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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:44 AM EDT on May 27, 2018

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 29, 2018


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Tuesday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of northeast Georgia, North
Carolina, and upstate South Carolina, including the following
areas, in northeast Georgia, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham,
Hart, Rabun, and Stephens. In North Carolina, Avery, Buncombe,
Burke mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell mountains, Cleveland,
eastern McDowell, eastern Polk, Gaston, Graham, greater Burke,
greater Caldwell, greater Rutherford, Haywood, Henderson,
Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell Mountains, Mecklenburg,
Mitchell, northern Jackson, Polk mountains, Rutherford
mountains, southern Jackson, Swain, Transylvania, Union, and
Yancey. In upstate South Carolina, Abbeville, Anderson,
Cherokee, Chester, greater Greenville, greater Oconee, greater
Pickens, Greenville mountains, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee
mountains, Pickens mountains, Spartanburg, Union, and York.

* From this evening through Tuesday morning

* abundant tropical moisture will arrive over the western
Carolinas and northeast Georgia tonight and persist through the
early part of the week. Rainfall totals around the region this
week will likely reach or exceed 3 to 6 inches, with some
locations along the eastern and southern slopes of the southern
Appalachians seeing 6 to 8 inches. Locally heavier rainfall will
be possible in locations that see repeated rounds of
thunderstorms - where rainfall rates could reach 1 to 2 inches
per hour in the heaviest downpours. This heavy rain will fall on
ground already Saturday by rainfall over the past 7 to 10 days.

* Flash flooding of streams and creeks could develop very quickly
under these circumstances. Landslides will be quite possible -
especially in mountainous terrain known to be prone to
landslides, and even along some steep slopes where landslides
have not occurred for many years. Main Stem river flooding will
be quite likely as well, especially along rivers in the southern
and central North Carolina mountains such as the French Broad
River, the Tuckasegee River, and the little Tennessee River.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Make plans now to avoid travel during the peak of the heavy
rainfall. Also have plans on where to flee to higher ground if
flash flooding affects your location.

Rainfall of more than five inches in similar storms has been
associated with an increased risk of landslides and Rockslides. If
you live on a Mountainside or in a Cove at the base of a
mountain, especially near a stream, be ready to leave in advance
of the storm or as quickly as possible should rising
water, moving Earth, or rocks threaten. Consider postponing
travel on mountain roads during the period of heavy rainfall.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.



Gerapetritis



Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:44 AM EDT on May 27, 2018

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 29, 2018


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Tuesday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of northeast Georgia, North
Carolina, and upstate South Carolina, including the following
areas, in northeast Georgia, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham,
Hart, Rabun, and Stephens. In North Carolina, Avery, Buncombe,
Burke mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell mountains, Cleveland,
eastern McDowell, eastern Polk, Gaston, Graham, greater Burke,
greater Caldwell, greater Rutherford, Haywood, Henderson,
Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell Mountains, Mecklenburg,
Mitchell, northern Jackson, Polk mountains, Rutherford
mountains, southern Jackson, Swain, Transylvania, Union, and
Yancey. In upstate South Carolina, Abbeville, Anderson,
Cherokee, Chester, greater Greenville, greater Oconee, greater
Pickens, Greenville mountains, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee
mountains, Pickens mountains, Spartanburg, Union, and York.

* From this evening through Tuesday morning

* abundant tropical moisture will arrive over the western
Carolinas and northeast Georgia tonight and persist through the
early part of the week. Rainfall totals around the region this
week will likely reach or exceed 3 to 6 inches, with some
locations along the eastern and southern slopes of the southern
Appalachians seeing 6 to 8 inches. Locally heavier rainfall will
be possible in locations that see repeated rounds of
thunderstorms - where rainfall rates could reach 1 to 2 inches
per hour in the heaviest downpours. This heavy rain will fall on
ground already Saturday by rainfall over the past 7 to 10 days.

* Flash flooding of streams and creeks could develop very quickly
under these circumstances. Landslides will be quite possible -
especially in mountainous terrain known to be prone to
landslides, and even along some steep slopes where landslides
have not occurred for many years. Main Stem river flooding will
be quite likely as well, especially along rivers in the southern
and central North Carolina mountains such as the French Broad
River, the Tuckasegee River, and the little Tennessee River.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Make plans now to avoid travel during the peak of the heavy
rainfall. Also have plans on where to flee to higher ground if
flash flooding affects your location.

Rainfall of more than five inches in similar storms has been
associated with an increased risk of landslides and Rockslides. If
you live on a Mountainside or in a Cove at the base of a
mountain, especially near a stream, be ready to leave in advance
of the storm or as quickly as possible should rising
water, moving Earth, or rocks threaten. Consider postponing
travel on mountain roads during the period of heavy rainfall.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.



Gerapetritis



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Alaska - Special Statement
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - Wind Advisory
Colorado - Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
District of Columbia - Flash Flood Watch
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Georgia - Hurricane Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement
Hawaii - Special Statement
Idaho - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Illinois - Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
Indiana - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Air Quality Alert
Iowa - Heat Advisory , Record Report
Kansas - Heat Advisory , Record Report
Louisiana -
Maryland - Flash Flood Watch
Michigan - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Minnesota - Heat Advisory , Record Report
Mississippi - Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Tropical Storm Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Tropical Storm Watch
Missouri - Flood Warning , Heat Advisory
Montana - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory
Nebraska - Flash Flood Watch , Heat Advisory , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Flash Flood Watch
New Jersey - Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory
New Mexico - Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
New York - Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Hazard Statement , Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Hazard Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Record Report
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Ohio - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Special Statement
Pennsylvania - Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
South Dakota - Flash Flood Watch , Heat Advisory
Tennessee - Flash Flood Watch
Texas - Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Vermont - Special Statement
Virginia - Flash Flood Watch
Washington - Flood Warning
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Record Report
Wyoming - Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Public Information Statement

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