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Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:29 AM EST Dec. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through this afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including the
following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe,
Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and
Yadkin. In Virginia, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt,
Buckingham, Campbell, Carroll, Charlotte, Floyd, Franklin,
Grayson, Halifax, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania,
Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, and Wythe.

* Through this afternoon

* an additional third to three quarters of an inch of rain will be
possible today, on top of rain which fell yesterday. Runoff
from this rain plus melting snow may cause flooding along
streams, creeks and eventually rivers, as well as urban areas.

* Those living along creeks and streams and larger rivers need
to monitor them today into the weekend. Main Stem rivers,
especially the Dan and lower Roanoke rivers may flood this
weekend.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.




Special Statement
Issued: 11:44 AM EST Dec. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service


... Areas of dense fog across the region this afternoon...

Areas of fog, locally dense fog at times, along with patches of
drizzle will continue this afternoon. Rain on top of lingering
snowpack is resulting in fog, with visibilities commonly in the
one-half to 1 statute mile range across the area, but may at times
be as low as one quarter mile. Some improvement to visibilities
is anticipated later this afternoon.

Those traveling along I-77 from West Virginia to North Carolina,
I-81 from Chilhowie to Lexington, or the Blue Ridge Parkway and
other higher elevation roads will need to be alert to reductions
in visibilities. Remember to slow down and use low beam headlights
if traveling.




1144 am EST Sat Dec 15 2018


... Areas of dense fog across the region this afternoon...

Areas of fog, locally dense fog at times, along with patches of
drizzle will continue this afternoon. Rain on top of lingering
snowpack is resulting in fog, with visibilities commonly in the
one-half to 1 statute mile range across the area, but may at times
be as low as one quarter mile. Some improvement to visibilities
is anticipated later this afternoon.

Those traveling along I-77 from West Virginia to North Carolina,
I-81 from Chilhowie to Lexington, or the Blue Ridge Parkway and
other higher elevation roads will need to be alert to reductions
in visibilities. Remember to slow down and use low beam headlights
if traveling.




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:29 AM EST Dec. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through this afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of North Carolina and Virginia, including the
following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe,
Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and
Yadkin. In Virginia, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt,
Buckingham, Campbell, Carroll, Charlotte, Floyd, Franklin,
Grayson, Halifax, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania,
Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, and Wythe.

* Through this afternoon

* an additional third to three quarters of an inch of rain will be
possible today, on top of rain which fell yesterday. Runoff
from this rain plus melting snow may cause flooding along
streams, creeks and eventually rivers, as well as urban areas.

* Those living along creeks and streams and larger rivers need
to monitor them today into the weekend. Main Stem rivers,
especially the Dan and lower Roanoke rivers may flood this
weekend.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.