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Flash Flood Warning for Watauga – January 9, 2024

Last Updated on January 9, 2024 2:18 pm


Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
212 PM EST Tue Jan 9 2024

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…

* Until 815 PM EST Tuesday.

* At 212 PM EST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
heavy rain falling across the warned area. Between 2.5 and locally
4 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to
locally 2 inches are possible in the warned area through 4 pm.
Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

HAZARD…Flash flooding caused by heavy rain.

SOURCE…Radar and automated gauges.

IMPACT…Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban
areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as
other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…
Boone… Blowing Rock…
Beech Mountain… Sugar Grove…
Foscoe… Todd…
Deep Gap…

This includes the following locations…
Appalachian State University.


Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

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