SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

Event: Special Weather Statement
Alert:
…A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT SOUTHWESTERN FORSYTH AND NORTH
CENTRAL DAVIDSON COUNTIES UNTIL 730 PM EDT…

At 632 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Huntsville, or 7 miles south of East Bend, moving east at 20 mph.
Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm. Very
heavy rain and minor flooding is also possible.
Locations impacted include…
Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Bermuda Run, Huntsville, Lewisville,
Arcadia, Pfafftown, Welcome and Sedge Garden.
Instructions: Seek shelter in a nearby building or vehicle. Wind gusts as high as 50 mph are capable of knocking down small or weakened trees and blowing around trash cans, potted plants, lawn furniture and other light outdoor objects.
Target Area:
Davidson
Forsyth

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH

Event: Flash Flood Watch
Alert:
…VERY HEAVY RAINFALL TO PRODUCE FLOODING ACROSS PARTS OF
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA THROUGH
THURSDAY…

.Round after round of heavy rain showers and thunderstorms
will move through the western Carolinas tonight through Wednesday
night. The heavy rainfall that already fell today, some 2 to 3
inches in a few places, is setting the stage for additional heavy
rainfall and associated flooding to develop through at least mid-
week. Rapid rises will continue to develop along area streams and
creeks, and main stem rivers will be steadily on the rise as well.
Flooding may develop by early Tuesday and likely worsen in many
places through Thursday.

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…
The Flash Flood Watch continues for

  • portions of North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina, including
    the following areas, in North Carolina, Alexander, Avery,
    Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, McDowell, Polk,
    Rutherford, Henderson, Lincoln, Mitchell, Transylvania, and
    Yancey Counties. In upstate South Carolina, Anderson, Cherokee,
    Greenville, Pickens, and Spartanburg Counties.

  • through Thursday morning

  • Several waves of moderate to heavy rainfall and embedded
    thunderstorms will result in rainfall totals of 4 to 8 inches in
    many locations by Thursday morning. Rainfall totals of 8 to 12
    inches will be possible along and near the northern Blue Ridge
    escarpment in western North Carolina.

  • Rapid rises above bankfull on streams and creeks may occur,
    along with the threat of flooded roadways in embedded
    thunderstorms or pockets of higher rainfall rates. Main stem
    river flooding may develop as well during the mid week period,
    and perhaps persist through late week or longer, especially
    along the Catawba River channel where longer duration,
    significant flooding will be possible. In and near the
    mountains, the threat for landslide activity may also increase
    Tuesday into Wednesday.
    Instructions: 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. Rainfall of more than five inches in similar storms has been associated with an increased risk of landslides and rockslides. If you live on a mountainside or in a cove at the base of a mountain, especially near a stream, be ready to leave in advance of the storm or as quickly as possible should rising water, moving earth, or rocks threaten. Consider postponing travel along mountain roads during the period of heavy rainfall.
    Target Area:
    Anderson
    Cherokee
    Greater Greenville
    Greater Pickens
    Greenville Mountains
    Pickens Mountains
    Spartanburg

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH

Event: Flash Flood Watch
Alert:
…VERY HEAVY RAINFALL TO PRODUCE FLOODING ACROSS PARTS OF
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA THROUGH
THURSDAY…

.Round after round of heavy rain showers and thunderstorms
will move through the western Carolinas tonight through Wednesday
night. The heavy rainfall that already fell today, some 2 to 3
inches in a few places, is setting the stage for additional heavy
rainfall and associated flooding to develop through at least mid-
week. Rapid rises will continue to develop along area streams and
creeks, and main stem rivers will be steadily on the rise as well.
Flooding may develop by early Tuesday and likely worsen in many
places through Thursday.

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…
The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has
expanded the

  • Flash Flood Watch to include portions of piedmont North Carolina
    and the eastern Upstate of South Carolina. This includes, in
    Piedmont North Carolina, Cabarrus, Davie, Gaston, Iredell,
    Mecklenburg, and Rowan counties. And, in Upstate South Carolina,
    York County.

  • through Thursday morning

  • Several waves of moderate to heavy rainfall and embedded
    thunderstorms will result in rainfall totals of 4 to 7 inches in
    many Piedmont locations by Thursday morning.

  • Rapid rises above bankfull on streams and creeks may occur,
    along with the threat of flooded roadways in embedded
    thunderstorms or pockets of higher rainfall rates. Main stem
    river flooding may develop as well during the mid week period,
    and perhaps persist through late week or longer, especially
    along the Catawba River channel.
    Instructions: 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.
    Target Area:
    Cabarrus
    Davie
    Gaston
    Iredell
    Mecklenburg
    Rowan

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SEVER THUNDERSTORMS

he National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
    Southeastern Cleveland County in the Piedmont of North Carolina…
    South central Gaston County in the Piedmont of North Carolina…
    East central Laurens County in Upstate South Carolina…
    Chester County in Upstate South Carolina…
    York County in Upstate South Carolina…
    Eastern Spartanburg County in Upstate South Carolina…
    Cherokee County in Upstate South Carolina…
    Union County in Upstate South Carolina…

  • Until 400 AM EDT.

  • At 321 AM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
    extending from 7 miles northeast of Spartanburg to 5 miles west of
    Union to 10 miles southeast of Laurens, moving east at 55 mph.
    HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
    SOURCE…Radar indicated.
    IMPACT…Minor hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind
    damage to trees and power lines.

  • Locations impacted include…
    Spartanburg, Gaffney, Union, York, Chester, Clinton, Clover,
    Boiling Springs SC, Pacolet and Cowpens.
    TORNADO…POSSIBLE
    HAIL…1.00IN
    WIND…60MPH
    Instructions: Scattered trees and power lines will be blown down in the warned area. Seek shelter inside an interior room. These storms are producing frequent and intense lightning. Turn off electrical appliances. Do not use corded telephones. Do not take a bath or shower. Please report damaging winds, hail, or flooding to the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg by calling toll free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by posting on our Facebook page, or Tweet it using hashtag nwsgsp. Your message should describe the event and the specific location where it occurred.
    Target Area:
    Cherokee
    Chester
    Laurens
    Spartanburg
    Union
    York

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