Ashe Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 5:22 AM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Thursday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* Flood Watch 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.

* From this evening through Thursday morning

* 1 to 2 inches of rain are expected. The highest amounts will be
along the Blue Ridge. Much of the expected rainfall will runoff
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. Roads near streams and
creeks.

Tributaries of the Roanoke and Dan rivers may also flood. These
rivers may rise above action or flood stage Thursday or Friday.


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.





Wind Advisory
Issued: 11:36 AM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect until 7 PM EST this evening...

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect until 7 PM EST this evening.

* Winds... south 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Timing... though 7 PM tonight. Strongest winds occur through the
afternoon hours and especially for elevations above 3000 feet.

* Impacts... scattered trees and powerlines downed. Difficult
travel for high profile vehicles.

* Locations... Mercer County, the mountain Empire and Grayson
Highlands in Virginia, and the northern mountains of northwest
North Carolina.

* Hazards... strong wind gusts.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be
31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds of
these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra
precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use extra
caution until the winds subside.




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 5:22 AM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Thursday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* Flood Watch 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.

* From this evening through Thursday morning

* 1 to 2 inches of rain are expected. The highest amounts will be
along the Blue Ridge. Much of the expected rainfall will runoff
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. Roads near streams and
creeks.

Tributaries of the Roanoke and Dan rivers may also flood. These
rivers may rise above action or flood stage Thursday or Friday.


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.