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Flood Warning:

Issued at: 3:09 am EST on March 5, 2015, expires at: 4:10 AM EDT on March 08, 2015
  • ...Flood Warning extended until late Friday night...the Flood Warning continues for the Powell River near Jonesville VA.
  • Until late Friday night.
  • At 02:45 am Thursday the stage was 23.7 feet.
  • Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
  • Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
  • Forecast...the river will continue rising to near 25.0 feet by this evening. The river will fall below flood stage Friday late evening.
  • At 25.0 feet...a few homes are slightly affected and about 100 acres are flooded. Lat...Lon 3652 8333 3659 8340 3686 8287 3680 8279 309 am EST Thu Mar 5 2015 ...Flood Warning extended until late Saturday night...the Flood Warning continues for the Clinch River above Tazewell TN.
  • Until late Saturday night.
  • At 02:30 am Thursday the stage was 13.4 feet.
  • Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
  • Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
  • Forecast...the river will continue rising to near 15.9 feet by after midnight Thursday night. The river will fall below flood stage Saturday evening.
  • At 16.0 feet...extensive flooding of pasture land around Grissom Island occurs. The city of Tazewell, Tennessee is not affected by flooding of the Clinch River. Lat...Lon 3632 8356 3637 8359 3659 8306 3659 8296 309 am EST Thu Mar 5 2015 ...Flood Warning extended until Sunday morning...the Flood Warning continues for the Clinch River near Speers Ferry VA.
  • Until Sunday morning.
  • At 02:15 am Thursday the stage was 23.8 feet.
  • Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
  • Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
  • Forecast...the river will continue rising to near 26.5 feet by after midnight tomorrow...but is then expected to begin falling. The river will fall below flood stage by early Sunday morning.
  • At 28.0 feet...several homes are flooded. Evacuations are likely. Lat...Lon 3655 8294 3657 8302 3682 8251 3677 8246 309 am EST Thu Mar 5 2015 ...Flood Warning extended until late Saturday night...the Flood Warning continues for the Powell River near Arthur TN.
  • Until late Saturday night.
  • At 02:15 am Thursday the stage was 18.2 feet.
  • Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
  • Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
  • Forecast...the river will continue rising to near 21.9 feet by tomorrow morning...but is then expected to begin falling. The river will fall below flood stage by Saturday before midnight.
  • At 20.0 feet...water covers roads along both banks of the river. Lat...Lon 3659 8361 3654 8337 3640 8375 3645 8383

Winter Storm Warning:

Issued at: 10:00 PM EST on March 4, 2015, expires at: 4:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015
  • ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 1 am to 4 PM EST Thursday...
  • event...rain early then a wintry mix with freezing rain changing to sleet and snow with up to a quarter inch of ice accumulation and 2 to 4 inches of snow.
  • Timing...beginning just after midnight Wednesday night and continuing until 4 PM EST Thursday afternoon.
  • Impacts...Road conditions will become hazardous. When traveling...slow down and drive with caution. Give yourself extra room between you and the vehicle ahead of you. The ice accumulations may down trees and power lines with localized power outages possible. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow...sleet... and/or freezing rain are expected...causing hazardous driving conditions. Travel is discouraged. If travel is unavoidable... keep an extra flashlight...food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Areal Flood Watch:

Issued at: 8:41 PM EST on March 4, 2015, expires at: 7:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015
  • ...Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday evening... The Flood Watch continues for
  • portions of east Tennessee and southwest Virginia...including the following areas...in east Tennessee...Campbell... Claiborne...Hancock...Morgan and Scott TN. In southwest Virginia...Lee...Russell...Scott...Washington and wise.
  • Through Thursday evening
  • precipitation amounts up to 1 inch overnight combined with water from melting snow and ice may produce flooding across this region.
  • Flooding potential includes flash flooding...areal flooding... and river flooding. Snow and ice clogging drains may cause flooding in spots not normally prone to water ponding issues. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy rain...which may lead to flooding in and near the watch area. If you are in the watch area....keep an eye out for rising water or water over roadways. Keep informed...and be ready for action if flooding is observed or if a Flood Warning is issued. If you come to a closed or flooded Road...turn around! Don't drown! Tg


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