Swain Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Tornado Watch
Issued: 11:43 AM EDT May. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

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 Cherokee Clay
Cleveland Davie Gaston
Graham Haywood Henderson
Iredell Jackson Lincoln
McDowell Macon Madison
Mecklenburg Mitchell Polk
Rowan Rutherford Swain
Transylvania Union Yancey




Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Issued: 11:43 AM EDT May. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 1215 PM EDT
for west central Swain and northeastern Graham counties...

At 1142 am EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 12 miles north of
Robbinsville, or near Smoky Mountains-Fontana area, moving northeast
at 40 mph.

Hazard... 60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail.

Source... radar indicated.

Impact... expect damage to trees and power lines.

Locations impacted include...
Fontana Lake, Smoky Mountains-Fontana area and Fontana Village.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Scattered trees and power lines will be blown down in the warned
area. Seek shelter inside an interior room.

This storm is producing frequent and intense lightning. Turn off
electrical appliances. Do not use corded telephones. Do not take a
Bath or shower.

Please report damaging winds, hail, or flooding to the National
Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg 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.


A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for western North
Carolina.

Lat... Lon 3553 8382 3556 8377 3557 8361 3545 8353
      3535 8380
time... Mot... loc 1542z 231deg 36kt 3550 8373

Hail... 0.75in
wind... 60mph


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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 4:23 AM EDT May. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from 10 am EDT this morning
through this evening...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a

* Flash Flood Watch 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.

* From 10 am EDT this morning through this evening

* showers and thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rainfall will
cross the area today. Widespread 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
Issued: 11:04 AM EDT May. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... A strong thunderstorm will impact southwestern Swain and Graham
counties until 1215 PM EDT...

At 1104 am EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 13
miles northwest of Murphy, moving northeast at 40 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Robbinsville, town of Santeetlah, Smoky Mountains-Fontana area, lake
Santeetlah, Fontana Lake, Fontana Village, Smoky Mountains-Twentymile
creek, Stecoah, Cheoah and Deals Gap.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph and pea size hail will be possible in these
areas.

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for western North
Carolina.

Lat... Lon 3537 8401 3541 8402 3546 8396 3547 8392
      3552 8388 3553 8382 3556 8377 3557 8365
      3537 8350 3525 8381 3525 8385 3522 8396
      3523 8400 3527 8401 3529 8403 3531 8402
      3531 8404 3535 8404
time... Mot... loc 1504z 230deg 31kt 3524 8418


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1104 am EDT Wed may 24 2017

... A strong thunderstorm will impact southwestern Swain and Graham
counties until 1215 PM EDT...

At 1104 am EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 13
miles northwest of Murphy, moving northeast at 40 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Robbinsville, town of Santeetlah, Smoky Mountains-Fontana area, lake
Santeetlah, Fontana Lake, Fontana Village, Smoky Mountains-Twentymile
creek, Stecoah, Cheoah and Deals Gap.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph and pea size hail will be possible in these
areas.

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for western North
Carolina.

Lat... Lon 3537 8401 3541 8402 3546 8396 3547 8392
      3552 8388 3553 8382 3556 8377 3557 8365
      3537 8350 3525 8381 3525 8385 3522 8396
      3523 8400 3527 8401 3529 8403 3531 8402
      3531 8404 3535 8404
time... Mot... loc 1504z 230deg 31kt 3524 8418


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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 4:23 AM EDT May. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from 10 am EDT this morning
through this evening...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a

* Flash Flood Watch 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.

* From 10 am EDT this morning through this evening

* showers and thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rainfall will
cross the area today. Widespread 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.