Storms Dump Nearly 4 Inches Of Rain Before Noon Friday

Overnight and early morning storms gave the High Country quite a soaking on Friday. The onslaught of rain prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Flood Warning for Watauga County until 11:45am.

Just before noon many locations had reached over 3 inches of rain, with some spots nearly hitting the 4 inch mark. The Watauga River hit 7.32 feet at 9:30am, flood stage is 6 foot.

Below are rainfall totals as collected by the National Weather Service as of 11:52am.

…Watauga County…
2 W Blowing Rock 3.90 in
3 SSE Foscoe 3.45 in
1 SW Aho 3.33 in
Boone 1se 3.26 in
1 E Seven Devils 3.14 in
Aho 3.12 in
Boone Precip (tva) 2s 3.11 in
Aho 2.96 in
1 SE Rutherwood 2.94 in
1 SSW Aho 2.90 in
1 N Foscoe 2.82 in
Boone 2.80 in
Boone 2.75 in
Seven Devils 2.60 in
Boone 2.52 in
Valle Crucis 2.12 in
1 E Silverstone 1.93 in
1 N Lovill 1.90 in
Watauga River 1.58 in
1 NNW Beech Mountain 1.55 in
2 SSW Rominger 1.44 in
1 W Reese 1.30 in

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