-Cabarrus-Union-Caldwell Mountains-Greater Caldwell-
Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-McDowell Mountains-Eastern McDowell-
Rutherford Mountains-Greater Rutherford-Polk Mountains-
Eastern Polk-
Including the cities of Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Bethlehem,
Ellendale, Millersville, Taylorsville, Hiddenite, Stony Point,
Statesville, Mooresville, Farmington, Fork Church, Mocksville,
Advance, Asheville, Hickory, Newton, St. Stephens, Salisbury,
Wolf Mountain, Cashiers, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Little River,
Hendersonville, Fletcher, Dana, East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah,
Shelby, Kings Mountain, Lincolnton, Crouse, Gastonia, Charlotte,
Huntersville, Matthews, Concord, Kannapolis, Monroe, Trinity,
Indian Trail, Weddington, Patterson, Kings Creek, Lenoir,
Sawmills, Granite Falls, Jonas Ridge, Morganton, Pleasant Grove,
Valdese, Ashford, Sugar Hill, Woodlawn, Old Fort, Marion, Nebo,
Dysartsville, Fero, Glenwood, Lake Lure, Forest City,
Rutherfordton, Spindale, Saluda, Tryon, Columbus, Lake Adger,
and Mill Spring
553 PM EST Fri Dec 14 2018

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of piedmont North Carolina and western North
  Carolina, including the following areas, in piedmont North
  Carolina, Alexander, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Davie,
  Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, and Union. In
  western North Carolina, Avery, Buncombe, Burke Mountains,
  Caldwell Mountains, Eastern McDowell, Eastern Polk, Greater
  Burke, Greater Caldwell, Greater Rutherford, Henderson,
  McDowell Mountains, Polk Mountains, Rutherford Mountains,
  Southern Jackson, and Transylvania.

* through Saturday afternoon

* Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall will combine with
  continued snow melt to greatly increase water runoff into
  streams and main stem rivers. Additional rainfall amounts of
  one-half to one inch, with locally higher amounts, are possible
  tonight through Saturday across much of western North Carolina.

* Minor flooding of streams and main stem rivers is possible.
  Minor roadway flooding is also possible, especially across areas
  with an extensive snow pack where storm drains may be blocked.

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.

&&

$$

HG



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
331 PM EST Fri Dec 14 2018

NCZ033-035>037-053-056-057-063>065-068>072-082-501>510-152045-
Avery-Alexander-Iredell-Davie-Buncombe-Catawba-Rowan-
Southern Jackson-Transylvania-Henderson-Cleveland-Lincoln-Gaston-
Mecklenburg-Cabarrus-Union-Caldwell Mountains-Greater Caldwell-
Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-McDowell Mountains-Eastern McDowell-
Rutherford Mountains-Greater Rutherford-Polk Mountains-Eastern Polk-
331 PM EST Fri Dec 14 2018

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for piedmont North Carolina and
western North 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...Saturday through Thursday.

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

   Flood Watch.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters are requested to forward any reports of flooding to our
office.

$$



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