034  
WGUS81 KRNK 242351  
FLSRNK  
 
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
751 PM EDT TUE APR 24 2018  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE WATAUGA RIVER NEAR SUGAR GROVE  
AFFECTING WATAUGA COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA...  
 
THE WATAUGA RIVER NEAR SUGAR GROVE CONTINUES TO FALL, AND WILL LIKELY  
GO BELOW FLOOD STAGE LATER TONIGHT.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS...THE WATER MAY BE MUCH DEEPER  
THAN YOU THINK.  
 
GRAPHICAL FORECAST INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT  
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/RNK (LOWER CASE). CLICK ON 'RIVERS & LAKES'.  
 
THE NEXT SCHEDULED STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED NO LATER THAN 6AM WEDNESDAY.  
 

 
 
NCC189-250751-  
/O.CON.KRNK.FL.W.0008.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/SGWN7.1.ER.180424T0822Z.180424T1430Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
751 PM EDT TUE APR 24 2018  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE WATAUGA RIVER NEAR WATAUGA R. NEAR SUGAR GROVE.  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 07PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.5 FEET AND FALLING.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 6.0 FEET.  
* IMPACT...AT 6.0 FEET...FLOODING ON PORTIONS OF WATAUGA RIVER ROAD  
BEGINS.  
* FLOOD HISTORY...THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 6.9 FEET  
ON APR 24 2017.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3615 8177 3625 8190 3632 8185 3620 8171  
 
 

 
 
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