844  
WGUS64 KMRX 271945  
FFAMRX  
 
FLOOD WATCH  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN  
345 PM EDT THU SEP 27 2018  
   
..HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA TODAY
 
 
.HEAVY RAIN, AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS, IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE  
REGION THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE HEAVY RAIN, ALONG WITH  
SATURATED SOILS, WILL PRESENT CONDITIONS FAVORABLE TO FLASH  
FLOODING.  
 
NCZ060-061-TNZ012>018-035>047-067>074-081>087-098>102-VAZ001-002-  
005-006-008-280000-  
/O.CON.KMRX.FF.A.0005.000000T0000Z-180928T0000Z/  
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
CHEROKEE-CLAY-SCOTT TN-CAMPBELL-CLAIBORNE-HANCOCK-HAWKINS-  
SULLIVAN-JOHNSON-MORGAN-ANDERSON-UNION-GRAINGER-HAMBLEN-  
NORTHWEST COCKE-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-NORTHWEST GREENE-  
SOUTHEAST GREENE-WASHINGTON TN-UNICOI-NORTHWEST CARTER-  
SOUTHEAST CARTER-ROANE-LOUDON-KNOX-JEFFERSON-NW BLOUNT-  
BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-NORTH SEVIER-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-  
SEQUATCHIE-BLEDSOE-RHEA-MEIGS-MCMINN-NORTHWEST MONROE-  
SOUTHEAST MONROE-MARION-HAMILTON-BRADLEY-WEST POLK-EAST POLK-LEE-  
WISE-SCOTT-RUSSELL-WASHINGTON-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MURPHY, HAYESVILLE, ONEIDA, LA FOLLETTE,  
TAZEWELL, SNEEDVILLE, ROGERSVILLE, KINGSPORT, BRISTOL,  
MOUNTAIN CITY, WARTBURG, CLINTON, OAK RIDGE, MAYNARDVILLE,  
RUTLEDGE, MORRISTOWN, NEWPORT, COSBY, GREENEVILLE, CEDAR CREEK,  
JOHNSON CITY, ERWIN, ELIZABETHTON, ROAN MOUNTAIN, KINGSTON,  
LENOIR CITY, KNOXVILLE, DANDRIDGE, MARYVILLE, CADES COVE,  
SEVIERVILLE, GATLINBURG, DUNLAP, PIKEVILLE, DAYTON, DECATUR,  
ATHENS, MADISONVILLE, COKER CREEK, JASPER, CHATTANOOGA,  
CLEVELAND, BENTON, DUCKTOWN, JONESVILLE, WISE, NORTON, GATE CITY,  
LEBANON, AND ABINGDON  
345 PM EDT THU SEP 27 2018 /245 PM CDT THU SEP 27 2018/  
 
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/  
THIS EVENING...  
 
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR  
 
* PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA, EAST TENNESSEE, AND  
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN  
SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA, CHEROKEE AND CLAY. IN EAST  
TENNESSEE, ANDERSON, BLEDSOE, BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS, BRADLEY,  
CAMPBELL, CLAIBORNE, COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS, EAST POLK,  
GRAINGER, HAMBLEN, HAMILTON, HANCOCK, HAWKINS, JEFFERSON,  
JOHNSON, KNOX, LOUDON, MARION, MCMINN, MEIGS, MORGAN, NW  
BLOUNT, NORTH SEVIER, NORTHWEST CARTER, NORTHWEST COCKE,  
NORTHWEST GREENE, NORTHWEST MONROE, RHEA, ROANE, SCOTT TN,  
SEQUATCHIE, SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS, SOUTHEAST CARTER,  
SOUTHEAST GREENE, SOUTHEAST MONROE, SULLIVAN, UNICOI, UNION,  
WASHINGTON TN, AND WEST POLK. IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, LEE,  
RUSSELL, SCOTT, WASHINGTON, AND WISE.  
 
* UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING  
 
* PERIODS OF SHOWERS, AND POSSIBLY THUNDERSTORMS, WITH MODERATE TO  
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH  
THIS EVENING. RUNOFF FROM THIS HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO FLASH  
FLOODING. PONDING OF LOW LYING AREAS, FLOODED ROADS, AND  
FLOODING OF STREAMS ARE POSSIBLE.  
 
* PEOPLE IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE THREAT OF  
HEAVY RAINFALL. AVOID LOW LYING AREAS...AND BE CAREFUL WHEN  
APPROACHING HIGHWAY DIPS AND UNDERPASSES. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH  
FLOODED SPOTS ON ROADS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW DEEP  
THE WATER IS.  
 
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 QUICK  
ACTION IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS  
ISSUED. IF YOU COME TO A CLOSED OR FLOODED ROAD...TURN AROUND!  
DON'T DROWN!  
 

 
 

 
 
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