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WGUS62 KGSP 211554

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1054 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019


.A very moist pattern will persist across the region, producing
rounds of moderate to locally heavy rain through the end of the
work week. Soils have become saturated across the western
Carolinas and northeast Georgia. So each additional round of rain
is producing more rapid responses in stream levels, and there is
an increased threat for flooding across the area.


Buncombe-Graham-Northern Jackson-Macon-Southern Jackson-
Transylvania-Henderson-Polk Mountains-Eastern Polk-
Oconee Mountains-Pickens Mountains-Greenville Mountains-
Greater Oconee-Greater Pickens-Greater Greenville-Spartanburg-
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, Faust, Mars Hill, Marshall, Walnut,
Allenstand, Hot Springs, Luck, Newfound Gap, Alarka, Almond,
Bryson City, Luada, Smokemont, Wesser, Waynesville, Waterville,
Canton, Cruso, Cove Creek, Lake Junaluska, Asheville,
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, 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, and Anderson
1054 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019


The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, western North Carolina, and
upstate South Carolina, including the following areas, in
northeast Georgia, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and
Stephens. In western North Carolina, Buncombe, Eastern Polk,
Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Macon, Madison, Northern Jackson,
Polk Mountains, Southern Jackson, Swain, and Transylvania. In
upstate South Carolina, Anderson, Greater Greenville, Greater
Oconee, Greater Pickens, Greenville Mountains, Oconee
Mountains, Pickens Mountains, and Spartanburg.

* through Friday evening

* Additional moderate to locally heavy rain falling on saturated
soils, is producing rapid river and stream level responses.
Additional rainfall totals of 1" to 2" are likely across the
watch area today through Friday, most of which will be runoff.

* Flooding of area streams and mainstem rivers will likely
inundate low-lying areas adjacent to streams, including
farmland, parks, and campgrounds. Flooding is most likely
along the upper French Broad River and associated tributaries.
Periods of heavy rain can overwhelm or clog storm drains and
ditches with debris and cause extensive street flooding and
road ponding. This is especially true this time of year as
fallen leaves block or impede drainage systems.


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.


WGUS82 KGSP 210406

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1106 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

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

French Broad River At Blantyre affecting Henderson and Transylvania
French Broad River Near Fletcher affecting Buncombe and Henderson

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.


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.

Caution is urged when walking near river banks...keep children away
from drainage areas and culverts.



1106 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
The French Broad River At Blantyre.
* until Thursday evening.
* At 10 PM Wednesday the stage was 15.2 feet.
* Action Stage is 15.0 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage is 16.0 feet.
* FORECAST: The river will rise to near 15.5 feet by early Thursday
* IMPACTS: At 16.0 feet: Minor Flood Stage. Farmland flooding
continues on both sides of the French Broad River. Floodwaters
begin to impact boat access areas at Grove Bridge Rd. and Crab
Creek Rd..
* IMPACTS: At 15.0 feet: Action Stage. Most farm fields are flooding
between the French Broad River and Brevard Rd. and between the
French Broad River and Pleasant Grove Rd..


LAT...LON 3538 8257 3537 8250 3529 8254 3521 8267
3526 8274 3534 8261


1106 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
The French Broad River Near Fletcher.
* until Thursday evening.
* At 11 PM Wednesday the stage was 10.3 feet.
* Action Stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage is 13.0 feet.
* FORECAST: The river will stay nearly steady close to 10.5 feet before dropping
below action stage tomorrow evening.
* IMPACTS: At 10.0 feet: Action/Advisory Stage. The French Broad
River has exceeded bankfull at the gauge site. Isolated farmland
flooding is beginning across the French Broad River Valley from
Etowah downstream to Avery Creek upstream of the gauge site..


LAT...LON 3538 8257 3541 8257 3550 8262 3550 8254 3540 8250
3537 8250