476  
WGUS62 KGSP 241159  
FFAGSP  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WATCH  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC  
759 AM EDT TUE APR 24 2018  
 
...RAINFALL WINDING DOWN BUT FLOODING STILL POSSIBLE ALONG THE  
BLUE RIDGE TODAY...  
 
.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHING FROM THE WEST THIS MORNING IS  
POISED TO TRANSITION THROUGH THE PIEDMONT OF THE WESTERN  
CAROLINAS LATER TODAY. SOUTHEASTERLY UPSLOPE FLOW IS STILL  
EXPECTED TO WRING OUT MODERATE RAIN SHOWERS ACROSS THE EASTERN  
ESCARPMENT OF THE MOUNTAINS. THE WATCH IS THEREFORE EXTENDED INTO  
THE AFTERNOON FOR THESE AREAS.  
 
GAZ010-017-NCZ059-062-063-508-510-SCZ001>003-241300-  
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
RABUN-HABERSHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-SOUTHERN JACKSON-  
GREATER RUTHERFORD-EASTERN POLK-OCONEE MOUNTAINS-  
PICKENS MOUNTAINS-GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CLAYTON, PINE MOUNTAIN, MOUNTAIN CITY,  
CORNELIA, BALDWIN, DEMOREST, CLARKESVILLE, HOLLYWOOD, CULLOWHEE,  
TUCKASEGEE, SYLVA, FRANKLIN, RAINBOW SPRINGS, KYLE,  
NANTAHALA LAKE, HIGHLANDS, WOLF MOUNTAIN, CASHIERS, FOREST CITY,  
RUTHERFORDTON, SPINDALE, TRYON, COLUMBUS, LAKE ADGER,  
MILL SPRING, MOUNTAIN REST, WALHALLA, WESTMINSTER, PUMPKINTOWN,  
TIGERVILLE, GOWENSVILLE, CAESARS HEAD, CLEVELAND, AND MARIETTA  
759 AM EDT TUE APR 24 2018  
   
..FLOOD WATCH EXPIRING
 
 
THE FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA, WESTERN NORTH  
CAROLINA, AND UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA IS BEING ALLOWED TO EXPIRE.  
 

 
 
NCZ033-049-050-053-064-065-501>507-509-242000-  
/O.EXT.KGSP.FA.A.0003.000000T0000Z-180424T2000Z/  
/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-  
POLK 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, AND SALUDA  
759 AM EDT TUE APR 24 2018  
   
..FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
 
 
THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR  
 
* A PORTION OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING  
AREAS, AVERY, BUNCOMBE, BURKE MOUNTAINS, CALDWELL MOUNTAINS,  
EASTERN MCDOWELL, GREATER BURKE, GREATER CALDWELL, HENDERSON,  
MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS, MITCHELL, POLK MOUNTAINS, RUTHERFORD  
MOUNTAINS, TRANSYLVANIA, AND YANCEY.  
 
* UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON  
 
* ALTHOUGH RAINFALL RATES ARE DIMINISHING AROUND THE REGION,  
LOCALLY MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN SHOWERS MAY STILL FALL ON  
LOCATIONS THAT HAVE RECEIVED 3 TO 6 INCHES OF RAIN IN THE PAST  
24 HOURS. RUNOFF ON THESE SATURATED SOIL CONDITIONS MAY YET  
PRODUCE FLOODING IN LOW-LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS IN AND  
NEAR THE EASTERN ESCARPMENT OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS.  
 
* FLOODING REMAINS MOST LIKELY ALONG THE UPPER REACHES OF THE  
FRENCH BROAD RIVER AND ITS ASSOCIATED TRIBUTARIES. FLOODING  
WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE ALONG THE WESTERN CATAWBA RIVER CHAIN IN  
THE NORTH CAROLINA FOOTHILLS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON  
CURRENT FORECASTS OF HEAVY RAINFALL.  
 
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE  
FLOOD WARNINGS. CONSIDER MOVING VEHICLES AND OTHER PROPERTY FROM  
KNOWN, FLOOD-PRONE AREAS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING  
SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP,  
INCLUDING FLEEING TO HIGHER GROUND.  
 

 
 

 
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