Last Updated on August 14, 2022 11:29 pm
Alert for Alleghany; Ashe; Watauga; Wilkes (North Carolina) Issued by the National Weather Service
NWS Blacksburg (Southwest Virginia)
Flood Advisory issued August 14 at 10:56PM EDT by NWS Blacksburg
…FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT MONDAY…
* 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 200 AM EDT.
* IMPACTS…Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
– At 1056 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. Minor flooding is ongoing or expected to begin
shortly in the advisory area. Between 1.5 and 2.5 inches of
rain have fallen.
– This includes the following streams and drainages…
Church Branch, Basin Creek, Cane Creek, Beaver Creek, Call
Creek, Big Laurel Creek, Big Sandy Creek, Cove Creek, Big
Pine Creek, Brush Creek, Big Horse Creek and Clear Branch.
Additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1 inch are expected
over the area. This additional rain will result in minor
– Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Jefferson… West Jefferson…
Lansing… Glendale Springs…
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.
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.
TIME…MOT…LOCAlleghany; Ashe; Watauga; Wilkes
36.4,-81.74 36.42,-81.72 36.46,-81.71 36.58,-81.51 36.56,-81.02 36.47,-80.95 36.45,-80.98 36.42,-80.95 36.4,-80.97 36.39,-80.95 36.16,-81.56 36.35,-81.81 36.36,-81.79 36.35,-81.79 36.34,-81.76 36.34,-81.71 36.4,-81.74