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WGUS51 KRNK 302026  
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VAC185-302330-  
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
FLASH FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
426 PM EDT TUE JUN 30 2020  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
WESTERN AND CENTRAL TAZEWELL COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...  
 
* UNTIL 730 PM EDT.  
 
* AT 422 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED GAUGES INDICATED  
THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN MOVING SOUTHWARD INTO THE  
WARNED AREA FROM MCDOWELL COUNTY. MUCH OF THE WARNED AREA HAS  
ALREADY RECEIVED 2-3 INCHES OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON, INCLUDING  
RICHLANDS, JEWELL RIDGE, CEDAR BLUFF, CLAYPOOL HILL, BANDY, AND  
CLIFFFIELD. THE GROUND IS SATURATED AND AN ADDITIONAL 1-2 INCHES  
IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME COULD QUICKLY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING.  
 
HAZARD...FLASH FLOODING CAUSED BY THUNDERSTORMS.  
 
SOURCE...RADAR AND AUTOMATED GAUGES.  
 
IMPACT...FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS, URBAN AREAS,  
HIGHWAYS, STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER  
DRAINAGE AND LOW LYING AREAS.  
 
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  
RICHLANDS...  
TAZEWELL...  
CEDAR BLUFF...  
JEWELL RIDGE...  
AMONATE...  
CLAYPOOL HILL...  
AND ASBERRYS.  
 
EXCESSIVE RAINFALL OVER THE WARNED AREA WILL CAUSE MUD SLIDES NEAR  
STEEP TERRAIN. THE MUD SLIDE CAN CONSIST OF ROCK, MUD, VEGETATION AND  
OTHER LOOSE MATERIALS.  
 
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE  
WARNED AREA.  
 
THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES...  
SOUTH FORK CLINCH RIVER, NORTH FORK HOLSTON RIVER, RAY FORK, NORTH  
FORK CLINCH RIVER AND WEST FORK PLUM CREEK.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE  
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOODED  
ROADS. FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.  
 
WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO, PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF FLOODING,  
INCLUDING MUDSLIDES OR FLOODED ROADS, TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. REPORTS AND  
PICTURES CAN ALSO BE SHARED ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
BLACKSBURG FACEBOOK PAGE AND ON TWITTER.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3720 8176 3724 8174 3724 8173 3720 8168  
3721 8156 3723 8151 3705 8142 3704 8146  
3702 8145 3699 8158 3695 8164 3693 8168  
3698 8171 3697 8172 3718 8183  
 
FLASH FLOOD...RADAR AND GAUGE INDICATED  
EXPECTED RAINFALL...1-2 INCHES IN 1 HOUR  
 

 
 
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