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Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 10:30 PM EDT on April 22, 2018

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on April 24, 2018


... Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina, and
upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
northeast Georgia, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun,
and Stephens. In western North Carolina, Avery, Buncombe,
Burke mountains, Caldwell mountains, eastern McDowell, eastern
Polk, greater Burke, greater Caldwell, greater Rutherford,
Henderson, Macon, McDowell Mountains, Mitchell, northern
Jackson, Polk mountains, Rutherford mountains, southern
Jackson, Transylvania, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina,
Anderson, greater Greenville, greater Oconee, greater Pickens,
Greenville mountains, Oconee mountains, Pickens mountains, and
Spartanburg.

* Through Tuesday morning

* abundant moisture ahead of a low pressure system slowly
approaching from the west will yield heavy rainfall across the
eastern slopes of the southern Appalachians and adjacent
foothill areas through at least Monday night. Rainfall totals
of 3 to 4 inches are expected in many of these locations, with
localized 4 to 6 inch amounts in the most upslope preferred
areas of the eastern slopes of the mountains.

* Flooding may develop along streams, creeks, and main Stem
rivers, especially through the day on Monday. Flooding is most
likely along the upper reaches of the French Broad River and
associated tributaries. This Flood Watch may need to be expanded
into adjacent Piedmont areas if rainfall amounts end up higher
in those locations. Additionally, flooding from the heavy
rainfall could linger into Tuesday or beyond, especially along
any main Stem rivers that flood.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts of heavy rainfall.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Consider moving vehicles and other property from
known, flood-prone areas. Those living in areas prone to flooding
should be prepared to take quick action should flooding develop,
including fleeing to higher ground.





Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 10:30 PM EDT on April 22, 2018

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on April 24, 2018


... Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina, and
upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
northeast Georgia, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun,
and Stephens. In western North Carolina, Avery, Buncombe,
Burke mountains, Caldwell mountains, eastern McDowell, eastern
Polk, greater Burke, greater Caldwell, greater Rutherford,
Henderson, Macon, McDowell Mountains, Mitchell, northern
Jackson, Polk mountains, Rutherford mountains, southern
Jackson, Transylvania, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina,
Anderson, greater Greenville, greater Oconee, greater Pickens,
Greenville mountains, Oconee mountains, Pickens mountains, and
Spartanburg.

* Through Tuesday morning

* abundant moisture ahead of a low pressure system slowly
approaching from the west will yield heavy rainfall across the
eastern slopes of the southern Appalachians and adjacent
foothill areas through at least Monday night. Rainfall totals
of 3 to 4 inches are expected in many of these locations, with
localized 4 to 6 inch amounts in the most upslope preferred
areas of the eastern slopes of the mountains.

* Flooding may develop along streams, creeks, and main Stem
rivers, especially through the day on Monday. Flooding is most
likely along the upper reaches of the French Broad River and
associated tributaries. This Flood Watch may need to be expanded
into adjacent Piedmont areas if rainfall amounts end up higher
in those locations. Additionally, flooding from the heavy
rainfall could linger into Tuesday or beyond, especially along
any main Stem rivers that flood.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts of heavy rainfall.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Consider moving vehicles and other property from
known, flood-prone areas. Those living in areas prone to flooding
should be prepared to take quick action should flooding develop,
including fleeing to higher ground.





Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Wind Advisory
Alaska - High Wind Warning , High Wind Watch , Special Statement
Arizona - Air Quality Alert
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
California - Record Report
Colorado -
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement , Wind Advisory
Idaho - Areal Flood Advisory
Illinois - Flood Warning , Record Report
Indiana - Flood Warning
Iowa - Flood Warning
Kansas - Record Report
Kentucky - Flood Warning
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Michigan - Flood Advisory
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Montana - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Nevada -
New Mexico -
North Carolina - Areal Flood Watch , Beach Hazard Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Hazard Statement , Wind Advisory
North Dakota - Flood Warning
South Carolina - Areal Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory
South Dakota - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning
Texas - Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Flood Warning , Record Report
Virgin Islands - Coastal Hazard Statement
Virginia - Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory
West Virginia - Wind Advisory
Wisconsin - Flood Warning
Wyoming - Special Statement

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