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Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 10:41 PM EDT en Julio 31, 2014

...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia...western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina...including the following areas...in northeast Georgia...Elbert...Franklin...Habersham...Hart... Rabun and Stephens. In western North Carolina...Avery...Burke mountains...Buncombe...Caldwell mountains...eastern McDowell... eastern Polk...greater Burke...greater Caldwell... greater Rutherford...Graham...Haywood...Henderson...McDowell Mountains...Macon...Madison...Mitchell...northern Jackson... Polk mountains...Rutherford mountains...southern Jackson... Swain...Transylvania and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina... Abbeville...Anderson...greater Greenville...greater Oconee... greater Pickens...Greenville mountains...Greenwood... Laurens...Oconee mountains...Pickens mountains and Spartanburg.

* Through Friday morning.

* Increasing moist southeast flow and a stationary frontal boundary across central South Carolina will support prolonged heavy rainfall across the warned area. Additionally...embedded thunderstorms will be capable of rain rates exceeding 2 inches per hour in isolated locations.

* Water levels are expected to rise in streams and creeks across the warned area. Poorly drained urban areas...and low lying areas near streams and creeks...will be especially vulnerable to flooding. Ponding of water on roads will be possible as well. The area from Anderson to Greenville in South Carolina will see the first impacts...as heavy rainfall has already occurred there.

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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Record Report
Statement as of 1:40 am EDT on August 01, 2014

...Record daily rainfall set at Charlotte NC...

1.45 inches of rain fell at the Charlotte-Douglas international Airport on Thursday. This is a new daily rainfall record for July 31. The previous daily rainfall record for July 31 was 1.35 inches which fell in 1936. Continuous climatological data have been kept for the Charlotte metropolitan area since October 1878.

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