McDowell Mountains NC-Caldwell Mountains NC-Burke Mountains NC-
Mitchell NC-Avery NC-
1131 PM EDT WED MAY 16 2018
...THUNDERSTORMS WITH TORRENTIAL RAINFALL WILL IMPACT NORTHEASTERN
MCDOWELL...SOUTHEASTERN MITCHELL...WEST CENTRAL CALDWELL...
SOUTHEASTERN AVERY AND NORTHWESTERN BURKE COUNTIES UNTIL 1230 AM
At 1127 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a series of thunderstorms
with torrential rainfall developing about 5 miles southeast of
Spruce Pine, and moving northeast at 15 mph along the east side of
the Blue Ridge. These showers and thunderstorms were producing
rainfall at rates of one-half to three-quarters of an inch per hour.
This rain was falling on areas already saturated by heavy rainfall
earlier in the day.
Locations to be impacted include...
Linville Falls, B.R. Parkway-Linville Falls To Grandfather, Table
Rock, Edgemont, North Cove, Pineola, Ashford, Little Switzerland,
Jonas Ridge and Woodlawn. Flooding will be possible along
tributaries to the Upper Catawba River.
Torrential rainfall may flood areas with poor drainage, such as
ditches and underpasses. Avoid these areas and do not cross flooded
roads. Water levels of small streams may also rise rapidly. Seek
higher ground if threatened by flood waters.
LAT...LON 3598 8163 3588 8176 3574 8198 3585 8212
TIME...MOT...LOC 0327Z 220DEG 12KT 3585 8198