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Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:58 AM EST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect through Sunday morning...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a

* Flood Watch for portions of northeast Georgia, North Carolina,
and upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
northeast Georgia, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and
Stephens. In North Carolina, Alexander, Avery, Buncombe, Burke
mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell mountains, Catawba, Cleveland,
Davie, eastern McDowell, eastern Polk, Gaston, Graham, greater
Burke, greater Caldwell, greater Rutherford, Haywood,
Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell
Mountains, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, northern Jackson, Polk
mountains, Rowan, Rutherford mountains, southern Jackson,
Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina,
Anderson, Cherokee, greater Greenville, greater Oconee,
greater Pickens, Greenville mountains, Oconee mountains,
Pickens mountains, Spartanburg, and York.

* Through Sunday morning

* many area rivers have already risen out of their banks or have
caused minor flooding. Additional rainfall today and tonight,
and especially early Sunday, will cause rivers to keep rising.
This will result in flooding on some rivers where it may not
have occurred recently, and in poorly drained areas even away
from rivers.

* Roads may cover with water in some areas, becoming impassable.
Rivers may rise into campgrounds, Parks, and other recreational
sites along their banks.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.


Wimberley


Wind Advisory, High Wind Watch
Issued: 3:20 AM EST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect from 7 PM this evening to 7 am EST
Sunday above 3500 feet...
... High wind watch in effect from Sunday morning through Monday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a Wind Advisory above 3500 feet, which is in effect from 7 PM
this evening to 7 am EST Sunday. A high wind watch has also been
issued. This high wind watch is in effect from Sunday morning
through Monday morning.

* Locations... Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties in the northern
mountains of western North Carolina.

* Hazards... very windy conditions at the higher elevations
tonight, then strong to damaging winds throughout on Sunday and
Sunday night.

* Timing... southerly winds will increase this evening and peak in
the early overnight hours ahead of an approaching cold front.
Winds will turn sharply west then northwest on Sunday and
increase through the afternoon.

* Winds... southwest winds at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts of 40 to 50
mph, at elevations above 3500 feet tonight. West to northwest
winds at 20 to 30 mph, with gusts of 50 to 55 mph, on Sunday and
Sunday night.

* Impacts... strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power
lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

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.

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of
weather information for the latest updates. Additional details
can be found at www.Weather.Gov/gsp.






Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:58 AM EST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect through Sunday morning...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a

* Flood Watch for portions of northeast Georgia, North Carolina,
and upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
northeast Georgia, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and
Stephens. In North Carolina, Alexander, Avery, Buncombe, Burke
mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell mountains, Catawba, Cleveland,
Davie, eastern McDowell, eastern Polk, Gaston, Graham, greater
Burke, greater Caldwell, greater Rutherford, Haywood,
Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell
Mountains, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, northern Jackson, Polk
mountains, Rowan, Rutherford mountains, southern Jackson,
Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina,
Anderson, Cherokee, greater Greenville, greater Oconee,
greater Pickens, Greenville mountains, Oconee mountains,
Pickens mountains, Spartanburg, and York.

* Through Sunday morning

* many area rivers have already risen out of their banks or have
caused minor flooding. Additional rainfall today and tonight,
and especially early Sunday, will cause rivers to keep rising.
This will result in flooding on some rivers where it may not
have occurred recently, and in poorly drained areas even away
from rivers.

* Roads may cover with water in some areas, becoming impassable.
Rivers may rise into campgrounds, Parks, and other recreational
sites along their banks.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.


Wimberley