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Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 9:17 PM EDT on May 27, 2018

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 29, 2018


The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* flood advisory for...
Swain County in western North Carolina...

* until 1115 PM EDT.

* At 915 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area.
Up to two inches of rain have fallen since 8 PM. Flooding will be
possible along Noland creek, lewellyn branch, and nearby creeks
and streams.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Bryson City, Smoky Mountains-Deep Creek, Smoky Mountains-Newfound
Gap, Smoky Mountains-Fontana area, Smoky Mountains-Balsam Mountain,
Fontana Lake, Smoky Mountains-Twentymile creek, Smoky
Mountains-oconaluftee, Wesser and Nantahala.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Heavy rain falling along mountain creeks can cause sudden increases
in water flow downstream, even in areas where it is not raining.
People participating in outdoor recreation should move away from
creeks and small streams.

Please report flood water flowing over roads or threatening property,
or landslides to the National Weather Service by calling toll free,
1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by posting on our facebook Page, or tweet
it using hashtag nwsgsp. Your message should describe the event and
the specific location where it occurred.


Lat... Lon 3552 8388 3556 8377 3556 8350 3561 8345
      3567 8334 3566 8330 3569 8326 3567 8318
      3564 8320 3563 8318 3555 8316 3551 8318
      3552 8324 3547 8335 3533 8334 3528 8368
      3532 8369 3537 8359 3543 8359 3546 8395


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311 PM EDT sun may 27 2018

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 8 PM EDT this evening
through Tuesday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina, and
upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
northeast Georgia, Rabun. In western North Carolina, Avery,
Buncombe, Burke mountains, Caldwell mountains, eastern
McDowell, eastern Polk, Graham, greater Burke, greater
Caldwell, greater Rutherford, Haywood, Henderson, Macon,
Madison, McDowell Mountains, Mitchell, northern Jackson, Polk
mountains, Rutherford mountains, southern Jackson, Swain,
Transylvania, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina,
Greenville mountains, Oconee mountains, and Pickens mountains.

* From 8 PM EDT this evening through Tuesday morning

* abundant tropical moisture will arrive over the western
Carolinas and northeast Georgia tonight and persist through the
early part of the week. Rainfall totals around the region this
week will likely reach or exceed 3 to 6 inches, with some
locations along the eastern and southern slopes of the southern
Appalachians seeing 6 to 8 inches. Locally heavier rainfall will
be possible in locations that see repeated rounds of
thunderstorms where rainfall rates could reach 1 to 2 inches
per hour in the heaviest downpours. This heavy rain will fall on
ground already saturated by rainfall over the past 7 to 10
days.

* Flash flooding of streams and creeks could develop very
quickly under these circumstances. Landslides will be quite
possible, especially in mountainous terrain known to be prone
to landslides, and even along some steep slopes where
landslides have not occurred for many years. Main Stem river
flooding will be quite likely as well, especially along rivers
in the southern and central North Carolina mountains such as
the French Broad River, the Tuckasegee River, and the little
Tennessee River.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Make plans now to avoid travel during the peak of the heavy
rainfall. Also have plans on where to flee to higher ground if
flash flooding affects your location.

Rainfall of more than five inches in similar storms has been
associated with an increased risk of landslides and Rockslides.
If you live on a Mountainside or in a Cove at the base of a
mountain, especially near a stream, be ready to leave in advance
of the storm or as quickly as possible should rising water,
moving Earth, or rocks threaten. Consider postponing travel on
mountain roads during the period of heavy rainfall.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.





Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 9:17 PM EDT on May 27, 2018

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 29, 2018


The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* flood advisory for...
Swain County in western North Carolina...

* until 1115 PM EDT.

* At 915 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area.
Up to two inches of rain have fallen since 8 PM. Flooding will be
possible along Noland creek, lewellyn branch, and nearby creeks
and streams.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Bryson City, Smoky Mountains-Deep Creek, Smoky Mountains-Newfound
Gap, Smoky Mountains-Fontana area, Smoky Mountains-Balsam Mountain,
Fontana Lake, Smoky Mountains-Twentymile creek, Smoky
Mountains-oconaluftee, Wesser and Nantahala.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Heavy rain falling along mountain creeks can cause sudden increases
in water flow downstream, even in areas where it is not raining.
People participating in outdoor recreation should move away from
creeks and small streams.

Please report flood water flowing over roads or threatening property,
or landslides to the National Weather Service by calling toll free,
1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by posting on our facebook Page, or tweet
it using hashtag nwsgsp. Your message should describe the event and
the specific location where it occurred.


Lat... Lon 3552 8388 3556 8377 3556 8350 3561 8345
      3567 8334 3566 8330 3569 8326 3567 8318
      3564 8320 3563 8318 3555 8316 3551 8318
      3552 8324 3547 8335 3533 8334 3528 8368
      3532 8369 3537 8359 3543 8359 3546 8395


Rwh



311 PM EDT sun may 27 2018

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 8 PM EDT this evening
through Tuesday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina, and
upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
northeast Georgia, Rabun. In western North Carolina, Avery,
Buncombe, Burke mountains, Caldwell mountains, eastern
McDowell, eastern Polk, Graham, greater Burke, greater
Caldwell, greater Rutherford, Haywood, Henderson, Macon,
Madison, McDowell Mountains, Mitchell, northern Jackson, Polk
mountains, Rutherford mountains, southern Jackson, Swain,
Transylvania, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina,
Greenville mountains, Oconee mountains, and Pickens mountains.

* From 8 PM EDT this evening through Tuesday morning

* abundant tropical moisture will arrive over the western
Carolinas and northeast Georgia tonight and persist through the
early part of the week. Rainfall totals around the region this
week will likely reach or exceed 3 to 6 inches, with some
locations along the eastern and southern slopes of the southern
Appalachians seeing 6 to 8 inches. Locally heavier rainfall will
be possible in locations that see repeated rounds of
thunderstorms where rainfall rates could reach 1 to 2 inches
per hour in the heaviest downpours. This heavy rain will fall on
ground already saturated by rainfall over the past 7 to 10
days.

* Flash flooding of streams and creeks could develop very
quickly under these circumstances. Landslides will be quite
possible, especially in mountainous terrain known to be prone
to landslides, and even along some steep slopes where
landslides have not occurred for many years. Main Stem river
flooding will be quite likely as well, especially along rivers
in the southern and central North Carolina mountains such as
the French Broad River, the Tuckasegee River, and the little
Tennessee River.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Make plans now to avoid travel during the peak of the heavy
rainfall. Also have plans on where to flee to higher ground if
flash flooding affects your location.

Rainfall of more than five inches in similar storms has been
associated with an increased risk of landslides and Rockslides.
If you live on a Mountainside or in a Cove at the base of a
mountain, especially near a stream, be ready to leave in advance
of the storm or as quickly as possible should rising water,
moving Earth, or rocks threaten. Consider postponing travel on
mountain roads during the period of heavy rainfall.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.





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