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Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 11:22 PM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* flood advisory for minor flooding in poor drainage areas for...
Smyth County in southwestern Virginia...
Grayson County in southwestern Virginia...

* until 215 am EST

* at 1120 PM EST, Doppler radar indicates a large area of light to
moderate rainfall continuing to track across Grayson and Smyth
counties from the south and southwest. Around an inch of rain has
fallen in much of this area since 8 PM EST. Rainfall was
increasing to the south and southwest of the area and will track
across the same areas over the next few hours. Minor flooding is
likely.

Areas subject to flooding include small creeks and streams, that
may exceed bankful, low-lying and normally flood prone, and poor
drainage areas.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Galax...
Marion...
Saltville...
Chilhowie...
and Independence.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate Route.

When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of flooding,
including mudslides or flooded roads, to the National Weather Service
by calling toll free at 1... 8 6 6... 2 1 5... 4 3 2 4. Reports and
pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service
Blacksburg facebook Page and on twitter.


Lat... Lon 3693 8183 3698 8171 3693 8168 3699 8158
      3700 8148 3700 8147 3699 8148 3701 8144
      3690 8132 3676 8126 3677 8109 3681 8104
      3663 8093 3665 8091 3656 8084 3659 8167
      3661 8162 3664 8161 3678 8170


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1059 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

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

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including the
following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe,
Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In Virginia,
Alleghany VA, Amherst, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll,
Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Grayson, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick,
Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, and Wythe.

* Through Thursday morning

* 1 to 2 inches of rain are expected, highest near and along the
Blue Ridge. As the ground is still frozen and saturated, much
of the expected rainfall will run off into local streams and
creeks since the ground is frozen or still saturated from
rainfall last weekend.

* Small streams and creeks may overflow their banks. Areas of
poor drainage will also be prone to flooding, as well as roads
near creeks. Portions of the Greenbrier, Roanoke and Dan
rivers may rise to action or flood stage levels late this
week.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



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Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 11:22 PM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* flood advisory for minor flooding in poor drainage areas for...
Smyth County in southwestern Virginia...
Grayson County in southwestern Virginia...

* until 215 am EST

* at 1120 PM EST, Doppler radar indicates a large area of light to
moderate rainfall continuing to track across Grayson and Smyth
counties from the south and southwest. Around an inch of rain has
fallen in much of this area since 8 PM EST. Rainfall was
increasing to the south and southwest of the area and will track
across the same areas over the next few hours. Minor flooding is
likely.

Areas subject to flooding include small creeks and streams, that
may exceed bankful, low-lying and normally flood prone, and poor
drainage areas.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Galax...
Marion...
Saltville...
Chilhowie...
and Independence.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate Route.

When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of flooding,
including mudslides or flooded roads, to the National Weather Service
by calling toll free at 1... 8 6 6... 2 1 5... 4 3 2 4. Reports and
pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service
Blacksburg facebook Page and on twitter.


Lat... Lon 3693 8183 3698 8171 3693 8168 3699 8158
      3700 8148 3700 8147 3699 8148 3701 8144
      3690 8132 3676 8126 3677 8109 3681 8104
      3663 8093 3665 8091 3656 8084 3659 8167
      3661 8162 3664 8161 3678 8170


Rab



1059 PM EST Wed Jan 23 2019

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

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including the
following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe,
Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In Virginia,
Alleghany VA, Amherst, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll,
Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Grayson, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick,
Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, and Wythe.

* Through Thursday morning

* 1 to 2 inches of rain are expected, highest near and along the
Blue Ridge. As the ground is still frozen and saturated, much
of the expected rainfall will run off into local streams and
creeks since the ground is frozen or still saturated from
rainfall last weekend.

* Small streams and creeks may overflow their banks. Areas of
poor drainage will also be prone to flooding, as well as roads
near creeks. Portions of the Greenbrier, Roanoke and Dan
rivers may rise to action or flood stage levels late this
week.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



Rab