Franklin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 3:36 AM EDT on October 04, 2015

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia... Piedmont North Carolina and
upstate South Carolina... including the following areas... in
northeast Georgia... Elbert... Franklin... Hart and Stephens. In
Piedmont North Carolina... Cabarrus... Cleveland... Gaston...
Lincoln... Mecklenburg and Union. In upstate South Carolina...
Abbeville... Anderson... Cherokee... Chester... greater
Greenville... greater Oconee... greater Pickens... Greenwood...
Laurens... Spartanburg... Union and York.

* Through Monday morning

* heavy rain will persist today as tropical moisture continues to
wrap westward from the Atlantic coast toward the southern
Appalachians. The precipitation will gradually diminish from the
west tonight into Monday.

* Additional storm total rainfall of 2 to 4 inches is likely
across the region... with locally higher amounts south of
Greenville and into the lower Piedmont from Abbeville to
Greenwood. This heavy rainfall is expected to produce flash
flooding along smaller creeks and streams... with significant
flash flooding possible... especially in areas that already
received heavy rain in recent days. Flooding may also develop
along some main Stem rivers and possibly persist into early next
week. People living near streams should monitor the situation
closely. Be prepared to move to higher ground if your location
is threatened by flood waters.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued. Consider postponing travel
if possible. If you must travel... never drive through flooded
roadways. Turn around... dont drown.


Wind Advisory
Statement as of 3:55 AM EDT on October 04, 2015

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 8 am EDT Monday...

* locations... northeast Georgia... upstate South Carolina... and
western North Carolina.

* Hazards... strong wind gusts will combine with saturated soils to
knock down numerous trees and power lines.

* Timing... strong east to northeast winds will continue across the
area today... before very slowly diminishing tonight.

* Winds... northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Impacts... saturated soils from recent and ongoing heavy
rainfall may weaken root systems and allow strong wind gusts to
knock down numerous trees. The falling trees may result in power
outages... block roadways... and pose a hazard to life and

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult... especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution. Keep an eye on nearby trees
when heavy showers move through... especially those east or
northeast of your home.


Record Report
Statement as of 2:37 am EDT on October 04, 2015

... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Asheville NC...

A record rainfall of 2.23 inches was set at Asheville NC today. This
breaks the old record of 1.66 set in 1961.

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