Alert: …SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE TORRENTIAL RAINFALL ACROSS
BUNCOMBE COUNTY UNTIL 1045 PM EDT…
At 950 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated a broad area of showers and
thunderstorms producing torrential rainfall across Buncombe County.
These thunderstorms were moving west at 10 to 20 mph and were
producing rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hours. Flooding of low-
lying and poor drainage areas will likely develop through 11 pm.
Locations to be impacted include…
Downtown Asheville, East Asheville, Arden, West Asheville, North
Asheville, Black Mountain, Woodfin, Swannanoa, Weaverville and
Fairview In Buncombe County.
In addition, wind gusts up to 35 mph will be possible in these areas
with the strongest storms. A few limbs could be blown down,
resulting in power outages.
Instructions: The combination of gusty winds and saturated soil conditions will cause scattered trees and power lines to fall. Seek shelter inside an interior room. Torrential rainfall may flood areas with poor drainage, such as ditches and underpasses. Avoid these areas and do not cross flooded roads. Water levels of small streams may also rise rapidly. Seek higher ground if threatened by flood waters.