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Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning
Issued: 10:05 AM EDT Apr. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Haw River at Haw River.
* From late Monday night to Wednesday morning, or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 8:45 am Sunday the stage was 2.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river is expected to rise above flood stage by
Tuesday morning and continue to rise to near 20.0 feet by Tuesday
early afternoon.
* Impact... at 20.0 feet, there is significant overflow on the right
bank opposite the water treatment plant.


The following are the latest observations and 7 am forecast stages
for the next several days.


                 Fld observed forecast 7 am
location stg stg day time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

Haw River
Haw River 18 2.4 sun 09 am 13.5 19.4 14.8 9.8 7.4



Lat... Lon 3624 7953 3613 7934 3590 7918 3585 7930
          3604 7944 3613 7954




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 9:23 PM EDT Apr. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of central North Carolina, including the following
areas, Alamance, Anson, Chatham, Cumberland, Davidson, Durham,
Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Halifax,
Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, Orange,
person, Randolph, Richmond, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Vance,
wake, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson.

* Through Tuesday morning

* widespread rain will continue overnight across the western half
of central NC. The rain will become heavy, especially in the
Piedmont later tonight. The heavy rain will spread east across
the remainder of central NC Monday and Monday night. Storm
total rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected.

* The long duration of the rain through Monday night or Tuesday
morning will saturate the ground. Periods of heavy rain will
lead to rapid runoff, likely producing flooding of creeks and
streams. Main Stem rivers will likely see significant rises in
the water levels by Monday, including the Yadkin, haw, Neuse,
tar, Roanoke, and Cape Fear.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. 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.





Public Information Statement
Issued: 5:56 PM EDT Apr. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

Persistent light to moderate rainfall has been occurring
across sections of the Piedmont and northern coastal plain
since Saturday evening. Here is a sampling of observed
rainfall amounts reported since 545 PM Sunday.

... Rainfall reports...

Location amount time/date

... North Carolina...

... Alamance County...
1 WNW Alamance 1.08 in 0528 PM 04/23
1 N Mebane 1.01 in 0532 PM 04/23

... Davidson County...
raingage at Yadkin River at 1.81 in 0440 PM 04/23
3 WNW High Point 1.79 in 0450 PM 04/23
2 WNW midway 1.75 in 0533 PM 04/23
Lexington 1.44 in 0516 PM 04/23
Lexington 1.13 in 0440 PM 04/23

... Durham County...
Eno river nr Huckleberry Spr 1.06 in 0500 PM 04/23
6 NNW Durham 0.85 in 0600 am 04/23
Eno river nr Durham 0.82 in 0515 PM 04/23
3 W Durham 0.81 in 0530 PM 04/23

... Forsyth County...
3 NNW Kernersville 1.84 in 0528 PM 04/23
2 NE Walkertown 1.79 in 0525 PM 04/23
2 NE Stanleyville 1.42 in 0531 PM 04/23
2 ENE Lewisville 1.25 in 0800 am 04/23
3 NNE Lewisville 1.17 in 0534 PM 04/23
1 SSW Kernersville 1.12 in 0700 am 04/23
3 W Pfafftown 0.92 in 0800 am 04/23
Rural Hall 0.81 in 0645 am 04/23
Smith Reynolds Airport 0.80 in 0754 am 04/23

... Granville County...
2 S Creedmoor 1.21 in 0525 PM 04/23
4 NNW Purnell 0.75 in 0540 PM 04/23

... Guilford County...
3 N High Point 1.75 in 0537 PM 04/23
3 SSE Summerfield 1.73 in 0536 PM 04/23
Greensboro 1.54 in 0430 PM 04/23
Reedy fk at Rd 2128 1.50 in 0430 PM 04/23
N Buffalo crk at church St a 1.49 in 0445 PM 04/23
3 SW Pleasant Garden 1.45 in 0535 PM 04/23
4 NW Greensboro 1.36 in 0540 PM 04/23
Buffalo Creek at mccleansvil 1.36 in 0530 PM 04/23
S Buffalo crk nr Pomona at M 1.34 in 0430 PM 04/23
Horsepen creek at us220 1.26 in 0445 PM 04/23
Greensboro 1.25 in 0430 PM 04/23
4 WSW Lake Townsend 1.03 in 0529 PM 04/23
Ryan crk blw US Hwy 220 1.01 in 0445 PM 04/23
S Buffalo crk at US Hwy 220 0.95 in 0445 PM 04/23
2 S Pleasant Garden 0.79 in 0536 PM 04/23
2 SSW Monroeton 0.77 in 0800 am 04/23
1 ENE Colfax 0.76 in 0700 am 04/23
2 SSW Monroeton 0.75 in 0700 am 04/23

... Halifax County...
2 NW Rosemary 0.85 in 0700 am 04/23

... Orange County...
5 N Efland 1.02 in 0536 PM 04/23
NC Durham 11 W 0.80 in 0510 PM 04/23
3 N Carrboro 0.78 in 0510 PM 04/23
Durham 7.5 NW 0.75 in 0800 am 04/23

... Randolph County...
3 NNE Asheboro 1.06 in 0535 PM 04/23
3 NNW Liberty 0.95 in 0532 PM 04/23

... Stanly County...
1 W Richfield 0.92 in 0539 PM 04/23

... Warren County...
Warrenton 12se 0.82 in 0800 am 04/23
4 ESE Warrenton 0.78 in 0516 PM 04/23

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.


Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 9:23 PM EDT Apr. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of central North Carolina, including the following
areas, Alamance, Anson, Chatham, Cumberland, Davidson, Durham,
Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Halifax,
Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, Orange,
person, Randolph, Richmond, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Vance,
wake, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson.

* Through Tuesday morning

* widespread rain will continue overnight across the western half
of central NC. The rain will become heavy, especially in the
Piedmont later tonight. The heavy rain will spread east across
the remainder of central NC Monday and Monday night. Storm
total rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected.

* The long duration of the rain through Monday night or Tuesday
morning will saturate the ground. Periods of heavy rain will
lead to rapid runoff, likely producing flooding of creeks and
streams. Main Stem rivers will likely see significant rises in
the water levels by Monday, including the Yadkin, haw, Neuse,
tar, Roanoke, and Cape Fear.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. 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.