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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Morristown TN
308 PM EST Fri Feb 22 2019

Scott TN-Campbell-Claiborne-Hancock-Hawkins-Sullivan-Johnson-
Morgan-Anderson-Union-Grainger-Hamblen-Northwest Greene-
Southeast Greene-Washington TN-Unicoi-Northwest Carter-
Southeast Carter-Lee-Wise-Scott-Russell-Washington-
308 PM EST Fri Feb 22 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Northeast
Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall will traverse the region
tonight. Given the already saturated ground and high stream
flows, additional flooding is possible. Significant stream and
river flooding, roadway flooding, mud slides, and main stem river
flooding are expected. Potential life threatening flooding is
possible. A Flood Watch remains in effect.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Moderate to heavy rainfall will linger across the northern valley,
northern plateau, and southwest Virginia through midday. Thus the
Flood Watch is now in effect through noon Saturday.


Spotter reports will be needed for flooding through midday



Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Morristown TN
249 PM EST Fri Feb 22 2019

...Moderate to Heavy Rainfall Will Continue Into Saturday...

.Moderate to heavy rainfall continues to threaten as a slow
moving warm front traverses the region amidst very moist profiles.
Thus, current watch placement looks good through 7AM. However,
guidance does show the front remaining across areas along and
north of I40 through around noon. Therefore, the watch has been
extended for those areas until midday. All said, additional
flooding is possible given already saturated ground and high
stream flows.

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
249 PM EST Fri Feb 22 2019


The Flood Watch is now in effect 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 Noon Saturday.

* Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall will overspread the region
  tonight and through midday Saturday. Additional rainfall
  accumulation of around 1 to 2 inches is possible.

* 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!



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