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Flood Advisory for Watauga, Ashe &, Wilkes – Sunday August 27, 2023

Last Updated on August 27, 2023 2:40 pm

…Flood Advisory In Effect for Ashe, Watauga, Alleghany, and western Wilkes Counties in Northwest North Carolina until 530 PM EDT This Afternoon…

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237 PM EDT Sun Aug 27 2023


* WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected.

* WHERE…A portion of northwest North Carolina, including the
following counties, Alleghany NC, Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes.

* WHEN…Until 530 PM EDT.

* IMPACTS…Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
Overflowing poor drainage areas.

– At 231 PM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges
indicated heavy rain due to showeres and thunderstorms.
Excessive rainfall in some areas will result in flooding of
low-lying, flood prone, and poor drainage areas. Between 1
and 2.5 inches of rain have fallen in some parts of the Flood
Advisory area and additional heavy rainfall is ongoing and
expected to continue for at least another hour or two.
– Some areas that have received the heaviest rainfall this
afternoon include the northern half of Ashe County including
Lansing, Shatley Springs, and Clifton. Another area of
greater concern is along the Watauga/Avery county line south
of Seven Devils and Foscoe as well as Blowing Rock.

This includes the following streams and drainages…
Beaver Creek, Beaverdam Creek, Big Horse Creek, Basin Creek,
Beech Creek and Bee Tree Branch.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected
over the area.
– Some locations that will experience flooding include…

Boone… North Wilkesboro…
Wilkesboro… Sparta…
Jefferson… West Jefferson…
Blowing Rock…

– For additional information on stream, creek, river, and lake
levels please visit our web page located at:

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