Chicago Weather

Severe Weather

Current Watches and Warnings

More Maps

North Carolina, Yancey

Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 3:41 PM EDT on October 23, 2017

Expires 8:15 PM EDT on October 23, 2017


The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Yancey County in western North Carolina...

* until 945 PM EDT Monday

* at 340 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Widespread rainfall totals of 2-
5 inches has already occurred since early this morning. An
additional 1-2 inches of rainfall is likely as the final round of
rainfall pushes across the warned area over the next 60-90
minutes. This heavy rainfall is causing flooding of streams and
other low-lying areas across the warned area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Burnsville, Mount Mitchell State Park, Ramseytown, Busick,
Micaville, Green Mountain, Celo, Swiss, b.R. Parkway-craggy to
Little Switzerland and Poplar.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

In hilly and mountainous terrain, there are hundreds of low-water
crossings which can be dangerous in heavy rain. Low-water crossings
can be submerged by flood waters quickly and without warning. Never
attempt to travel across flooded crossings. Find an alternate Route.
It takes only a few inches of swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles
away.

When it is safe to do so, please report flood waters or landslides
flowing over roads or threatening property to the National Weather
Service by calling toll free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, by posting on
our facebook Page, or via twitter using hashtag nwsgsp. Your message
should describe the event and the specific location where it
occurred, including roadways, nearby cross streets, stream names and
other landmarks.


Lat... Lon 3603 8234 3603 8231 3604 8230 3599 8225
      3601 8225 3602 8220 3595 8220 3593 8215
      3582 8213 3574 8219 3570 8226 3575 8233
      3581 8235 3582 8241 3587 8243 3593 8250
      3595 8248 3598 8250 3608 8240 3608 8235


Jmp


226 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
southwestern McDowell County in western North Carolina...
northwestern Rutherford County in western North Carolina...
northeastern Henderson County in western North Carolina...
eastern Buncombe County in western North Carolina...
southeastern Yancey County in western North Carolina...

* until 815 PM EDT

* at 222 PM EDT, Doppler radar and automated gauges indicated
periods of widespread heavy rain have fallen over the advisory
area over the past 8-10 hours. This is causing minor flooding in
the advisory area. Widespread 2-4 inches of rain has fallen since
6am. An additional 1-2 inches of rain is expected over the next 1-
2 hours as the final line of showers and thunderstorms pushes from
west to east across the area. This may cause additional flooding
and may exacerbate ongoing flooding.

* McDowell County emergency management is reporting minor flooding
ongoing near Old Fort and Catawba falls campground.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Black Mountain, Swannanoa, Fairview in Buncombe County, Old Fort,
Chimney Rock State Park, Bat Cave, Mount Mitchell State Park, b.R.
Parkway-east Asheville to Craggy Gardens, b.R. Parkway-craggy to
Little Switzerland and Warren Wilson College.

* The following streams and associated tributaries are experiencing
rapid rises: Catawba river, Bradley creek, South Toe River, upper
Swannanoa River, rocky Broad River, upper Broad River, and Cane
Creek. Scattered minor is likely and isolated significant flooding
is possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Do not attempt to cross
water-covered roadways, bridges, or low-level crossings. Only a few
inches of rapidly flowing water can carry away your vehicle. It is
not Worth the risk. Please turn around, don't drown.

Obey all barricades, even if water is not currently over the Road.
Barricades are in place for your protection and indicate areas where
flooding can occur rapidly and without warning.

When it is safe to do so, please report flood waters or landslides
flowing over roads or threatening property to the National Weather
Service by calling toll free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, by posting on
our facebook Page, or via twitter using hashtag nwsgsp. Your message
should describe the event and the specific location where it
occurred, including roadways, nearby cross streets, stream names and
other landmarks.


Lat... Lon 3563 8206 3540 8218 3540 8220 3539 8222
      3540 8225 3539 8226 3536 8247 3555 8245
      3569 8246 3583 8215 3582 8212 3585 8210
      3585 8208


Jmp


Areal Flood Advisory

Statement as of 3:09 PM EDT on October 23, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on October 23, 2017


The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* flood advisory for...
Mitchell County in western North Carolina...
Avery County in western North Carolina...
Yancey County in western North Carolina...

* until 900 PM EDT

* at 307 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. Widespread totals of 2-4 inches over the past
6-8 hours have been observed across the advisory area. An
additional 1-3 inches of rain is possible as the final round
of showers and thunderstorms move through the area over the
next 1-3 hours. This may exacerbate ongoing flooding and
cause new flooding to develop.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Spruce Pine, Burnsville, Newland, Banner Elk, Elk Park,
Bakersville, Beech Mountain in Avery County, Crossnore, Sugar
Mountain and b.R. Parkway-Linville Falls to Grandfather.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Turn around, dont drown.

Please report flood water flowing over roads or threatening property,
or landslides to the National Weather Service 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.


Lat... Lon 3628 8190 3621 8190 3619 8186 3611 8181
      3607 8174 3596 8181 3600 8190 3595 8196
      3589 8198 3575 8233 3581 8235 3582 8239
      3592 8248 3608 8241 3613 8230 3613 8225
      3616 8222 3615 8215 3611 8213 3612 8203


Jmp



Areal Flood Advisory

Statement as of 3:09 PM EDT on October 23, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on October 23, 2017


The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* flood advisory for...
Mitchell County in western North Carolina...
Avery County in western North Carolina...
Yancey County in western North Carolina...

* until 900 PM EDT

* at 307 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. Widespread totals of 2-4 inches over the past
6-8 hours have been observed across the advisory area. An
additional 1-3 inches of rain is possible as the final round
of showers and thunderstorms move through the area over the
next 1-3 hours. This may exacerbate ongoing flooding and
cause new flooding to develop.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Spruce Pine, Burnsville, Newland, Banner Elk, Elk Park,
Bakersville, Beech Mountain in Avery County, Crossnore, Sugar
Mountain and b.R. Parkway-Linville Falls to Grandfather.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Turn around, dont drown.

Please report flood water flowing over roads or threatening property,
or landslides to the National Weather Service 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.


Lat... Lon 3628 8190 3621 8190 3619 8186 3611 8181
      3607 8174 3596 8181 3600 8190 3595 8196
      3589 8198 3575 8233 3581 8235 3582 8239
      3592 8248 3608 8241 3613 8230 3613 8225
      3616 8222 3615 8215 3611 8213 3612 8203


Jmp



Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement
Alaska - High Wind Warning , High Wind Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Arizona - Lake Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Arkansas - Lake Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement
California - Excessive Heat Warning, Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory, Heat Advisory , Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Beach Hazard Statement
Colorado -
Connecticut - Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory
Florida - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Georgia - Tornado Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Guam - High Surf Advisory , High Surf Warning, High Surf Advisory
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory , High Wind Watch
Illinois - Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement
Louisiana - Storm Surge Warning, Tropical Storm Warning , Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory
Maryland - Coastal Flood Advisory
Massachusetts - Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory
Michigan - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Lakeshore Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory , Flood Advisory , Lakeshore Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory
Mississippi - Flood Warning
Missouri - Flood Warning
Montana - Lake Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Nebraska - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Lake Wind Advisory
New Mexico -
New York - Wind Advisory
North Carolina - Tornado Warning , Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
North Dakota - Wind Advisory
Ohio - Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement
Oregon - Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Wind Advisory
Puerto Rico - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory
Rhode Island - Wind Advisory
South Carolina - Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
South Dakota - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Air Quality Alert
Texas - Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning
Utah - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Vermont - Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory
Virginia - Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
West Virginia - Special Statement
Wisconsin - Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch
Wyoming - Air Quality Alert , Special Statement
- Tornado Watch
- Small Craft Advisory, Gale Warning

More From CBS Chicago

News Via Email
Podcast Network
Free Weather App!

Listen Live