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Flash Flood Watch for Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes – Thursday Aug 13, 2020

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…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING…

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

  • Flash Flood Watch for portions of North Carolina…Virginia and
    southeast West Virginia, including the following areas, in North
    Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, Surry, Watauga and Wilkes. In
    Virginia, Alleghany VA, Amherst, Appomattox, Bath, Bedford, Bland,
    Botetourt, Buckingham, Campbell, Carroll, Charlotte, Craig, Floyd,
    Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Roanoke,
    Rockbridge, Smyth, Tazewell and Wythe. In southeast West Virginia,
    Mercer.
  • From Noon EDT today through this evening
  • Numerous slow moving showers and thunderstorms may produce flash
    flooding.
  • Flash flooding can be expected in areas of quick heavy rainfall
    and areas of persistent moderate or heavier rainfall. Storms could
    produce 1 to 3 inches of rain in a short period of time.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

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