781  
WGUS62 KRAH 230714  
FFARAH  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WATCH  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC  
314 AM EDT MON JUL 23 2018  
 
...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL AND THREAT OF FLASH FLOODING EXPECTED OVER  
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...  
 
.A LARGE UPPER TROUGH AND DEEP SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL PRODUCE  
PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, AND THE THREAT OF FLASH  
FLOODING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING. REPETITIVE THUNDERSTORMS WITH  
VERY HEAVY RAIN ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN,  
WITH LOCAL 5 INCHES POSSIBLE THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.  
 
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PERSON-GRANVILLE-VANCE-WARREN-HALIFAX-FORSYTH-GUILFORD-ALAMANCE-  
ORANGE-DURHAM-FRANKLIN-NASH-EDGECOMBE-DAVIDSON-RANDOLPH-CHATHAM-  
WAKE-JOHNSTON-WILSON-STANLY-MONTGOMERY-MOORE-LEE-HARNETT-WAYNE-  
ANSON-RICHMOND-SCOTLAND-HOKE-CUMBERLAND-SAMPSON-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUSHY FORK, CONCORD, ROXBORO, SURL,  
OXFORD, BUTNER, CREEDMOOR, DABNEY, HENDERSON, NORLINA, WISE,  
AFTON, WARRENTON, LAKE GASTON, ROANOKE RAPIDS, PFAFFTOWN,  
STANLEYVILLE, WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, LAKE TOWNSEND,  
HIGH POINT, BURLINGTON, GRAHAM, CHAPEL HILL, CARRBORO, BETHESDA,  
DURHAM, RESEARCH TRIANGLE, PILOT, INGLESIDE, LOUISBURG,  
FRANKLINTON, NASHVILLE, AVENTON, RED OAK, SHARPSBURG,  
SPRING HOPE, ROCKY MOUNT, LEXINGTON, THOMASVILLE, ASHEBORO, ULAH,  
ARCHDALE, TRINITY, HASTY, SILER CITY, BYNUM, MONCURE, PITTSBORO,  
RALEIGH, CARY, SMITHFIELD, CLAYTON, FLOWERS, SELMA, BENSON,  
COATS CROSSROADS, NEW HOPE, WILSON, ALBEMARLE, PLYLER, TROY,  
BISCOE, MOUNT GILEAD, PEKIN, BADIN LAKE, ELDORADO,  
SOUTHERN PINES, PINEHURST, ABERDEEN, EAGLE SPRINGS, SEVEN LAKES,  
CUMNOCK, GUM SPRINGS, SANFORD, TRAMWAY, DUNN, ANDERSON CREEK,  
TIMBERLAKE, DUNCAN, ERWIN, ANGIER, LILLINGTON, GOLDSBORO,  
WADESBORO, POLKTON, ROCKINGHAM, HAMLET, EAST ROCKINGHAM,  
LAUREL HILL, LAURINBURG, ANTIOCH, ASHLEY HEIGHTS, RAEFORD,  
ROCKFISH, SILVER CITY, FAYETTEVILLE, FORT BRAGG, AND CLINTON  
314 AM EDT MON JUL 23 2018  
   
..FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA,  
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, ALAMANCE, ANSON, CHATHAM,  
CUMBERLAND, DAVIDSON, DURHAM, EDGECOMBE, FORSYTH, FRANKLIN,  
GRANVILLE, GUILFORD, HALIFAX, HARNETT, HOKE, JOHNSTON, LEE,  
MONTGOMERY, MOORE, NASH, ORANGE, PERSON, RANDOLPH, RICHMOND,  
SAMPSON, SCOTLAND, STANLY, VANCE, WAKE, WARREN, WAYNE, AND  
WILSON.  
 
* THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT  
 
* RECENT THUNDERSTORMS HAVE SATURATED THE SOIL OVER A LARGE  
PORTION OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA. DISTURBANCES ROTATING AROUND  
A LARGE UPPER TROUGH, WILL COMBINE WITH A DEEP SOUTHERLY FLOW  
AND LOW LEVEL BOUNDARIES TO PRODUCE ADDITIONAL ROUNDS OF  
THUNDERSTORMS TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2  
TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED, WITH LOCALLY 5 INCHES POSSIBLE WHERE  
STORMS REPEAT OR TRAIN OVER THE SAME AREAS. WHILE THE RISK OF  
FLASH FLOODING WILL BE GREATEST DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING  
HOURS BOTH TODAY AND TUESDAY, AT LEAST SOME THREAT WILL PERSIST  
INTO THE NIGHTTIME HOURS AS STORMS PERSIST PAST MIDNIGHT. THE  
MAIN AREAS OF CONCERN WILL BE URBAN AREAS AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS,  
BUT RURAL AREAS THAT SEE REPEAT THUNDERSTORMS MAY HAVE FLASH  
FLOODING DEVELOP AS WELL.  
 
* FLASH FLOODING CAN DEVELOP QUICKLY IN URBAN, AND HILLY TO LOW-  
LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS ESPECIALLY, ALONG CREEKS AND  
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.  
MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD  
FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.  
 

 
 

 
 
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