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Flash Flood Watch for Watauga, Ashe – Monday August 31, 2020

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Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Grayson-
Including the cities of Whitetop, Sparta, Volney, West Jefferson,
Boone, Independence, and Troutdale
310 AM EDT Mon Aug 31 2020

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT…

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

  • Flash Flood Watch for portions of northwest North Carolina and
    southwest Virginia, including the following areas, in northwest
    North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe and Watauga. In southwest
    Virginia, Grayson.
  • From 8 AM EDT this morning through late tonight
  • Heavy rain from embedded thunderstorms will occur today into
    tonight. Rainfall rates of 2 to 4 inches an hour could lead to
    flash flooding.
  • Flash flooding of local streams, creeks and urban areas will be
    possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

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