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WGUS62 KGSP 230858
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
358 AM EST Sat Feb 23 2019

...LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED TO RESULT IN ADDITIONAL FLOODING
FOR PARTS OF THE REGION...

.Occasional light rain will occur over the western Carolinas and
northeast Georgia today, maintaining saturated soils and
promoting runoff into creeks and rivers that are already running
high from recent heavy rainfall. Overnight tonight and into Sunday
morning, a cold front will bring one more round of moderate to
heavy rainfall, which is expected to lead to more flooding.

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Davie-Madison-Yancey-Mitchell-Swain-Haywood-Buncombe-Catawba-
Rowan-Graham-Northern Jackson-Macon-Southern Jackson-Transylvania-
Henderson-Cleveland-Lincoln-Gaston-Mecklenburg-Cabarrus-
Caldwell Mountains-Greater Caldwell-Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-
McDowell Mountains-Eastern McDowell-Rutherford Mountains-
Greater Rutherford-Polk Mountains-Eastern Polk-Oconee Mountains-
Pickens Mountains-Greenville Mountains-Greater Oconee-
Greater Pickens-Greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Cherokee-York-
Anderson-
Including the cities of Clayton, Pine Mountain, Mountain City,
Cornelia, Baldwin, Demorest, Clarkesville, Hollywood, Boydville,
Toccoa, Royston, Whitworth, Lavonia, Franklin Springs, Canon,
Hartwell, Nuberg, Reed Creek, Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland,
Bethlehem, Ellendale, Millersville, Taylorsville, Hiddenite,
Stony Point, Statesville, Mooresville, Farmington, Fork Church,
Mocksville, Advance, Faust, Mars Hill, Marshall, Walnut,
Allenstand, Hot Springs, Luck, Swiss, Burnsville, Celo,
Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick, Mount Mitchell State Park,
Spruce Pine, Poplar, Newfound Gap, Alarka, Almond, Bryson City,
Luada, Smokemont, Wesser, Waynesville, Waterville, Canton, Cruso,
Cove Creek, Lake Junaluska, Asheville, Hickory, Newton,
St. Stephens, Salisbury, Robbinsville, Stecoah, Cullowhee,
Tuckasegee, Sylva, Franklin, Rainbow Springs, Kyle,
Nantahala Lake, Highlands, Wolf Mountain, Cashiers, Brevard,
Cedar Mountain, Little River, Hendersonville, Fletcher, Dana,
East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah, Shelby, Kings Mountain,
Lincolnton, Crouse, Gastonia, Charlotte, Huntersville, Matthews,
Concord, Kannapolis, Patterson, Kings Creek, Lenoir, Sawmills,
Granite Falls, Jonas Ridge, Morganton, Pleasant Grove, Valdese,
Ashford, Sugar Hill, Woodlawn, Old Fort, Marion, Nebo,
Dysartsville, Fero, Glenwood, Lake Lure, Forest City,
Rutherfordton, Spindale, Saluda, Tryon, Columbus, Lake Adger,
Mill Spring, Mountain Rest, Walhalla, Westminster, Pumpkintown,
Tigerville, Gowensville, Caesars Head, Cleveland, Marietta,
Seneca, Oakway, Easley, Dacusville, Clemson, Greenville, Taylors,
Greer, Mauldin, Fork Shoals, Simpsonville, Berea, Spartanburg,
Gaffney, Catawba, Rock Hill, and Anderson
358 AM EST Sat Feb 23 2019

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a

* Flood Watch for portions of northeast Georgia, North Carolina,
and upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
northeast Georgia, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and
Stephens. In North Carolina, Alexander, Avery, Buncombe, Burke
Mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell Mountains, Catawba, Cleveland,
Davie, Eastern McDowell, Eastern Polk, Gaston, Graham, Greater
Burke, Greater Caldwell, Greater Rutherford, Haywood,
Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell
Mountains, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Northern Jackson, Polk
Mountains, Rowan, Rutherford Mountains, Southern Jackson,
Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina,
Anderson, Cherokee, Greater Greenville, Greater Oconee,
Greater Pickens, Greenville Mountains, Oconee Mountains,
Pickens Mountains, Spartanburg, and York.

* through Sunday morning

* Many area rivers have already risen out of their banks or have
caused minor flooding. Additional rainfall today and tonight,
and especially early Sunday, will cause rivers to keep rising.
This will result in flooding on some rivers where it may not
have occurred recently, and in poorly drained areas even away
from rivers.

* Roads may cover with water in some areas, becoming impassable.
Rivers may rise into campgrounds, parks, and other recreational
sites along their banks.

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.

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WWUS72 KGSP 230820
NPWGSP

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
320 AM EST Sat Feb 23 2019

...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE NORTH CAROLINA
MOUNTAINS TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...

.South to southwest winds will increase rapidly across the North
Carolina mountains tonight ahead of an approaching, strong cold
front. Winds will turn west then northwest early Sunday behind
the passing cold front, increasing in strength in the cold air.
Strong winds will likely continue through Sunday night across at
least the northern mountains of western North Carolina.


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Madison-Swain-Haywood-Buncombe-Graham-Northern Jackson-Macon-
Southern Jackson-Transylvania-
Including the cities of Faust, Mars Hill, Marshall, Walnut,
Allenstand, Hot Springs, Luck, Alarka, Almond, Bryson City,
Luada, Wesser, Waynesville, Waterville, Canton, Cruso,
Cove Creek, Asheville, Robbinsville, Stecoah, Cullowhee,
Tuckasegee, Sylva, Franklin, Rainbow Springs, Kyle, Highlands,
Wolf Mountain, Cashiers, Brevard, Cedar Mountain,
and Little River
320 AM EST Sat Feb 23 2019

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM EST
SUNDAY...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 7 PM this evening to 7
PM EST Sunday.

* LOCATIONS...The central and southern mountains of western North
Carolina.

* HAZARDS...Very windy conditions.

* TIMING...Southwest winds will increase this evening and then
maximize early overnight ahead of an approaching cold front.
Winds will turn sharply west then northwest on Sunday and
strengthen through the day.

* WINDS...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph at
elevations above 3500 feet tonight. Following the cold front
passage early Sunday, west to northwest winds at 20 to 30 mph,
with gusts of 40 to 50 mph, throughout on Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree
limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of
weather information for the latest updates. Additional details
can be found at www.weather.gov/gsp.

&&

WGUS82 KGSP 230252
FLSGSP

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
952 PM EST FRI FEB 22 2019

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Macon NC-Swain NC-
952 PM EST FRI FEB 22 2019

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has extended
the

* Flood Advisory for...
North central Macon County in western North Carolina...
South central Swain County in western North Carolina...

* Until 1015 PM EST Saturday.

* At 943 PM EST, Doppler radar indicated periodic continued light to
moderate rainfall occurring over the Little Tennessee River
watershed across Macon and southern Swain counties.
Rainfall rates associated with these showers are generally less
than 0.10 inches per hour. Heavy rainfall of 1-2 inches over the
past 24 hours, with 48 hours totals exceeding 3-4 inches, is
occurring on top of saturated soils due to a prolonged wet
pattern. This is causing widespread excessive runoff and
significant stream rises along the Little Tennessee River and
associated tributaries. High streamflows causing widespread
flooding near Otto are working downstream towards Franklin, Cowee,
and Needmore and will cause the Little Tennessee River to remain
high.

* The following streamgauge has exceeded Action Stage: Little
Tennessee River above NC 28, 3 N Franklin.

* Current Stage: 8.3 feet and cresting.
* Forecast: The Little Tennessee River will fall slowly through
Saturday.
* Action Stage: 7.5 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage: 10.0 feet.
* Impacts: At 7.5 feet, low-lying areas along the Little Tennessee
River near NC 28 are beginning to flood. This may impact low-
water crossings, boat-access areas, parks, and trails. At 8.0
feet, Needmore Road may flood near the Macon/Swain County line.
At 10.0 feet, several low-lying roadways may begin to flood.

* The following streamgauge has exceeded Action Stage: Little
Tennessee River at Needmore Rd., 7 SW Bryson City.

* Current Stage: 8.07 feet and creating.
* Forecast: The Little Tennessee River will fall slowly through
Saturday.
* Action Stage: 7.5 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage: 10.0 feet.
* Impacts: At 7.5 feet, low-lying areas along the Little Tennessee
River near NC 28 are beginning to flood. This may impact low-
water crossings, boat-access areas, parks, and trails. At 8.0
feet, Needmore Road may flood near the Macon/Swain County line. At
10.0 feet, several low-lying roadways may begin to flood.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Franklin, Luada, Almond, Cowee, Cullasaja and Burningtown.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

Only when it is safe to do so, please report floodwaters or
landslides flowing over roads or threatening property to the National
Weather Service by calling toll-free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, by
posting on our Facebook page, or via Twitter using hashtag NWSGSP.
Your message should describe the event and the specific location
where it occurred, including roadways, nearby cross streets, stream
names, and other landmarks.

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WGUS82 KGSP 221816
FLSGSP

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
116 PM EST Fri Feb 22 2019

...The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg SC
has issued a Flood Advisory for the Tuckasegee River...

Tuckasegee River At Bryson City affecting Swain County

Heavy rain moving across the area has saturated the ground and caused
river levels to rise. Additional rainfall will likely cause the river
to crest just below flood stage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Advisory for a river forecast point means that nuisance
flooding is expected to occur along the river when the river level is
forecast to be just below or at the official flood stage.

&&

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116 PM EST Fri Feb 22 2019

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
The Tuckasegee River At Bryson City.
* until Saturday evening.
* At 1 PM Friday the stage was 7.8 feet.
* Action Stage is 8.0 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage is 10.0 feet.
* FORECAST: The river will rise to near 8.5 feet by early Saturday
morning.
* IMPACTS: At 9.0 feet: River will overflow its banks and will begin
to move into the Bear Hunter Campground near Bryson City.

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