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Flash Flood Watches For All Of Central VA Expired Or Canceled

[ 0 ] October 1, 2015 |

Via NWS: Some of the area remains under a flash flood watch until Saturday evening.

 

CANCELED – CANCELED – CANCELED 


FLOOD WATCH

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA

348 AM EDT SAT OCT 3 2015
…PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN STILL EXPECTED THIS TODAY…
.LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK SLOWLY ALONG A STATIONARY COASTAL FRONT

AND COMBINE WITH DEEP MOISTURE TO PRODUCE PERIODS OF MODERATE TO

HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH TONIGHT. FORECAST RAINFALL

AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN SLIGHTLY LOWERED RESULTING IN A REDUCED RIVER

FLOOD THREAT.
VAZ010>020-022>024-032>035-043-031600-

/O.CON.KRNK.FF.A.0008.000000T0000Z-151004T0000Z/

/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-GRAYSON-CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-

ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-

BEDFORD-AMHERST-HENRY-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…BLAND…PEARISBURG…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…

AMHERST…MARTINSVILLE

348 AM EDT SAT OCT 3 2015
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* PORTIONS OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA…SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA…

  SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA…INCLUDING THE

  FOLLOWING IN CENTRAL …VIRGINIA…AMHERST. IN SOUTH CENTRAL

  VIRGINIA…BEDFORD AND HENRY. IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA…BLAND…

  CARROLL…CRAIG…FLOYD…GILES…GRAYSON…MONTGOMERY…

  PATRICK…PULASKI AND WYTHE. IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA…

  ALLEGHANY VA…BATH…BOTETOURT…FRANKLIN…ROANOKE AND

  ROCKBRIDGE.
* THROUGH THIS EVENING
* UP TO AN INCH OF RAIN IS EXPECTED…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS

  ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE BLUE RIDGE. THIS RAIN WILL BE

  FALLING ON SOIL THAT IS COMPLETELY SATURATED. THIS WILL LEAD TO

  MUCH OF THE RAIN RUNNING OFF INTO SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS.
* IN ADDITION TO THE THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING…SOME AREA

  RIVERS COULD FLOOD. CURRENT RIVER FORECASTS BASED ON THE

  ANTICIPATED WIDESPREAD RAINFALL SHOW MINOR FLOODING ON THE

  UPPER ROANOKE FROM ABOVE ROANOKE DOWNSTREAM TO SMITH MOUNTAIN

  LAKE. LOWERED RAINFALL FORECASTS NOW SUGGEST THAT THE UPPER

  JAMES AND PARTS OF NEW RIVER MAY NOT REACH FLOOD STAGE BUT

  COULD STILL RISE VERY CLOSE TO FLOOD STAGE.
TREES COULD ALSO BE TOPPLED GIVEN THE WET SOIL CONDITIONS AND

GUSTY NORTHEAST BREEZES EXPECTED.
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.
AN INCREASED RISK OF LANDSLIDES IS EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM. IF

YOU LIVE IN AN AREA PRONE TO LANDSLIDES…HEAD TOWARD HIGHER

GROUND AWAY FROM STREAMS…RIVERS…AND STEEP SLOPES.
&&
$$

FLOOD WATCH

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA

348 AM EDT SAT OCT 3 2015
…PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN STILL EXPECTED THIS TODAY…
.LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK SLOWLY ALONG A STATIONARY COASTAL FRONT

AND COMBINE WITH DEEP MOISTURE TO PRODUCE PERIODS OF MODERATE TO

HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH TONIGHT. FORECAST RAINFALL

AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN SLIGHTLY LOWERED RESULTING IN A REDUCED RIVER

FLOOD THREAT.
NCZ005-006-VAZ044>047-058-059-031600-

/O.CON.KRNK.FF.A.0008.000000T0000Z-151004T0000Z/

/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

ROCKINGHAM-CASWELL-PITTSYLVANIA-CAMPBELL-APPOMATTOX-BUCKINGHAM-

HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…EDEN…YANCEYVILLE…DANVILLE…

LYNCHBURG…APPOMATTOX…SOUTH BOSTON…KEYSVILLE

348 AM EDT SAT OCT 3 2015
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA…

  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING IN NORTH …CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA…

  CASWELL AND ROCKINGHAM. IN VIRGINIA…APPOMATTOX…

  BUCKINGHAM…CAMPBELL…CHARLOTTE…HALIFAX AND PITTSYLVANIA.
* THROUGH THIS EVENING
* AN ADDITIONAL HALF OF AN INCH OF RAIN IS EXPECTED…WITH

  LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. THIS RAIN WILL BE FALLING ON SOIL THAT

  WAS COMPLETELY SATURATED. THIS WILL LEAD TO MUCH OF THE RAIN

  RUNNING OFF INTO SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS AND CAUSING RAPID

  RISES AND FLOODING.
* IN ADDITION TO THE THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING…SOME AREA RIVERS

  ARE ALSO LIKELY TO FLOOD. CURRENT RIVER FORECASTS BASED ON THE

  ANTICIPATED RAINFALL SHOW PARTS OF THE LOWER ROANOKE AND DAN

  RIVERS EITHER RISING BACK OVER FLOOD STAGE THIS MORNING OR

  RISING TO A HIGHER CATEGORY IN THE LOWER DAN.
TREES COULD ALSO BE TOPPLED GIVEN THE WET SOIL CONDITIONS AND

GUSTY NORTHEAST WIND EXPECTED.
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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