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Hazardous Weather Outlook...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
440 AM EST Fri Feb 22 2019

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Southern Jackson-Transylvania-Henderson-Polk Mountains-
440 AM EST Fri Feb 22 2019


This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the central and southern
mountains of western North Carolina.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Flood Watch.

In addition, a few thunderstorms could produce isolated cloud-to-
ground lightning strikes this morning.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

An unsettled weather pattern will continue across the region into the
weekend. Occasionally heavy rain will be possible off and on,
especially ahead of a cold front on Saturday night. As rounds of
widespread rainfall develop across the area, the threat of flooding
along main stem rivers and streams will increase.

In addition, expect very gusty southwest winds Saturday night ahead
of the cold front, and then very gusty northwest winds after the
frontal passage Sunday and Sunday night.


Spotters should relay any reports of flooding to the National Weather


Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
401 AM EST Fri Feb 22 2019


.A very moist pattern will persist across the region, producing
rounds of moderate to locally heavy rain. Soils have become
saturated across the region. Each additional round of rain is
thus producing increasingly rapid responses in stream levels, and
there is an increased threat for flooding. The threat is greatest
across the southwestern North Carolina mountains and foothills,
western Upstate South Carolina, and adjacent areas of northeast

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Transylvania-Henderson-Polk Mountains-Eastern Polk-
Oconee Mountains-Pickens Mountains-Greenville Mountains-
Greater Oconee-Greater Pickens-Greater Greenville-Spartanburg-
Including the cities of Clayton, Pine Mountain, Mountain City,
Cornelia, Baldwin, Demorest, Clarkesville, Hollywood, Boydville,
Toccoa, Royston, Whitworth, Lavonia, Franklin Springs, Canon,
Hartwell, Nuberg, Reed Creek, Faust, Mars Hill, Marshall, Walnut,
Allenstand, Hot Springs, Luck, Newfound Gap, Alarka, Almond,
Bryson City, Luada, Smokemont, Wesser, Waynesville, Waterville,
Canton, Cruso, Cove Creek, Lake Junaluska, Asheville,
Robbinsville, Stecoah, Cullowhee, Tuckasegee, Sylva, Franklin,
Rainbow Springs, Kyle, Nantahala Lake, Highlands, Wolf Mountain,
Cashiers, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Little River, Hendersonville,
Fletcher, Dana, East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah, Saluda, Tryon,
Columbus, Lake Adger, Mill Spring, Mountain Rest, Walhalla,
Westminster, Pumpkintown, Tigerville, Gowensville, Caesars Head,
Cleveland, Marietta, Seneca, Oakway, Easley, Dacusville, Clemson,
Greenville, Taylors, Greer, Mauldin, Fork Shoals, Simpsonville,
Berea, Spartanburg, and Anderson
401 AM EST Fri Feb 22 2019


The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina, and
  upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
  northeast Georgia, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and
  Stephens. In western North Carolina, Buncombe, Eastern Polk,
  Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Macon, Madison, Northern Jackson,
  Polk Mountains, Southern Jackson, Swain, and Transylvania. In
  upstate South Carolina, Anderson, Greater Greenville, Greater
  Oconee, Greater Pickens, Greenville Mountains, Oconee
  Mountains, Pickens Mountains, and Spartanburg.

* through this evening

* Additional moderate to locally heavy rain falling on saturated
  soils, continues to produce rapid river and stream level
  responses. Additional rainfall totals around an inch are
  expected across the Watch area today, with locally higher
  amounts up to 2 inches possible on south-facing ridges. The
  majority of this precipitation will be runoff.

* Flooding of area streams and mainstem rivers will likely
  inundate low-lying areas adjacent to streams, including
  farmland, parks, and campgrounds. Flooding is most likely
  along the upper French Broad River and associated tributaries.
  Periods of heavy rain can overwhelm or clog storm drains and
  ditches with debris and cause extensive street flooding and
  road ponding. This is especially true this time of year as
  fallen leaves block or impede drainage systems.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

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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