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Flood Warning for Alleghany NC, Wilkes, Watauga, Ashe until 9:45am – Thursday May 21, 2020

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Alleghany NC-Wilkes NC-Watauga NC-Ashe NC-Grayson VA-
1244 AM EDT Thu May 21 2020

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

  • Flood Warning for Small Streams in…
    Alleghany County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Grayson County in southwestern Virginia…
  • Until 945 AM EDT Thursday.
  • At 1242 AM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
    that moderate to heavy rain was continuing to fall over the area.
    The heavy rain will cause flooding. Up to five inches of rain have
    already fallen.
  • Some locations that will experience flooding include…
    Boone…
    Galax…
    North Wilkesboro…
    Wilkesboro…
    Sparta…
    Jefferson…
    and West Jefferson.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

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