Summers Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 3:35 PM EDT on August 22, 2014

...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 1 am EDT Saturday...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southwest Virginia and southeast West Virginia... including the following areas...in southwest Virginia... Bland...Giles...Montgomery...Pulaski...Smyth...Tazewell and Wythe. In southeast West Virginia...Greenbrier...Mercer... Monroe and Summers.

* Until 1 am EDT Saturday

* several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected this evening and tonight. Rainfall of 1 to locally 3 inches is possible...the higher amounts occurring where storms pass repeatedly over the same area. If rainfall amounts exceed 2 inches in an hour or less...flash flooding will occur.

* The ground has been moistened by a wetter than normal August. This has allowed streams to return to normal or slightly above normal...especially across southern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia. Heavy rainfall today will likely cause streams to rise more...and if the heavy rain falls in a short enough period of time...flash flooding will occur.

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.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 8:52 PM EDT on August 22, 2014

...NOAA Weather Radio off the air in Wytheville Virginia...

NOAA Weather Radio station wz2500...broadcasting on a frequency of 162.450mhz...from Sand Mountain near Wytheville Virginia...is off the air. We are working to resume the broadcast as soon as possible... but no estimate of when it will return to service is currently available.