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Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Morristown TN
527 PM EST Sat Feb 23 2019

Scott TN-Campbell-Claiborne-Hancock-Hawkins-Sullivan-Johnson-
Morgan-Anderson-Union-Grainger-Hamblen-Northwest Greene-
Washington TN-Unicoi-Northwest Carter-Southeast Carter-Lee-Wise-
Including the cities of Oneida, La Follette, Tazewell,
Sneedville, Rogersville, Kingsport, Bristol, Mountain City,
Wartburg, Clinton, Oak Ridge, Maynardville, Rutledge, Morristown,
Greeneville, Johnson City, Erwin, Elizabethton, Roan Mountain,
Jonesville, Wise, Norton, Gate City, Lebanon, and Abingdon
527 PM EST Sat Feb 23 2019


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, including
  the following areas, in East Tennessee, Anderson, Campbell,
  Claiborne, Grainger, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson,
  Morgan, Northwest Carter, Northwest Greene, Scott TN,
  Southeast Carter, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, and Washington TN.
  In Southwest Virginia, Lee, Russell, Scott, Washington, and

* Through Sunday morning

* Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall will overspread the
  region through early Sunday. Additional rainfall accumulation
  of around 1 to 2 inches is possible with localized amounts up
  to 3 inches.

* Given the already saturated soil and high stream flows, the
  additional moderate to heavy rains will likely cause
  significant stream flooding, roadway flooding, mud slides, and
  main stem river flooding. Potentially life threatening
  flooding is possible.


A Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy
rain...which may lead to flooding in and near the watch area.  Be
alert for rising water or water over roadways.  Keep informed...
and be ready for action if flooding is observed or if a flood
warning is issued. If you come to a closed or flooded road...turn
around! Don`t drown!



Flood Warning

Flood Warning
National Weather Service Morristown TN
402 PM EST SAT FEB 23 2019

Morgan TN-Anderson TN-Jefferson TN-Campbell TN-Grainger TN-Union TN-
Scott TN-
402 PM EST SAT FEB 23 2019

The National Weather Service in Morristown has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
  Morgan County in east Tennessee...
  Anderson County in east Tennessee...
  Jefferson County in east Tennessee...
  Campbell County in east Tennessee...
  Grainger County in east Tennessee...
  Union County in east Tennessee...
  Scott County in east Tennessee...

* Until 1015 PM EST Saturday.

* At 400 PM EST, emergency dispatch and broadcast media report
  flooding across the warned area. Two to four inches of rain have
  already fallen today with localized higher totals. Waters will be
  slow to recede because of the saturated soil.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Oak Ridge, Morristown, Clinton, Jefferson City, La Follette,
  Oneida, Dandridge, Maynardville, Rutledge, Wartburg, Oliver
  Springs, Bean Station, White Pine, Plainview, Jacksboro, New
  Market, Huntsville, Baneberry, Helenwood and Harriman.


Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.


LAT...LON 3659 8399 3643 8392 3643 8380 3634 8373
      3640 8328 3628 8326 3618 8347 3613 8327
      3605 8324 3590 8330 3592 8347 3617 8374
      3619 8395 3592 8426 3594 8425 3605 8435
      3591 8468 3621 8491 3640 8466 3660 8478



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Morristown TN
330 PM EST Sat Feb 23 2019

Cherokee-Clay-Scott TN-Campbell-Claiborne-Hancock-Hawkins-
Sullivan-Morgan-Anderson-Union-Grainger-Hamblen-Northwest Cocke-
Northwest Greene-Washington TN-Northwest Carter-Roane-Loudon-Knox-
Jefferson-NW Blount-North Sevier-Sequatchie-Bledsoe-Rhea-Meigs-
McMinn-Northwest Monroe-Marion-Hamilton-Bradley-West Polk-
East Polk-Lee-Scott-
330 PM EST Sat Feb 23 2019 /230 PM CST Sat Feb 23 2019/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Southwest North
Carolina...East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Moderate to heavy rainfall continues to pose a threat for flooding
across the area tonight. A cold front will move across the area
as well, which will yield gusty winds associated with a few strong
storms, some of which could knock down a few trees given
saturated soils.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter reports will be needed for flooding through tonight and
for possible wind damage late tonight.


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