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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Heavy Rain Plus Snow Melt Could Result in Flooding Tonight and Tomorrow in the Appalachians



According to the
National Weather Service, areas that still have a bit of snow on the ground might be in for some excessive runoff that could lead to some minor flooding.

Here is the report this morning from the local NOAA All Hazards Radio Transmitter:




And the current Hazardous Weather Outlook:



HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
602 AM EST SAT JAN 16 2010

NCZ033-048>053-058-059-062>065-501-503-505-507-509-171115-
AVERY-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-GRAHAM-
NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-HENDERSON-
CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-BURKE MOUNTAINS-MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-
RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS-POLK MOUNTAINS-
602 AM EST SAT JAN 16 2010

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

HEAVY RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT...WITH UP TO TWO INCHES EXPECTED
ALONG AND JUST EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE ESCARPMENT. ALTHOUGH LESS
RAINFALL IS EXPECTED OVER THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS...INCREASED RUNOFF
COULD DEVELOP IN AREAS WHERE SNOW MELT OCCURS. LOCALIZED AREAS OF
EXCESSIVE RAINFALL AND FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE.

WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE NORTH CAROLINA
MOUNTAINS...ESPECIALLY AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3500 FEET. SUSTAINED
IND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH...WITH OCCASIONAL AND GUSTS AS HIGH AS 50
MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

NONE.

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