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Flood Advisory for Watauga & Wilkes – Sunday July 17, 2022

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Last Updated on July 17, 2022 1:18 pm

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
108 PM EDT Sun Jul 17 2022

.Thunderstorms are producing heavy rainfall across eastern and
southern Watauga County between Beech Mountain, Boone, and Deep Gap.

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Watauga NC-Wilkes NC-
108 PM EDT Sun Jul 17 2022

…FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON…

  • WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected.
  • WHERE…The following counties, Watauga and Wilkes in northwest
    North Carolina.
  • WHEN…Until 300 PM EDT.
  • IMPACTS…Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
    Ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is
    imminent.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
  • At 106 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
    thunderstorms. Overflowing poor drainage areas will cause
    minor flooding in the advisory area. Between 1.5 and 2.5
    inches of rain have already fallen.
  • Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected
    over the area. This additional rain will result in minor
    flooding.
  • Some locations that will experience flooding include…
    Boone… Blowing Rock…
    Beech Mountain… Deep Gap…
    Foscoe… Seven Devils…
    Aho…
  • http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.

When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of flooding,
including mudslides or flooded roads, to the National Weather
Service by calling toll free at 1…8 6 6…2 1 5…4 3 2 4. Reports
and pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service
Blacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter.

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