Flash Flood Watch-Tazewell, Greenbrier, Monroe, Summers, Mercer

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
409 AM EDT WED JUL 3 2013

...HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.A STRONG FLOW OF MOISTURE FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL CONTINUE
TO FLOW NORTH INTO THE REGION. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE HEAVY RAIN...AND POTENTIALLY CAUSE
FLASH FLOODING. THE GREATEST THREAT WILL BE IN LOCATIONS THAT
RECEIVE REPEATED PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN OVER THE SAME AREA...
INCLUDING AREAS WHERE HEAVY RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN.

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TAZEWELL-BLAND-GILES-MERCER-SUMMERS-MONROE-GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TAZEWELL...BLAND...PEARISBURG...
BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP...HINTON...HIX...UNION...LEWISBURG...
QUINWOOD...DUO...RAINELLE
409 AM EDT WED JUL 3 2013

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA 
AND SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... 
IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...BLAND...GILES AND TAZEWELL. IN 
SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA...GREENBRIER...MERCER...MONROE AND 
SUMMERS. 

* FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* BANDS OR CLUSTERS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE 
RAINFALL RATES OF UP TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 
BETWEEN 1 AND 2 INCHES COULD OCCUR WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS 
POSSIBLE. 

* RUNOFF FROM THE VERY HEAVY DOWNPOURS COULD CAUSE FLASH FLOODING
OF CREEKS AND STREAMS. FLOOD PRONE AREAS...LOW WATER CROSSING
AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ALL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO
FLOOD...ESPECIALLY IN LOCATIONS THAT HAVE HAD HEAVY RAIN DURING
THE PAST FEW DAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-SURRY-STOKES-ROCKINGHAM-CASWELL-WATAUGA-WILKES-
YADKIN-SMYTH-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-GRAYSON-CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-
ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-
BEDFORD-HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...SPARTA...DOBSON...
DANBURY...EDEN...YANCEYVILLE...BOONE...WILKESBORO...YADKINVILLE...
MARION...WYTHEVILLE...RADFORD...PULASKI...BLACKSBURG...
INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...VOLNEY...GALAX...FLOYD...
NEW CASTLE...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON...HOT SPRINGS...ROANOKE...
SALEM...FINCASTLE...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA...STUART...
ROCKY MOUNT...BEDFORD...MARTINSVILLE...DANVILLE
409 AM EDT WED JUL 3 2013

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE 
FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTH CAROLINA...ALLEGHANY NC...ASHE... 
CASWELL...ROCKINGHAM...STOKES...SURRY...WATAUGA...WILKES AND 
YADKIN. IN VIRGINIA...ALLEGHANY VA...BATH...BEDFORD... 
BOTETOURT...CARROLL...CRAIG...FLOYD...FRANKLIN...GRAYSON... 
HENRY...MONTGOMERY...PATRICK...PITTSYLVANIA...PULASKI... 
ROANOKE...ROCKBRIDGE...SMYTH AND WYTHE. 

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* BANDS OR CLUSTERS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE 
RAINFALL RATES OF UP TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 
BETWEEN 1 AND 2 INCHES COULD OCCUR WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS 
POSSIBLE. 

* RUNOFF FROM THE VERY HEAVY DOWNPOURS COULD CAUSE FLASH FLOODING
OF CREEKS AND STREAMS. FLOOD PRONE AREAS...LOW WATER CROSSING
AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ALL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO
FLOOD...ESPECIALLY IN LOCATIONS THAT HAVE HAD HEAVY RAIN DURING
THE PAST FEW DAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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