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Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:53 PM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from 10 PM EST this evening
through Thursday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including the
following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe,
Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In Virginia,
Alleghany VA, Amherst, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll,
Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Grayson, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick,
Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, and Wythe.

* From 10 PM EST this evening through Thursday morning

* 1 to 2 inches of rain are expected, highest near and along the
Blue Ridge. As the ground is still frozen and saturated, much
of the expected rainfall will run off into local streams and
creeks since the ground is frozen or still saturated from
rainfall last weekend.

* Small streams and creeks may overflow their banks. Areas of poor
drainage will also be prone to flooding, as well as roads near
creeks. Portions of the Greenbrier, Roanoke and Dan rivers may
rise to action or flood stage levels late this week.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.





Wind Advisory
Issued: 11:36 AM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect until 7 PM EST this evening...

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect until 7 PM EST this evening.

* Winds... south 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Timing... though 7 PM tonight. Strongest winds occur through the
afternoon hours and especially for elevations above 3000 feet.

* Impacts... scattered trees and powerlines downed. Difficult
travel for high profile vehicles.

* Locations... Mercer County, the mountain Empire and Grayson
Highlands in Virginia, and the northern mountains of northwest
North Carolina.

* Hazards... strong wind gusts.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be
31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds of
these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra
precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use extra
caution until the winds subside.




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:53 PM EST Jan. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from 10 PM EST this evening
through Thursday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including the
following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe,
Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In Virginia,
Alleghany VA, Amherst, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll,
Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Grayson, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick,
Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, and Wythe.

* From 10 PM EST this evening through Thursday morning

* 1 to 2 inches of rain are expected, highest near and along the
Blue Ridge. As the ground is still frozen and saturated, much
of the expected rainfall will run off into local streams and
creeks since the ground is frozen or still saturated from
rainfall last weekend.

* Small streams and creeks may overflow their banks. Areas of poor
drainage will also be prone to flooding, as well as roads near
creeks. Portions of the Greenbrier, Roanoke and Dan rivers may
rise to action or flood stage levels late this week.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.