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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:20 AM EDT Apr. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from late tonight through Tuesday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a

* Flood Watch for portions of northeast Georgia, western North
Carolina, and upstate South Carolina, including the following
areas, in northeast Georgia, 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.

* From late tonight 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 tonight 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 numbers are adjusted up
any further. 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.



Gerapetritis


Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:20 AM EDT Apr. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from late tonight through Tuesday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a

* Flood Watch for portions of northeast Georgia, western North
Carolina, and upstate South Carolina, including the following
areas, in northeast Georgia, 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.

* From late tonight 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 tonight 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 numbers are adjusted up
any further. 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.



Gerapetritis