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Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:30 PM EST Feb. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

... The small stream flood advisory remains in effect until 600 PM
EST for Smyth... southern Tazewell... southwestern Bland and
northwestern Wythe counties...

At 217 PM EST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause
small stream flooding in the advisory area. Up to two inches of rain
has already fallen in the last 12 hours.

The North Fork Holston River is near bankfull at 215 PM. Creeks and
streams leading into the North Fork Holston River are also elevated
and may be out of their banks, flooding low-lying portions of nearby
roadways. Reed Creek in northwestern Wythe County has also been
reported to have reach bankfull this afternoon. Low lying areas
along Route 625 and Strawberry Road could still be under water.

Rain coverage and intensity is lower than this morning and will
remain spotty into this evening. However, creeks and streams will
remain high. Exercise caution when traveling and heed any Road
closures.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Marion...
Saltville...
Chilhowie...
Rural Retreat...
and Ceres.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

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 3695 8182 3696 8178 3702 8181 3702 8180
      3717 8125 3689 8110 3678 8170 3692 8183
      3693 8183


Rs


407 am EST Fri Feb 22 2019

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late Saturday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northwest North Carolina, Virginia, and southeast
West Virginia, including the following areas, in northwest
North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, and Watauga. In Virginia,
Alleghany VA, Bath, Bland, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Giles,
Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski, Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe. In
southeast West Virginia, eastern Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe,
Summers, and western Greenbrier.

* Through late Saturday night

* widespread and frequent light rain, with periods of moderate
rain at times. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches expected through
Sunday, with locally higher amounts possible.

* Flooding of low-lying, poor drainage, and normally flood prone
areas. Some roads in flood prone areas may become flooding.
Small creeks and streams will be subject to flooding over the
next several days. Mainstem rivers could also see minor flooding
over the next several days into early next 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.





Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:30 PM EST Feb. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

... The small stream flood advisory remains in effect until 600 PM
EST for Smyth... southern Tazewell... southwestern Bland and
northwestern Wythe counties...

At 217 PM EST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause
small stream flooding in the advisory area. Up to two inches of rain
has already fallen in the last 12 hours.

The North Fork Holston River is near bankfull at 215 PM. Creeks and
streams leading into the North Fork Holston River are also elevated
and may be out of their banks, flooding low-lying portions of nearby
roadways. Reed Creek in northwestern Wythe County has also been
reported to have reach bankfull this afternoon. Low lying areas
along Route 625 and Strawberry Road could still be under water.

Rain coverage and intensity is lower than this morning and will
remain spotty into this evening. However, creeks and streams will
remain high. Exercise caution when traveling and heed any Road
closures.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Marion...
Saltville...
Chilhowie...
Rural Retreat...
and Ceres.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

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 3695 8182 3696 8178 3702 8181 3702 8180
      3717 8125 3689 8110 3678 8170 3692 8183
      3693 8183


Rs


407 am EST Fri Feb 22 2019

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late Saturday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northwest North Carolina, Virginia, and southeast
West Virginia, including the following areas, in northwest
North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, and Watauga. In Virginia,
Alleghany VA, Bath, Bland, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Giles,
Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski, Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe. In
southeast West Virginia, eastern Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe,
Summers, and western Greenbrier.

* Through late Saturday night

* widespread and frequent light rain, with periods of moderate
rain at times. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches expected through
Sunday, with locally higher amounts possible.

* Flooding of low-lying, poor drainage, and normally flood prone
areas. Some roads in flood prone areas may become flooding.
Small creeks and streams will be subject to flooding over the
next several days. Mainstem rivers could also see minor flooding
over the next several days into early next 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.