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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

It's Gonna Rain, and Maybe Flood a Little


We have a Flash Flood Watch on for the mountains of western North Carolina tonight, so if you are out and about...be careful.








The National Weather Service has issued the following Advisory:


...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA...WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND
UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN
NORTHEAST GEORGIA...HABERSHAM...RABUN AND STEPHENS. IN WESTERN
NORTH CAROLINA...AVERY...BURKE MOUNTAINS...BUNCOMBE...CALDWELL
MOUNTAINS...GRAHAM...HAYWOOD...HENDERSON...MCDOWELL
MOUNTAINS...MACON...MADISON...MITCHELL...NORTHERN JACKSON...
POLK MOUNTAINS...RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS...SOUTHERN JACKSON...
SWAIN...TRANSYLVANIA AND YANCEY. IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...
GREATER GREENVILLE...GREATER OCONEE...GREATER PICKENS...
GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS...OCONEE MOUNTAINS AND PICKENS MOUNTAINS.

* THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING

* PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY
MORNING. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ARE
LIKELY IN THE WATCH AREA...AND LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS COULD FALL
ALONG THE SOUTH FACING SLOPES OF THE MOUNTAINS.

* FLOODING OF BOTH STREAMS AND SOME LARGER RIVERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE WITH THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN. ANY EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORM
ACTIVITY WILL INCREASE RAINFALL RATES AND RESULT IN A GREATER
RISK OF FLASH FLOODING.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.


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