987  
WGUS62 KGSP 200104  
FFAGSP  
 
FLOOD WATCH  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC  
904 PM EDT SAT MAY 19 2018  
   
..CONTINUED THREAT OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
.ABUNDANT SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE OVER THE AREA CONTINUES TO ALLOW  
FOR ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP ALONG THE BLUE  
RIDGE. EXPECT THIS ACTIVITY TO CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING WITH  
THE CONTINUED POTENTIAL FOR LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING.  
 
NCZ033-049-050-053-064-065-501>510-SCZ002-003-200400-  
/O.CON.KGSP.FF.A.0004.000000T0000Z-180520T0400Z/  
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
AVERY-YANCEY-MITCHELL-BUNCOMBE-TRANSYLVANIA-HENDERSON-  
CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-GREATER CALDWELL-BURKE MOUNTAINS-GREATER BURKE-  
MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-EASTERN MCDOWELL-RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS-  
GREATER RUTHERFORD-POLK MOUNTAINS-EASTERN POLK-PICKENS MOUNTAINS-  
GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF INGALLS, BANNER ELK, NEWLAND, SWISS,  
BURNSVILLE, CELO, MICAVILLE, RAMSEYTOWN, BUSICK,  
MOUNT MITCHELL STATE PARK, SPRUCE PINE, POPLAR, ASHEVILLE,  
BREVARD, CEDAR MOUNTAIN, LITTLE RIVER, HENDERSONVILLE, FLETCHER,  
DANA, EAST FLAT ROCK, TUXEDO, ETOWAH, PATTERSON, KINGS CREEK,  
LENOIR, SAWMILLS, GRANITE FALLS, JONAS RIDGE, MORGANTON,  
PLEASANT GROVE, VALDESE, ASHFORD, SUGAR HILL, WOODLAWN, OLD FORT,  
MARION, NEBO, DYSARTSVILLE, FERO, GLENWOOD, LAKE LURE,  
FOREST CITY, RUTHERFORDTON, SPINDALE, SALUDA, TRYON, COLUMBUS,  
LAKE ADGER, MILL SPRING, PUMPKINTOWN, TIGERVILLE, GOWENSVILLE,  
CAESARS HEAD, CLEVELAND, AND MARIETTA  
904 PM EDT SAT MAY 19 2018  
 
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT  
TONIGHT...  
 
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR  
 
* PORTIONS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA,  
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA,  
AVERY, BUNCOMBE, BURKE MOUNTAINS, CALDWELL MOUNTAINS, EASTERN  
MCDOWELL, EASTERN POLK, GREATER BURKE, GREATER CALDWELL,  
GREATER RUTHERFORD, HENDERSON, MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS, MITCHELL,  
POLK MOUNTAINS, RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS, TRANSYLVANIA, AND  
YANCEY. IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA, GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS AND  
PICKENS MOUNTAINS.  
 
* UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT  
 
* RECENT HEAVY RAINS HAVE SATURATED THE GROUND AND ANY  
ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL CONTINUE THE FLASH FLOOD RISK. SMALL  
STREAMS AND CREEKS MAY BE OVERWHELMED AND COULD RISE OUT OF  
THEIR BANKS, FLOODING NEARBY LOWLANDS.  
 
* ROADS MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER. SOME BRIDGES OR LOW-  
WATER CROSSINGS MAY BE WASHED AWAY.  
 
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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