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Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:44 AM EST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

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

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of northwest North Carolina, Virginia, and southeast
West Virginia, including the following areas, in northwest
North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, and Watauga. In Virginia,
Alleghany VA, Bath, Bland, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Giles,
Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski, Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe. In
southeast West Virginia, eastern Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe,
Summers, and western Greenbrier.

* Through Sunday morning

* widespread nearly continuous light rain with periods of moderate
rainfall likely. Rainfall totals of 2 inches are expected
through Sunday, with locally higher amounts possible.

* Flooding of low-lying, poor drainage, and normally flood prone
areas. Small creeks and streams will be subject to flooding as
well as larger mainstem rivers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts and existing soil conditions.

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.





High Wind Watch
Issued: 1:56 AM EST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

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

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

* Winds... west 25 to 35 mph with gusts over 60 mph possible.

* Timing... winds increasing Sunday morning and continuing through
Sunday night into early Monday morning, especially at the higher
elevations.

* Impacts... tree limbs will be blown down. Trees in waterlogged
soil will topple over, increasing the potential for power
outages. Driving high profile vehicles will be very difficult.

* Locations... along and west of the Blue Ridge

* hazards... strong wind gusts

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.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:44 AM EST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

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

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of northwest North Carolina, Virginia, and southeast
West Virginia, including the following areas, in northwest
North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, and Watauga. In Virginia,
Alleghany VA, Bath, Bland, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Giles,
Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski, Smyth, Tazewell, and Wythe. In
southeast West Virginia, eastern Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe,
Summers, and western Greenbrier.

* Through Sunday morning

* widespread nearly continuous light rain with periods of moderate
rainfall likely. Rainfall totals of 2 inches are expected
through Sunday, with locally higher amounts possible.

* Flooding of low-lying, poor drainage, and normally flood prone
areas. Small creeks and streams will be subject to flooding as
well as larger mainstem rivers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts and existing soil conditions.

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.