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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.


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

... High wind watch in effect from Sunday morning through Monday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a high wind watch, which is in effect from Sunday morning through
Monday morning.

* Locations... mountain portions of Caldwell, Burke, and McDowell
counties in western North Carolina.

* Hazards... strong to damaging winds.

* Timing... winds will turn sharply west then northwest behind a
passing cold front early Sunday. Strong winds will increase
through the day and persist into Sunday night.

* Winds... west 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 45 to 55 mph, especially
along the higher ridges.

* Impacts... gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree
limbs could be blown down and scattered power outages may
result.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.



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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