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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:11 PM EDT on May 27, 2018

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 29, 2018


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 8 PM EDT this evening
through Tuesday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina, and
upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
northeast Georgia, Rabun. In western North Carolina, Avery,
Buncombe, Burke mountains, Caldwell mountains, eastern
McDowell, eastern Polk, Graham, greater Burke, greater
Caldwell, greater Rutherford, Haywood, Henderson, Macon,
Madison, McDowell Mountains, Mitchell, northern Jackson, Polk
mountains, Rutherford mountains, southern Jackson, Swain,
Transylvania, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina,
Greenville mountains, Oconee mountains, and Pickens mountains.

* From 8 PM EDT this evening through Tuesday morning

* abundant tropical moisture will arrive over the western
Carolinas and northeast Georgia tonight and persist through the
early part of the week. Rainfall totals around the region this
week will likely reach or exceed 3 to 6 inches, with some
locations along the eastern and southern slopes of the southern
Appalachians seeing 6 to 8 inches. Locally heavier rainfall will
be possible in locations that see repeated rounds of
thunderstorms where rainfall rates could reach 1 to 2 inches
per hour in the heaviest downpours. This heavy rain will fall on
ground already saturated by rainfall over the past 7 to 10
days.

* Flash flooding of streams and creeks could develop very
quickly under these circumstances. Landslides will be quite
possible, especially in mountainous terrain known to be prone
to landslides, and even along some steep slopes where
landslides have not occurred for many years. Main Stem river
flooding will be quite likely as well, especially along rivers
in the southern and central North Carolina mountains such as
the French Broad River, the Tuckasegee River, and the little
Tennessee River.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Make plans now to avoid travel during the peak of the heavy
rainfall. Also have plans on where to flee to higher ground if
flash flooding affects your location.

Rainfall of more than five inches in similar storms has been
associated with an increased risk of landslides and Rockslides.
If you live on a Mountainside or in a Cove at the base of a
mountain, especially near a stream, be ready to leave in advance
of the storm or as quickly as possible should rising water,
moving Earth, or rocks threaten. Consider postponing travel on
mountain roads during the period of heavy rainfall.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.





Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:11 PM EDT on May 27, 2018

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 29, 2018


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 8 PM EDT this evening
through Tuesday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina, and
upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
northeast Georgia, Rabun. In western North Carolina, Avery,
Buncombe, Burke mountains, Caldwell mountains, eastern
McDowell, eastern Polk, Graham, greater Burke, greater
Caldwell, greater Rutherford, Haywood, Henderson, Macon,
Madison, McDowell Mountains, Mitchell, northern Jackson, Polk
mountains, Rutherford mountains, southern Jackson, Swain,
Transylvania, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina,
Greenville mountains, Oconee mountains, and Pickens mountains.

* From 8 PM EDT this evening through Tuesday morning

* abundant tropical moisture will arrive over the western
Carolinas and northeast Georgia tonight and persist through the
early part of the week. Rainfall totals around the region this
week will likely reach or exceed 3 to 6 inches, with some
locations along the eastern and southern slopes of the southern
Appalachians seeing 6 to 8 inches. Locally heavier rainfall will
be possible in locations that see repeated rounds of
thunderstorms where rainfall rates could reach 1 to 2 inches
per hour in the heaviest downpours. This heavy rain will fall on
ground already saturated by rainfall over the past 7 to 10
days.

* Flash flooding of streams and creeks could develop very
quickly under these circumstances. Landslides will be quite
possible, especially in mountainous terrain known to be prone
to landslides, and even along some steep slopes where
landslides have not occurred for many years. Main Stem river
flooding will be quite likely as well, especially along rivers
in the southern and central North Carolina mountains such as
the French Broad River, the Tuckasegee River, and the little
Tennessee River.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Make plans now to avoid travel during the peak of the heavy
rainfall. Also have plans on where to flee to higher ground if
flash flooding affects your location.

Rainfall of more than five inches in similar storms has been
associated with an increased risk of landslides and Rockslides.
If you live on a Mountainside or in a Cove at the base of a
mountain, especially near a stream, be ready to leave in advance
of the storm or as quickly as possible should rising water,
moving Earth, or rocks threaten. Consider postponing travel on
mountain roads during the period of heavy rainfall.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.





Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Tropical Storm Warning , Hurricane Statement , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch, Tropical Storm Warning
Alaska - Special Statement
Arkansas - Flood Warning
Colorado - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Warning , Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
Delaware - Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
District of Columbia - Flash Flood Watch
Florida - Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Hurricane Statement , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement , High Surf Warning, Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch, Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch , High Surf Warning, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement, Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch, Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Flood Statement, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch, Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Statement , Lake Wind Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Special Statement , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Georgia - Hurricane Statement , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement , Special Statement
Hawaii - Special Statement
Idaho - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Indiana - Air Quality Alert , Special Statement
Iowa - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Kansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Heat Advisory , Record Report
Kentucky - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Louisiana -
Maryland - Tornado Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Michigan - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Air Quality Alert , Special Statement , Record Report
Minnesota - Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Mississippi - Hurricane Statement , Flash Flood Watch
Missouri - Flood Warning , Heat Advisory , Special Statement
Montana - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory
Nebraska - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Heat Advisory , Record Report
Nevada - Flash Flood Watch
New Jersey - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch
New Mexico - Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
New York - Coastal Hazard Statement, Coastal Flood Statement , Coastal Hazard Statement , Special Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Coastal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch , Record Report
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Record Report
Ohio - Flood Warning
Oklahoma - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Special Statement
Pennsylvania - Areal Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Puerto Rico - Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch
South Dakota - Flash Flood Watch , Heat Advisory
Tennessee - Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch
Texas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Heat Advisory , Air Quality Alert , Special Statement , Special Statement, Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Vermont - Special Statement
Virginia - Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Washington - Flood Warning
West Virginia - Flash Flood Watch
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Wyoming - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Special Statement

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