176  
WGUS51 KRNK 111401  
FFWRNK  
NCC169-VAC063-121-141-112000-  
/O.NEW.KRNK.FF.W.0120.181011T1401Z-181011T2000Z/  
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
 
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
FLASH FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
1001 AM EDT THU OCT 11 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
STOKES COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...  
FLOYD COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...  
PATRICK COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...  
MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...  
 
* UNTIL 400 PM EDT THURSDAY  
 
* AT 958 AM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE  
WARNED AREA. ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN SINCE  
YESTERDAY, LEAVING THE GROUND SATURATED. THIS NEW RAINFALL IS  
ASSOCIATED WITH THE OUTER CIRCULATION OF TROPICAL STORM MICHAEL  
ENCOUNTERING AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT FROM THE WEST. THE RAINFALL  
WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY AND COVERAGE THROUGH THE MORNING AND  
PERSIST FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.  
 
* FLASH FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE INTO THE AFTERNOON AS RAINFALL  
RATES WILL INCREASE OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.  
 
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  
BLACKSBURG...  
CHRISTIANSBURG...  
RADFORD...  
WALNUT COVE...  
AND STUART.  
 
THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING LOCATION VIRGINIA TECH.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD  
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.  
 
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 3626 8045 3655 8044 3660 8062 3666 8059  
3665 8049 3670 8045 3693 8064 3697 8055  
3709 8058 3714 8051 3718 8057 3720 8052  
3718 8059 3723 8062 3737 8033 3708 8011  
3687 8023 3680 8004 3678 8010 3626 8004  
 

 
 
JR  
 
CLICK HERE TO GO TO PREVIOUS BULLETINS.

The Nexlab VA Page
The Nexlab WV Page
The Nexlab NC Page Main Text Page