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Tornado Watch

Statement as of 3:24 PM EDT on May 24, 2017

Expires 6:00 PM EDT on May 24, 2017


Tornado Watch 262 remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for the
following locations

NC
. North Carolina counties included are

Alexander Avery Buncombe
Burke Cabarrus Caldwell
Catawba Clay Cleveland
Davie Gaston Graham
Haywood Henderson Iredell
Jackson Lincoln McDowell
Macon Madison Mecklenburg
Mitchell Polk Rowan
Rutherford Swain Transylvania
Union Yancey




Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:15 PM EDT on May 24, 2017

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on May 24, 2017


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 10 PM EDT this
evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, North Carolina, and upstate
South Carolina, including the following areas, in northeast
Georgia, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and
Stephens. In North Carolina, Alexander, Avery, Buncombe, Burke
mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell mountains, Catawba, Cleveland,
Davie, eastern McDowell, eastern Polk, Gaston, Graham, greater
Burke, greater Caldwell, greater Rutherford, Haywood,
Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell
Mountains, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, northern Jackson, Polk
mountains, Rowan, Rutherford mountains, southern Jackson,
Swain, Transylvania, Union, and Yancey. In upstate South
Carolina, Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, greater
Greenville, greater Oconee, greater Pickens, Greenville
mountains, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee mountains, Pickens
mountains, Spartanburg, Union, and York.

* Until 10 PM EDT this evening

* showers and thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rainfall will
cross the area this afternoon and evening. Rainfall of 1 to 2
inches, with locally higher amounts up to 4 inches will be
possible in the stronger thunderstorms.

* Due to the widespread rain that has fallen over much of this
area since the past weekend, the ground is near saturation and
stream levels are already running above normal. It will not
take much additional rainfall to produce flash flooding along
smaller creeks and streams. Main Stem rivers and their
associated tributaries will also rise gradually, and some
minor flooding will be possible along these streams.

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.




Special Statement

Statement as of 3:33 PM EDT on May 24, 2017

Expires 4:00 PM EDT on May 24, 2017


... A strong thunderstorm will impact Mecklenburg... southeastern
Gaston and northeastern York counties until 400 PM EDT...

At 332 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 11
miles southwest of Uptown Charlotte, or near Carowinds, moving
northeast at 35 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Uptown Charlotte, Huntersville, central Charlotte, south Charlotte,
northeast Charlotte, southwest Charlotte, East Charlotte, northwest
Charlotte, Matthews and Mint Hill.

Wind gusts up to 40 mph and very heavy rainfall rates up to 2 inches
per hour will be possible in these areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Gusty winds can blow down trees that are dead, or that have weakened
root systems. Outdoor furniture and similar items can be tossed
around if not anchored. Seek shelter indoors.

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. Do not drive across
flooded roads.


A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for the Piedmont
of North Carolina... and upstate South Carolina.

Lat... Lon 3522 8058 3502 8085 3507 8090 3503 8090
      3501 8091 3499 8089 3495 8094 3506 8111
      3541 8095
time... Mot... loc 1932z 223deg 32kt 3509 8094


Ark

333 PM EDT Wed may 24 2017

... A strong thunderstorm will impact Mecklenburg... southeastern
Gaston and northeastern York counties until 400 PM EDT...

At 332 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 11
miles southwest of Uptown Charlotte, or near Carowinds, moving
northeast at 35 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Uptown Charlotte, Huntersville, central Charlotte, south Charlotte,
northeast Charlotte, southwest Charlotte, East Charlotte, northwest
Charlotte, Matthews and Mint Hill.

Wind gusts up to 40 mph and very heavy rainfall rates up to 2 inches
per hour will be possible in these areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Gusty winds can blow down trees that are dead, or that have weakened
root systems. Outdoor furniture and similar items can be tossed
around if not anchored. Seek shelter indoors.

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. Do not drive across
flooded roads.


A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for the Piedmont
of North Carolina... and upstate South Carolina.

Lat... Lon 3522 8058 3502 8085 3507 8090 3503 8090
      3501 8091 3499 8089 3495 8094 3506 8111
      3541 8095
time... Mot... loc 1932z 223deg 32kt 3509 8094


Ark


Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:15 PM EDT on May 24, 2017

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on May 24, 2017


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 10 PM EDT this
evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, North Carolina, and upstate
South Carolina, including the following areas, in northeast
Georgia, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and
Stephens. In North Carolina, Alexander, Avery, Buncombe, Burke
mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell mountains, Catawba, Cleveland,
Davie, eastern McDowell, eastern Polk, Gaston, Graham, greater
Burke, greater Caldwell, greater Rutherford, Haywood,
Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell
Mountains, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, northern Jackson, Polk
mountains, Rowan, Rutherford mountains, southern Jackson,
Swain, Transylvania, Union, and Yancey. In upstate South
Carolina, Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, greater
Greenville, greater Oconee, greater Pickens, Greenville
mountains, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee mountains, Pickens
mountains, Spartanburg, Union, and York.

* Until 10 PM EDT this evening

* showers and thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rainfall will
cross the area this afternoon and evening. Rainfall of 1 to 2
inches, with locally higher amounts up to 4 inches will be
possible in the stronger thunderstorms.

* Due to the widespread rain that has fallen over much of this
area since the past weekend, the ground is near saturation and
stream levels are already running above normal. It will not
take much additional rainfall to produce flash flooding along
smaller creeks and streams. Main Stem rivers and their
associated tributaries will also rise gradually, and some
minor flooding will be possible along these streams.

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.




Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Coastal Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Alaska - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Hydrologic Statement
California - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Hydrologic Statement , Record Report
Colorado - Fire Weather Warning
Connecticut - Coastal Flood Statement , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Coastal Flood Advisory
District of Columbia - Coastal Flood Advisory
Florida - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Coastal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Coastal Hazard Statement , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Flood Advisory , Coastal Flood Statement , Coastal Flood Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Flood Warning, Coastal Flood Statement , Lake Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Georgia - Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Hawaii - Special Statement , Record Report
Idaho - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Hydrologic Statement
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Flood Watch , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Beach Hazard Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory
Maine - Public Information Statement
Maryland - Coastal Flood Advisory
Massachusetts - Wind Advisory
Michigan - Beach Hazard Statement
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Hydrologic Statement
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Flood Watch , Hydrologic Statement
Montana - High Wind Warning , Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Nebraska - Flood Warning
Nevada - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Hydrologic Statement
New Jersey - Coastal Flood Advisory , Coastal Flood Statement , Public Information Statement
New Mexico - High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning
New York - Lakeshore Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Coastal Flood Statement , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
South Carolina - Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Beach Hazard Statement
South Dakota - Flood Warning
Tennessee - Tornado Watch , Tornado Watch , Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Hydrologic Statement , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Vermont - Wind Advisory
Virginia - Tornado Watch , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Washington - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Flood Watch , Wind Advisory
West Virginia - Flash Flood Warning
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Special Statement
- Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Watch

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