Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone,
Wilkesboro, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, and Volney
304 PM EDT Wed May 20 2020
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING…
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
- Portions of northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia,
including the following areas, in northwest North Carolina,
Alleghany NC, Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes. In southwest
- Through Thursday evening.
- Expect periods of rain, heavy at times. Additional rainfall
amounts of 3 to 5 inches possible with locally higher amounts.
- Flash flooding will be possible in areas of heavy rainfall,
especially in steep mountainous terrain. Creeks, streams,
rivers, and low-lying normally flood prone areas will be
subject to flooding. Landslide potential is increased,
especially in locations with more than five inches of rain.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
Remember…TURN AROUND…DON'T DROWN!
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.