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WGUS64 KMRX 212256
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
National Weather Service Morristown TN
556 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019
...Additional Rounds of Moderate to Heavy Rainfall Expected
Tonight Through Saturday Morning...
.Moderate to heavy rainfall will move over the region once again
tonight through Saturday morning as moisture streams across the
Tennessee Valley and Southern Appalachians along a meandering warm
front. Additional flooding is expected given already saturated
ground and high stream flows.
Northwest Cocke-Cocke Smoky Mountains-Northwest Greene-
Southeast Greene-Washington TN-Unicoi-Northwest Carter-
Southeast Carter-Roane-Loudon-Knox-Jefferson-NW Blount-
Blount Smoky Mountains-North Sevier-Sevier Smoky Mountains-
Southeast Monroe-Marion-Hamilton-Bradley-West Polk-East Polk-Lee-
Including the cities of Murphy, Hayesville, Oneida, La Follette,
Tazewell, Sneedville, Rogersville, Kingsport, Bristol,
Mountain City, Wartburg, Clinton, Oak Ridge, Maynardville,
Rutledge, Morristown, Newport, Cosby, Greeneville, Cedar Creek,
Johnson City, Erwin, Elizabethton, Roan Mountain, Kingston,
Lenoir City, Knoxville, Dandridge, Maryville, Cades Cove,
Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Dunlap, Pikeville, Dayton, Decatur,
Athens, Madisonville, Coker Creek, Jasper, Chattanooga,
Cleveland, Benton, Ducktown, Jonesville, Wise, Norton, Gate City,
Lebanon, and Abingdon
556 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019
...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
The Flood Watch is now in effect for
* Portions of Southwest North Carolina, East Tennessee, and
Southwest Virginia, including the following areas, in
Southwest North Carolina, Cherokee and Clay. In East
Tennessee, Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount Smoky Mountains, Bradley,
Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke Smoky Mountains, East Polk,
Grainger, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson,
Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Morgan, NW
Blount, North Sevier, Northwest Carter, Northwest Cocke,
Northwest Greene, Northwest Monroe, Rhea, Roane, Scott TN,
Sequatchie, Sevier Smoky Mountains, Southeast Carter,
Southeast Greene, Southeast Monroe, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union,
Washington TN, and West Polk. In Southwest Virginia, Lee,
Russell, Scott, Washington, and Wise.
* Through Saturday morning
* Additional periods of moderate to heavy rainfall will overspread
the region tonight, lasting through Saturday morning. Rainfall
totals ranging from 2 to 3 inches are expected with isolated
higher amounts closer to 4 inches possible.
* Given the already saturated soil and high stream flows, the
additional moderate to heavy rains will likely cause significant
stream flooding, roadway flooding, mud slides, and main stem
river flooding. Potentiallly life threatening flooding is
* If you live near a stream, creek or river that typically floods
easily, please have a plan in place now to evacuate in the event
of flood waters begin to rise.
A Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy
rain...which may lead to flooding in and near the watch area. Be
alert for rising water or water over roadways. Keep informed...
and be ready for action if flooding is observed or if a flood
warning is issued. If you come to a closed or flooded road...turn
around! Don't drown!