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Flood Warning
Issued: 5:07 AM EST Nov. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saluda River at Chappells.
* Until Monday morning... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 4 am Thursday the stage was 16.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 17.1 feet by
tomorrow morning. The river will fall below flood stage by Sunday
morning.
* At 18.0 feet... the Saluda River campground including the campground
store downstream from Chappells becomes flooded. Campers should
move to higher ground.


Lat... Lon 3417 8190 3420 8168 3412 8169 3414 8187




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 9:57 AM EST Nov. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect until 7 PM EST this evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, North Carolina, and upstate
South Carolina, including the following areas, in northeast
Georgia, Elbert and Hart. In North Carolina, Alexander, Avery,
Buncombe, Burke mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell mountains,
Catawba, Cleveland, Davie, eastern McDowell, eastern Polk,
Gaston, greater Burke, greater Caldwell, greater Rutherford,
Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln, McDowell Mountains, Mecklenburg,
Mitchell, Polk mountains, Rowan, Rutherford mountains,
Transylvania, Union, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina,
Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, greater Greenville,
greater Oconee, greater Pickens, Greenville mountains,
Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee mountains, Pickens mountains,
Spartanburg, Union, and York.

* Until 7 PM EST this evening

* widespread rainfall totals of 1.5 to 2 inches have fallen
across the region since yesterday, and another 1-2 inches will
be possible across much of the western Carolinas and northeast
Georgia through late this morning.

* This heavy rainfall will impact locations that received 2 to 4
inches of rain on Monday. The ground remains saturated and
stream levels across the region are running quite high. The
additional rainfall could lead to more widespread flooding
along streams than was seen on Monday, while additional minor
flooding on some main Stem rivers is also expected.

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.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 9:57 AM EST Nov. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect until 7 PM EST this evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, North Carolina, and upstate
South Carolina, including the following areas, in northeast
Georgia, Elbert and Hart. In North Carolina, Alexander, Avery,
Buncombe, Burke mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell mountains,
Catawba, Cleveland, Davie, eastern McDowell, eastern Polk,
Gaston, greater Burke, greater Caldwell, greater Rutherford,
Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln, McDowell Mountains, Mecklenburg,
Mitchell, Polk mountains, Rowan, Rutherford mountains,
Transylvania, Union, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina,
Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, greater Greenville,
greater Oconee, greater Pickens, Greenville mountains,
Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee mountains, Pickens mountains,
Spartanburg, Union, and York.

* Until 7 PM EST this evening

* widespread rainfall totals of 1.5 to 2 inches have fallen
across the region since yesterday, and another 1-2 inches will
be possible across much of the western Carolinas and northeast
Georgia through late this morning.

* This heavy rainfall will impact locations that received 2 to 4
inches of rain on Monday. The ground remains saturated and
stream levels across the region are running quite high. The
additional rainfall could lead to more widespread flooding
along streams than was seen on Monday, while additional minor
flooding on some main Stem rivers is also expected.

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.