Location:  
MeteoStar


Weather Alert - Macon
Click here for NWS Zone Forecast


WGUS82 KGSP 230252
FLSGSP

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

NCC113-173-240315-


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.

&&

LAT...LON 3541 8354 3534 8347 3522 8333 3514 8334
3514 8340 3523 8345 3531 8355 3537 8357




Carroll
WGUS42 KGSP 221607
FLWGSP

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Warning
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1107 AM EST FRI FEB 22 2019

NCC113-231630-


Macon NC-
1107 AM EST FRI FEB 22 2019

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has extended
the

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

* Until 1130 AM EST Saturday.

* At 1100 AM EST, Doppler radar indicated that light to moderate
showers are continuing to train over the Little Tennessee River
watershed across southern Macon County. Rainfall rates
associated with these showers are generally less than 0.2 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 upper Little Tennessee River and associated
tributaries. High streamflows are causing widespread flooding
near Otto and flooding is expected to continue into early
Saturday.

* The Little Tennessee River near Otto has not reached levels this
high since at least 2010. Significant flooding is likely
ongoing across adjacent low-lying areas including farmland,
low-water crossings, boat-access areas, parks and trails, and
may be threatening homes and businesses at lower elevations
near the river. Please heed all guidance from local officials
and obey all barricades.

* The following streamgauge has exceeded Minor Flood Stage:
Little Tennessee River near Otto.

Current Stage: 19.64 feet and rising steadily.
Forecast: The Little Tennessee River will continue to rise to at
near 20.0 feet through early Friday afternoon. A rise to
Moderate Flood Stage is possible into Friday afternoon which may
mean signficant inundation of low-lying areas, several road
closures, and structural flooding is possible.
Action/Advisory Stage: 11.0 feet.
Minor Flood Stage: 17.0 feet.
Moderate Flood Stage: 21.0 feet.
Impacts: At 17.0 feet, Riverside Road will be flooded.
Significant flooding of low-lying areas is ongoing. Areas
along the river should be avoided until waters recede.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Otto.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall is causing flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, as well as farmland, drainages,
and other low-lying areas.

Numerous roads, parking lots and bridges will be threatened by heavy
rain and rapidly rising streams and creeks. Please pay close
attention to road signs indicating a flood-prone area. Obey all
barricades, even if water is not currently over the road. Barricades
are in place for your protection and indicate areas where flooding
can occur rapidly and without warning.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 3514 8340 3514 8334 3500 8334 3499 8339
3499 8341 3500 8341




JMP