• Flash Flood Warning

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    NCC189-111445- /O.CON.KRNK.FF.W.0115.000000T0000Z-181011T1445Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Watauga NC- 842 AM EDT THU OCT 11 2018 ...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1045 AM EDT FOR WATAUGA COUNTY... * At 838 AM EDT, the public reported flash flooding over several roads within the county. Moderate to heavy rainfall was continuing to move into Watauga County from the south and southeast. This rainfall is associated with the outer circulation of Tropical Storm Michael. The rainfall will increase in intensity and coverage through the morning and persist for an extended period of time. * The ground across Watauga County is totally saturated from repeated heavy rainfall in recent weeks. Flash flooding and flooding occurred quickly Wednesday evening as a band of heavy rainfall in advance of Hurricane Michael moved through the area. * Flash flooding is occurring in some locations and is expected to begin shortly in others. Some locations that will experience flooding include... Boone... Blowing Rock... Beech Mountain... Foscoe... and Sugar Grove. This includes The following Location Appalachian State University. This includes the following streams and drainages... Stony Fork... Meat Camp Creek... Vanderpool Creek... Watauga River... and Craborchard Creek. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. 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 3634 8185 3636 8180 3634 8177 3633 8171 3639 8173 3639 8172 3635 8164 3627 8157 3624 8148 3619 8146 3614 8150 3612 8154 3611 8181 3616 8183 3619 8186 3619 8188 3621 8191 3623 8191 3626 8189 3629 8192 $$

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