Last Updated on July 11, 2019 12:19 pm
UPDATE 6:32 pm – Flash Flood Watch is CANCELLED as of 6:32 pm per NWS.
Eastern Greenbrier-Western Greenbrier-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone, Tazewell,
Marion, Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski,
Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax,
Floyd, New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs,
Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista, Bluefield,
Flat Top, Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs,
Alderson, Quinwood, Duo, and Rainelle
1215 PM EDT Thu Jul 11 2019
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING…
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a
* Flash Flood Watch for portions of northwest North Carolina,
Virginia, and southeast West Virginia, including the following
areas, in northwest North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, and
Watauga. In Virginia, Alleghany VA, Bath, Bland, Botetourt,
Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski,
Roanoke, Rockbridge, Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe. In southeast
West Virginia, Eastern Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Summers,
and Western Greenbrier.
* Until 8 PM EDT this evening
* Slow moving thunderstorms with heavy rain could cause flash
flooding of small creeks and streams. One hour rainfall rates of
up to 3 inches could occur.
* Urban areas and steeper terrain will also be prone to flash
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.