Forest City, NC

8:32 PM EDT on May 24, 2017 (GMT -0400)
Forest City-Dunbar Elementary | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Flash Flood Warning, Flash Flood Watch Active Notice: Flash Flood Watch

Elev 966 ft 35.35 °N, 81.87 °W | Updated 4 minutes ago

Rain
Rain
64.6 °F
Feels Like 64.6 °F
N
1.0
Wind Variable Wind from SW
Gusts 6.0 mph

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
High -- | Low -- °F
Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.52 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 1200 ft
Mostly Cloudy 2900 ft
Overcast 9000 ft
Dew Point 63 °F
Humidity 94%
Rainfall 0.05 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:17 AM 8:31 PM
Waning Crescent, 1% visible
METAR KFQD 250025Z AUTO 29003KT 10SM -DZ SCT012 BKN029 OVC090 17/17 A2952 RMK AO2 P0002 T01710171
Pressure 29.52 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 1200 ft
Mostly Cloudy 2900 ft
Overcast 9000 ft
Dew Point 63 °F
Humidity 94%
Rainfall 0.05 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:17 AM 8:31 PM
Waning Crescent, 1% visible
METAR KFQD 250025Z AUTO 29003KT 10SM -DZ SCT012 BKN029 OVC090 17/17 A2952 RMK AO2 P0002 T01710171

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Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 6:04 PM EDT May. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
southeastern McDowell County in western North Carolina...
northwestern Rutherford County in western North Carolina...

* until midnight EDT

* at 600 PM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
heavy rain falling across the warned area. Two to four inches of
rain has fallen over the past 3-6 hours. Flash flooding is
already occurring. An additional 1-2 inches of rainfall over
the next 1-3 hours may induce additional flash flooding.

* Scattered, minor to moderate stream flooding may continue,
including along:
Cove Creek, Muddy Creek, second Broad River, and associated
tributaries of the Catawba river.

* Emergency management is reporting Cove Creek is out of its banks
in numerous locations. A mudslide has been reported on Mud Cut Rd.
In the Sugar Hill community. Street flooding is ongoing in Marion
due to heavy rain and poor drainage.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Marion, Lake James State Park, Lake James, Nebo, Shingle Hollow,
Sugar Hill, Thermal City, Pleasant Gardens, Glenwood and Fero.

* Some streets currently being impacted:
east court St, N main St, Finley Rd, condrey Rd,
Sugar Hill Rd, Zion Hill Rd, Rutherford Rd, S main St.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Do not attempt to cross
water-covered roadways, bridges, or low-level crossings. Only a few
inches of rapidly flowing water can carry away your vehicle. It is
not Worth the risk. Please turn around, don't drown.

When it is safe to do so, please report flood waters or landslides
flowing over roads or threatening property to the National Weather
Service by calling toll free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, by posting on
our facebook Page, or via twitter using hashtag nwsgsp. Your message
should describe the event and the specific location where it
occurred, including roadways, nearby cross streets, stream names and
other landmarks.


Lat... Lon 3572 8187 3569 8186 3552 8196 3543 8213
      3552 8220 3553 8217 3555 8222 3581 8199


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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 7:56 PM EDT May. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 10 PM EDT this
evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina,
including the following areas, in North Carolina, Alexander,
Burke mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell mountains, Catawba,
Cleveland, Davie, eastern McDowell, eastern Polk, Gaston,
greater Burke, greater Caldwell, greater Rutherford, Iredell,
Lincoln, McDowell Mountains, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford
mountains, and Union. In upstate South Carolina, Abbeville,
Cherokee, Chester, Greenwood, Laurens, Spartanburg, Union, and
York.

* Until 10 PM EDT this evening

* showers and thunderstorms moving east across the foothills and
Piedmont of western North Carolina this evening will produce
localized one half to one inch rainfall amounts. This rain
falling on saturated ground may quickly produce flooding in
affected areas.

* Due to the widespread rain that has fallen over much of this
area since the past weekend, the ground is near saturation and
stream levels are already running above normal. It will not
take much additional rainfall to produce flash flooding along
smaller creeks and streams. Main Stem rivers and their
associated tributaries will also rise gradually, and some
minor flooding will be possible along these streams.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.



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