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Originally published: 2013-01-30 07:57:38
Last modified: 2013-01-30 07:59:13

Flash flood watch Wednesday

by Staff Reports

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va., has issued a flash flood watch for Watauga County and other areas in northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia between 12 p.m. Wednesday and midnight:

...POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING EXISTS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING... 

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON ACCOMPANIED BY A LINE OF HEAVY SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS. THIS FRONT WILL BE EAST OF THE MOUNTAINS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON EST TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING... 

EXCESSIVE RAINFALL FROM A LINE OF SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WILL ARRIVE THIS AFTERNOON...EXITING THIS EVENING. THIS COMBINED WITH ALREADY SATURATED SOILS FROM RECENT RAINFALL AND SNOWMELT WILL RAISE THE RISK FOR FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS. 
 
* SMALL STREAM FLOODING IS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. IF MORE RAIN OCCURS...THE RUNOFF COULD ALSO CAUSE MAIN STEM RIVERS TO RISE AND POTENTIALLY FLOOD. 

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. LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.