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Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
348 PM EDT Mon Jul 22 2019

...Excessive Rainfall Possible This Afternoon and Evening...

.A vigorous upper level trough of low pressure will settle over
the Ohio Valley today. The associated cold front will move
southeast, slowly crossing the Appalachians, resulting in several
rounds of thunderstorms and potential for excessive rainfall.
Rainfall rates of up to 4 inches an hour are possible. If more
than 2 inches of rain falls in less than an hour, flash flooding
would become possible.

NCZ001-002-018-VAZ007-009>020-022>024-WVZ042>044-507-508-222300-
/O.CON.KRNK.FF.A.0008.000000T0000Z-190723T0400Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Giles-Wythe-
Pulaski-Montgomery-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-
Roanoke-Botetourt-Rockbridge-Mercer-Summers-Monroe-
Eastern Greenbrier-Western Greenbrier-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone, Tazewell,
Marion, Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski,
Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax,
Floyd, New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs,
Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista, Bluefield,
Flat Top, Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs,
Alderson, Quinwood, Duo, and Rainelle
348 PM EDT Mon Jul 22 2019

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT
TONIGHT...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northwest North Carolina, Virginia, and southeast
  West Virginia, including the following areas, in northwest
  North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, and Watauga. In Virginia,
  Alleghany VA, Bath, Bland, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd,
  Giles, Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge,
  Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe. In southeast West Virginia,
  Eastern Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Summers, and Western
  Greenbrier.

* Until midnight EDT tonight

* Several rounds of thunderstorms are likely, with potential for
  excessive rainfall. Conditions are favorable for precipitation
  rates of up to 4 inches per hour.

* If actual rainfall exceeds 2 inches in an hour, flash flooding
  will be possible. The greatest impacts will be in poor drainage
  and urban areas. Small streams within mountainous terrain are
  also susceptible to rapid runoff, and will respond very quickly
  when high rain rates occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
Remember...TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN!

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

&&

$$




Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
516 AM EDT Mon Jul 22 2019

NCZ001-002-018-VAZ007-009>020-022>024-WVZ042>044-507-508-230930-
Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Giles-Wythe-Pulaski-
Montgomery-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-Roanoke-
Botetourt-Rockbridge-Mercer-Summers-Monroe-Eastern Greenbrier-
Western Greenbrier-
516 AM EDT Mon Jul 22 2019

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northwest North Carolina,
southwest Virginia, west central Virginia and southeast West
Virginia.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

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

   Flash Flood Watch.

Thunderstorms with torrential downpours may lead to excessive
rainfall today and tonight. Conditions are favorable for flash
flooding.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$




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