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Flash Flood Watch for Watauga & Ashe – Wednesday March 31, 2021

Last Updated on March 31, 2021 1:58 pm

UPDATE – NWS has CANCELLED the Flash Flood Watch as of 1:55 pm.


…Moderate to heavy rainfall expected through tonight…

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Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, and Boone
308 AM EDT Wed Mar 31 2021

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has expanded the

  • Flash Flood Watch to include a portion of northwest North
    Carolina, including the following areas, Alleghany NC, Ashe,
    and Watauga.
  • Through this evening
  • Showers and a few thunderstorms will bring moderate to heavy
    rain across the watch area today in association with a cold
    frontal passage. Flash flooding will be possible, especially
    where multiple showers or storms cross the same location in a
    short period of time.
  • Small streams may leave their banks and water may threaten
    life and property.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Move to higher ground if a flash flood warning is issued or flash
flooding is observed.

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