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Flood Watch for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC at 718 pm EDT, May 23rd 2022

Last Updated on May 23, 2022 7:25 pm

Abundant amounts of moisture will be lifting over a front in the Carolinas and intersecting with the central and southern Appalachians. This is a favorable weather pattern for excessive rainfall.

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Including the cities of Roanoke, Wilkesboro, Sparta, Pulaski,
Independence, Fincastle, Buena Vista, Floyd, Lynchburg, Wytheville,
Whitetop, Bedford, Volney, Blacksburg, Lexington, West Jefferson,
Radford, Boone, Stuart, Dobson, Rocky Mount, Galax, Salem, Marion,
Amherst, and Troutdale
717 PM EDT Mon May 23 2022


  • WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.
  • WHERE…Portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including the
    following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, Surry,
    Watauga and Wilkes. In Virginia, Amherst, Bedford, Botetourt,
    Campbell, Carroll, Floyd, Franklin, Grayson, Montgomery, Patrick,
    Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Smyth and Wythe.
  • WHEN…Through Tuesday morning.
  • IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
    creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
    Roads may become covered with water and impassable.
  • Widespread rainfall will continue through Tuesday morning.
    Rainfall rates will be moderate to heavy at times and could
    exceed 2 inches per hour. The soil is saturated from showers
    and thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. The additional
    heavy rain may produce flash flooding.


You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood
Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared
to take action should flooding develop.

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