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Flood Watch for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC – Monday September 5, 2022

Last Updated on September 5, 2022 4:34 am

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Alleghany VA-Bath-Roanoke-Botetourt-Rockbridge-Patrick-Franklin-
Bedford-Amherst-Henry-Mercer-Summers-Monroe-Eastern Greenbrier-
Western Greenbrier-
Including the cities of Bluefield, Bedford, Volney, Alderson, Hix,
Radford, Salem, Stuart, Flat Top, New Castle, Quinwood, Tazewell,
Clifton Forge, Martinsville, Roanoke, Hot Springs, Amherst,
Fincastle, Rocky Mount, Lewisburg, Wilkesboro, Pearisburg, Sparta,
Dobson, Troutdale, Rainelle, Buena Vista, Pulaski, West Jefferson,
Duo, Yadkinville, Covington, Galax, Whitetop, Blacksburg, Floyd,
Boone, Independence, Union, White Sulphur Springs, Marion, Danbury,
Bland, Wytheville, Hinton, and Lexington
414 AM EDT Mon Sep 5 2022


  • WHAT…Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.
  • WHERE…Portions of North Carolina, Virginia and southeast West
    Virginia, including the following areas, in North Carolina,
    Alleghany NC, Ashe, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin. In
    Virginia, Alleghany VA, Amherst, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt,
    Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Henry,
    Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Smyth, Tazewell
    and Wythe. In southeast West Virginia, Eastern Greenbrier, Mercer,
    Monroe, Summers and Western Greenbrier.
  • WHEN…Through this evening.
  • IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
    creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
  • Periods of rain can be expected throughout the day…heavy at
    times. If thunderstorms develop, the rain may become
    excessive resulting in rapid runoff and sudden stream rises.
    Average rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches can be expected
    along and west of the Blue Ridge. Locally higher amounts of 3
    to 5 inches are possible where showers and thunderstorms


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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