709  
WGUS61 KRNK 031943  
FFARNK  
 
FLOOD WATCH  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
343 PM EDT FRI AUG 3 2018  
 
...PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS COULD LEAD TO FLASH  
FLOODING THROUGH THIS EVENING...  
 
.PERSISTENT SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL KEEP THE ATMOSPHERE VERY MOIST  
OVER OUR REGION THROUGH THIS EVENING WITH A SLOW MOVING FRONT AND  
SEVERAL UPPER DISTURBANCES BRINGING PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN. SEVERAL INCHES OF RAIN COULD OCCUR  
IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME LEADING TO FLASH FLOODING.  
 
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WVZ042>044-507-508-040000-  
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ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-SURRY-STOKES-ROCKINGHAM-CASWELL-WATAUGA-WILKES-  
YADKIN-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-  
GRAYSON-CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-  
ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-  
CAMPBELL-APPOMATTOX-BUCKINGHAM-HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-MERCER-SUMMERS-  
MONROE-EASTERN GREENBRIER-WESTERN GREENBRIER-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WEST JEFFERSON, SPARTA, DOBSON, DANBURY,  
EDEN, YANCEYVILLE, BOONE, WILKESBORO, YADKINVILLE, TAZEWELL,  
MARION, BLAND, PEARISBURG, WYTHEVILLE, RADFORD, PULASKI,  
BLACKSBURG, INDEPENDENCE, WHITETOP, TROUTDALE, VOLNEY, GALAX,  
FLOYD, NEW CASTLE, CLIFTON FORGE, COVINGTON, HOT SPRINGS,  
ROANOKE, SALEM, FINCASTLE, LEXINGTON, BUENA VISTA, STUART,  
ROCKY MOUNT, BEDFORD, AMHERST, MARTINSVILLE, DANVILLE, LYNCHBURG,  
APPOMATTOX, SOUTH BOSTON, KEYSVILLE, BLUEFIELD, FLAT TOP, HINTON,  
HIX, UNION, LEWISBURG, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, ALDERSON, QUINWOOD,  
DUO, AND RAINELLE  
343 PM EDT FRI AUG 3 2018  
 
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS  
EVENING...  
 
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR  
 
* PORTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA, AND SOUTHEAST WEST  
VIRGINIA, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN NORTH CAROLINA,  
ALLEGHANY NC, ASHE, CASWELL, ROCKINGHAM, STOKES, SURRY,  
WATAUGA, WILKES, AND YADKIN. IN VIRGINIA, ALLEGHANY VA,  
AMHERST, APPOMATTOX, BATH, BEDFORD, BLAND, BOTETOURT,  
BUCKINGHAM, CAMPBELL, CARROLL, CHARLOTTE, CRAIG, FLOYD,  
FRANKLIN, GILES, GRAYSON, HALIFAX, HENRY, MONTGOMERY, PATRICK,  
PITTSYLVANIA, PULASKI, ROANOKE, ROCKBRIDGE, SMYTH, TAZEWELL,  
AND WYTHE. IN SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA, EASTERN GREENBRIER,  
MERCER, MONROE, SUMMERS, AND WESTERN GREENBRIER.  
 
* UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING  
 
* REPETITIVE ROUNDS OF HEAVY RAIN FROM THUNDERSTORMS ON  
INCREASINGLY SATURATED SOILS WILL MAKE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE  
FOR FLASH FLOODING THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* EXPECT ON AVERAGE AN ADDITIONAL INCH OF RAIN THROUGH THIS  
EVENING. HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE IN SHORT PERIODS OF TIME  
WHICH COULD CAUSE FLASH FLOODING. STREAMS, CREEKS, AND SMALL  
RIVERS, AS WELL AS URBAN AREAS COULD HAVE FLOODING ISSUES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD  
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.  
REMEMBER...TURN AROUND...DON'T DROWN!  
 
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION  
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.  
 

 
 

 
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