Transylvania Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 5:38 AM EDT on October 04, 2015

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has extended

* Flood Warning for...
Transylvania County in western North Carolina...

* until 1145 am EDT Sunday

* at 532 am EDT... local law enforcement reported several Road
closures around the County due to flooding. Up to two inches of
rain have fallen since early Saturday afternoon... with periods of
moderate to heavy rainfall still expected today.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Brevard... Rosman... DuPont state Forest... Lake Toxaway... Looking
Glass... gorges State Park... Cedar Mountain... Penrose... Balsam Grove
and connestee.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Do not drive around barricades
and do not drive into areas where water covers the roadway. Only a
few inches of rapidly flowing water can carry away your vehicle. Turn
around... don't drown.

The additional heavy rain will increase the risk of landslides...
especially in areas where slides have occurred in the past. Be
especially alert if you are near a stream... especially at the base of
a mountain or in a Cove. Watch for loose moving soil and rocks or a
sudden increase in streamflow. Leave the area quickly if this is
observed. When driving along roads where the terrain is steep or
rocky... watch and listen for Falling Rocks... mud... trees... and

Please report flood water flowing over roads or threatening
property... or landslides to the National Weather Service Greenville
Spartanburg by calling toll free... 1... 800... 2 6 7... 8 1 0 1... or by
posting on our facebook Page... or tweet it using hashtag nwsgsp. Your
message should describe the event and the specific location where it

Lat... Lon 3513 8298 3522 8296 3523 8293 3529 8292
      3532 8283 3542 8274 3530 8262 3515 8259
      3514 8258 3512 8266 3513 8268 3510 8270
      3509 8273 3507 8275 3507 8278 3509 8279
      3503 8301 3504 8304 3505 8306


1151 PM EDT Sat Oct 3 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
the French Broad River at Blantyre
* until Tuesday afternoon
* at 2330 PM Saturday the stage was... 16.0 feet
* minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast
* minor flood stage is 16.0 feet
* the river will continue rising to near 18.5 feet by early Monday
morning. The river will fall below flood stage early Tuesday
* Impacts... at 18.0 feet... the river will overtop the Railroad tracks
near Fodderstack Mountain and river roads. Flooding of most of
areas between the river and Railroad tracks will continue.
* At 17.5 feet... the river will begin to overtop the
Railroad tracks south of Grove Road. Flooding of most areas between
the river and Railroad will continue.
* At 17.0 feet... water will approach buildings north of
Grove bridge Road along Highway 64. Farmland between the river and
the Railroad will be flooded. Water will approach low lying areas
on Grove bridge, Pleasant Grove and tally roads.
* At 16.0 feet... flood stage is reached, Farmfields in low
lying areas and a local tree farm and greenhouse near Grove bridge
Road will be flooded. Parts of Pleasant Grove Road will be covered
with 6 inches of water mainly on tally Road and near creeks edge

Lat... Lon 3538 8257 3537 8250 3529 8254 3521 8267
      3526 8274 3534 8261

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... western North Carolina and
upstate South Carolina... including the following areas... in
northeast Georgia... Habersham and Rabun. In western North
Carolina... Buncombe... eastern McDowell... eastern Polk...
Graham... greater Rutherford... Haywood... Henderson... Macon...
Madison... McDowell Mountains... Mitchell... northern Jackson...
Polk mountains... Rutherford mountains... southern Jackson...
Swain... Transylvania and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina...
Greenville mountains... Oconee mountains and Pickens mountains.

* Through Monday morning

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

* Additional rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are expected across
the mountains... with locally higher amounts possible along the
eastern slopes. This heavy rainfall... impacting locations where
the ground is already saturated and streams and rivers are
running quite high... may produce flash flooding along smaller
creeks and streams. In addition... heavy runoff on already
saturated mountain terrain can trigger landslides and
mudslides... especially in places where slope movement has
occurred in the past. Flooding will also likely develop and
persist along a few main Stem rivers. People living near streams
should monitor the situation closely and be prepared to seek
higher ground if 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.

Rainfall of more than five inches in similar storms has been
associated with an increased risk of landslides and Rockslides.
If you live on a Mountainside or in a Cove at the base of a
mountain... especially near a stream... be ready to leave in
advance of the storm or as quickly as possible should rising
water... moving Earth... or rocks threaten.

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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