Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Mecklenburg (NCC119) North Carolina Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Flood Watch Flood Watch - Mecklenburg (North Carolina)


Updated:Thu, 11/15/2018 9:57am EST
Effective:Thu, 11/15/2018 1:20pm EST
Expires:Thu, 11/15/2018 6:00pm EST
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Future
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Buncombe; Cabarrus; Catawba; Cleveland; Gaston; Henderson; Lincoln; Mecklenburg; Mitchell; Rowan; Transylvania; Union; Yancey
 
Instructions: 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.

Message summary: ...continued heavy rainfall this morning may produce flooding across the western carolinas and northeast georgia...
.a deep low pressure system moving east from the plains has produced a southeasterly fetch of abundant gulf of mexico and atlantic moisture, which will slowly diminish through the day. Very wet ground conditions, along with current elevated stream levels will heighten the risk of flooding across the region through the period. While some of the precipitation may fall as an icy mix across portions of western north carolina, especially early this morning, enough rain could fall to produce some flooding there as well.
...flood watch remains in effect until 7 pm est this evening...
The flood watch continues for
* portions of northeast georgia, north carolina, and upstate south carolina, including the following areas, in northeast georgia, elbert and hart. In north carolina, alexander, avery, buncombe, burke mountains, cabarrus, caldwell mountains, catawba, cleveland, davie, eastern mcdowell, eastern polk, gaston, greater burke, greater caldwell, greater rutherford, henderson, iredell, lincoln, mcdowell mountains, mecklenburg, mitchell, polk mountains, rowan, rutherford mountains, 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 7 pm est this evening
* widespread rainfall totals of 1.5 to 2 inches have fallen across the region since yesterday, and another 1-2 inches will be possible across much of the western carolinas and northeast georgia through late this morning.
* this heavy rainfall will impact locations that received 2 to 4 inches of rain on monday. The ground remains saturated and stream levels across the region are running quite high. The additional rainfall could lead to more widespread flooding along streams than was seen on monday, while additional minor flooding on some main stem rivers is also expected.
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Flood Advisory Flood Advisory - Mecklenburg (North Carolina)


Updated:Thu, 11/15/2018 7:44am EST
Effective:Thu, 11/15/2018 12:29pm EST
Expires:Sat, 11/17/2018 6:00am EST
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Mecklenburg
 
Instructions: Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Message summary: The national weather service in greenville-spartanburg has issued a
* flood advisory for...
Southwestern cabarrus county in the piedmont of north carolina...
East central mecklenburg county in the piedmont of north carolina...
* until 345 pm est thursday.
* at 742 am est, gauges along the rocky river and select tributaries were continuing to rise. Excessive runoff throughout the basin will continue this morning, likely resulting in developing above bankfull conditions, flooding of low-spots, and high water.
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