879  
WGUS61 KRNK 151112  
FFARNK  
 
FLOOD WATCH  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
712 AM EDT SAT AUG 15 2020  
 
NCZ001>006-018>020-VAZ007-009>020-022>024-032>035-043>047-058-059-  
WVZ042>044-507-508-151915-  
/O.CON.KRNK.FF.A.0011.000000T0000Z-200816T0400Z/  
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-SURRY-STOKES-ROCKINGHAM-CASWELL-WATAUGA-WILKES-  
YADKIN-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-GRAYSON-  
CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-  
PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-CAMPBELL-  
APPOMATTOX-BUCKINGHAM-HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-MERCER-SUMMERS-MONROE-  
EASTERN GREENBRIER-WESTERN GREENBRIER-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ROANOKE, WILKESBORO, SPARTA, UNION, PULASKI,  
COVINGTON, DANVILLE, APPOMATTOX, HINTON, INDEPENDENCE, FINCASTLE,  
BUENA VISTA, DANBURY, HIX, DUO, TAZEWELL, FLOYD, BLUEFIELD, HOT  
SPRINGS, FLAT TOP, CLIFTON FORGE, RAINELLE, LYNCHBURG, WYTHEVILLE,  
YADKINVILLE, WHITETOP, EDEN, VOLNEY, MARTINSVILLE, PEARISBURG,  
BLACKSBURG, WEST JEFFERSON, LEXINGTON, YANCEYVILLE, QUINWOOD,  
RADFORD, BOONE, STUART, LEWISBURG, BEDFORD, ALDERSON, NEW CASTLE,  
DOBSON, ROCKY MOUNT, SOUTH BOSTON, GALAX, KEYSVILLE, SALEM, MARION,  
AMHERST, BLAND, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, AND TROUTDALE  
712 AM EDT SAT AUG 15 2020  
   
..FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR  
 
* PORTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA...VIRGINIA AND SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA,  
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN NORTH CAROLINA, ALLEGHANY NC,  
ASHE, CASWELL, ROCKINGHAM, STOKES, SURRY, WATAUGA, WILKES AND  
YADKIN. IN VIRGINIA, ALLEGHANY VA, AMHERST, APPOMATTOX, BATH,  
BEDFORD, BLAND, BOTETOURT, BUCKINGHAM, CAMPBELL, CARROLL,  
CHARLOTTE, CRAIG, FLOYD, FRANKLIN, GILES, GRAYSON, HALIFAX, HENRY,  
MONTGOMERY, PATRICK, PITTSYLVANIA, PULASKI, ROANOKE, ROCKBRIDGE,  
SMYTH, TAZEWELL AND WYTHE. IN SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA, EASTERN  
GREENBRIER, MERCER, MONROE, SUMMERS AND WESTERN GREENBRIER.  
 
* THROUGH THIS EVENING  
 
* A STATIONARY FRONT COMBINED WITH AN UPPER DISTURBANCE TO OUR WEST  
WILL SET THE STAGE FOR NUMEROUS TO WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND A FEW  
THUNDERSTORMS TODAY INTO THIS EVENING. SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL IS  
LIKELY IN MANY AREAS, MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. RAINFALL  
AMOUNTS OF 2-4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN MANY LOCATIONS. THE GROUND  
IS SATURATED FROM PREVIOUS HEAVY RAINFALL DURING THE PAST SEVERAL  
DAYS AND FLASH FLOODING IS LIKELY.  
 
* CREEKS AND STREAMS MAY COME OUT OF THEIR BANKS AND FLOOD ROADWAYS  
AND POSSIBLY SOME HOMES AND BUSINESSES NEAR STREAMS OR IN  
LOW-LYING AREAS. SOME ROADS COULD BECOME IMPASSABLE. BUSINESS  
AND HOMES IN LOW-LYING FLOOD PRONE AREAS COULD BECOME FLOODED BY  
MORNING.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR RAPID ONSET  
FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY  
DANGEROUS SITUATION AND MAY IMPACT AREAS THAT DO NOT TYPICALLY  
FLOOD. PLEASE MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE  
ACTION QUICKLY SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.  
 

 
 

 
 
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