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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Morristown TN
339 PM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

Cherokee-Clay-Scott TN-Campbell-Claiborne-Hancock-Hawkins-
Northwest Cocke-Cocke Smoky Mountains-Northwest Greene-
Southeast Greene-Washington TN-Unicoi-Northwest Carter-
Southeast Carter-Roane-Loudon-Knox-Jefferson-NW Blount-
Blount Smoky Mountains-North Sevier-Sevier Smoky Mountains-
Sequatchie-Bledsoe-Rhea-Meigs-McMinn-Northwest Monroe-
Southeast Monroe-Marion-Hamilton-Bradley-West Polk-East Polk-Lee-
339 PM EST Tue Feb 19 2019 /239 PM CST Tue Feb 19 2019/

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Rainfall will begin today and continue for the next several days,
and a Flood Watch will be in effect later this evening. Abundant
rainfall over the past couple of weeks have lead to saturated
soils and high river and lake levels. If a particular location
gets a few rounds of heavy showers it could lead to localized flooding
of low lying areas.

Mountain wave high winds for the mountains and adjacent foothills of
east Tennessee and southwest Virginia are expected late this
evening through Wednesday night bringing the possibility of
downed trees and structural damage.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Periods of rain, which could be heavy at times, are expected
Wednesday into Sunday. The heaviest rainfall will likely fall
across the Plateau, central and southern sections of east
Tennessee, and southwest North Carolina where 3 to 6 inches are
possible. Lighter amounts of 1 to 4 inches are expected across
northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia.

Since the ground is already saturated and streams are high,
pockets of flooding are possible. Stream flooding, flooding of
roadways, additional ponding of low lying areas, and mud slides
are possible. Some river flooding is also a concern for mid week
into the weekend.

Continue to monitor future forecasts for the latest information.


Spotter activation may be needed for flooding Wednesday through


Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Morristown TN
308 PM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

...Periods of rain may produce flooding tonight through Wednesday

.Two rounds of moderate to locally heavy rain are expected to
occur through Wednesday night. The first will arrive late this
afternoon and continue through tonight. The second will occur
Wednesday afternoon and evening. Total rainfall amounts during
this time are expected to range from one to three inches. With
the moist soil conditions and elevated river levels from recent
rainfall, conditions will be favorable for flooding.

Scott TN-Campbell-Claiborne-Hancock-Morgan-Anderson-Union-
Grainger-Roane-Loudon-Knox-NW Blount-Sequatchie-Bledsoe-Rhea-
Meigs-McMinn-Northwest Monroe-Southeast Monroe-Marion-Hamilton-
Bradley-West Polk-East Polk-Lee-Wise-
Including the cities of Oneida, La Follette, Tazewell,
Sneedville, Wartburg, Clinton, Oak Ridge, Maynardville, Rutledge,
Kingston, Lenoir City, Knoxville, Maryville, Dunlap, Pikeville,
Dayton, Decatur, Athens, Madisonville, Coker Creek, Jasper,
Chattanooga, Cleveland, Benton, Ducktown, Jonesville, Wise,
and Norton
308 PM EST Tue Feb 19 2019 /208 PM CST Tue Feb 19 2019/


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, including
  the following areas, in East Tennessee, Anderson, Bledsoe,
  Bradley, Campbell, Claiborne, East Polk, Grainger, Hamilton,
  Hancock, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Morgan, NW
  Blount, Northwest Monroe, Rhea, Roane, Scott TN, Sequatchie,
  Southeast Monroe, Union, and West Polk. In Southwest Virginia,
  Lee and Wise.

* From 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ this evening through Thursday morning

* Multiple rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall are expected
  late today and tonight, then again on Wednesday evening.
  Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected, which may
  cause flooding due to the preceding wet ground conditions and
  elevated river levels.

* Low lying and poor drainage areas will have the greatest risk
  for flooding. Creeks, streams, and main stem rivers may also


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!



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