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Flash Flood Watch From Noon Through This Evening – Monday June 10, 2019

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Boone,
Wilkesboro, Marion, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski, Blacksburg,
Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd, Roanoke,
Salem, Stuart, and Rocky Mount
347 AM EDT Mon Jun 10 2019

…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 and Virginia,
including the following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany
NC, Ashe, Surry, Watauga, and Wilkes. In Virginia, Carroll,
Floyd, Franklin, Grayson, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski,
Roanoke, Smyth, and Wythe.

* From noon EDT today through this evening.

* Showers and thunderstorms may produce added rainfall totals of 1
to 2 inches with locally higher amounts possible along the
southern Blue Ridge. This rainfall will likely fall in a rather
short period and given high rainfall rates, flash flooding may
result.

* The heavy rain may cause creeks and streams to leave their banks
including rapid rises of flowing water in naturally low areas.
Isolated land slides could also occur given the saturated soils.

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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