Flood Watch for All of ENC Through Sunday Evening

Written by on August 1, 2014 in Severe Weather
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1213 AM EDT SAT AUG 2 2014

...HEAVY RAIN MAY CAUSE FLOODING OVER EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
THROUGH THE UPCOMING WEEKEND...

.A STALLED FRONTAL BOUNDARY ACROSS THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA
COMBINED WITH A STREAM OF TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL PRODUCE HEAVY
RAINFALL OVER THE AREA THROUGH THIS WEEKEND. RADAR ESTIMATES OF
ONE TO FOUR INCHES FELL ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA ON FRIDAY.
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF TWO TO FOUR INCHES ARE EXPECTED
THROUGH SUNDAY...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THIS AMOUNT
OF RAINFALL OVER ALREADY SATURATED SOILS MAY LEAD TO FLOODING
ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...PARTICULARLY IN POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS AND NEAR SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS.

NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>095-098-103-104-021700-
/O.CON.KMHX.FA.A.0002.000000T0000Z-140804T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
MARTIN-PITT-WASHINGTON-TYRRELL-MAINLAND DARE-GREENE-BEAUFORT-
MAINLAND HYDE-DUPLIN-LENOIR-JONES-CRAVEN-PAMLICO-CARTERET-ONSLOW-
OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILLIAMSTON...ROBERSONVILLE...
GREENVILLE...PLYMOUTH...COLUMBIA...SNOW HILL...HOOKERTON...
WASHINGTON...RIVER ROAD...WALLACE...WARSAW...ROSE HILL...
KENANSVILLE...BEULAVILLE...MAGNOLIA...KINSTON...MAYSVILLE...
POLLOCKSVILLE...TRENTON...NEW BERN...HAVELOCK...VANCEBORO...
ORIENTAL...ALLIANCE...BAYBORO...ARAPAHOE...MINNESOTT BEACH...
VANDEMERE...STONEWALL...MOREHEAD CITY...BEAUFORT...EMERALD ISLE...
NEWPORT...JACKSONVILLE...KILL DEVIL HILLS...KITTY HAWK...
NAGS HEAD...SOUTHERN SHORES
1213 AM EDT SAT AUG 2 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  AREAS...BEAUFORT...CARTERET...CRAVEN...DUPLIN...GREENE...
  JONES...LENOIR...MAINLAND DARE...MAINLAND HYDE...MARTIN...
  ONSLOW...OUTER BANKS DARE...OUTER BANKS HYDE...PAMLICO...
  PITT...TYRRELL AND WASHINGTON.

* THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

* ONE TO FOUR INCHES HAS BEEN OBSERVED ACROSS EASTERN NORTH
  CAROLINA OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS...WITH AN ADDITIONAL TWO TO FOUR
  INCHES POSSIBLE THROUGH SUNDAY. HEAVY RAIN OVER ALREADY SATURATED
  SOILS MAY CAUSE FLOODING ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA 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.

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