104  
WGUS44 KMRX 161923  
FLWMRX  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN, TENNESSEE  
323 PM EDT SUN SEP 16 2018  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN, TN HAS ISSUED A FLOOD  
WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS ...  
 
PIGEON RIVER AT NEWPORT TN AFFECTING COCKE COUNTY  
 
MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN CONTINUES ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA  
AS TROPICAL DEPRESSION FLORENCE MOVES SLOWLY NORTHWESTWARD ACROSS SOUTH  
THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS THIS WEEKEND. THIS RAINFALL WILL CAUSE SOME RIVERS  
TO RISE AT OR ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.  
 
REMEMBER...RIVER STAGE FORECASTS ARE BASED ON OBSERVED AND FORECASTED RAINFALL.  
IF ACTUAL RAINFALL VARIES FROM THE FORECAST VALUES...THE RIVER STAGE WILL VARY  
ACCORDINGLY.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MOST DEATHS IN FLOODS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. IF YOU COME TO A CLOSED  
OR FLOODED ROAD, TURN AROUND! DON'T DROWN! FOR MORE DETAILS, STAY  
TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION OR RADIO  
STATIONS THAT CARRY WEATHER INFORMATION.  
 

 
 
TNC029-171923-  
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/NEPT1.1.ER.180917T1020Z.180917T1200Z.180917T1340Z.NO/  
323 PM EDT SUN SEP 16 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN, TN HAS ISSUED A  
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE PIGEON RIVER AT NEWPORT TN.  
* FROM MONDAY MORNING UNTIL MONDAY AFTERNOON.  
* AT 3:00 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 2.5 FEET AND RISING.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY TOMORROW MORNING AND CONTINUE  
TO RISE TO NEAR 8.5 FEET BY TOMORROW MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL  
BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY TOMORROW LATE MORNING.  
* AT 8.0 FEET...MINOR FLOODING OCCURS DOWNSTREAM FROM GAGE ON HIGHWAY  
25/70 AND IN THE COMMUNITY OF EDWINA. JIMTOWN ROAD MAY BE AFFECTED.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3600 8321 3597 8317 3578 8310 3580 8319  
 

 
 
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