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Flash Flood Watch

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 29, 2018
Statement as of 3:11 PM EDT on 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.





Flash Flood Watch

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 29, 2018
Statement as of 3:11 PM EDT on 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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