Flood Advisory Issued For Hamilton and Surrounding Counties

Monday, September 17, 2012

Flood Advisory for Hamilton County, TN

until 11:30 PM EDT, Mon., Sep 17, 2012

Issued by The National Weather Service
Knoxville/Tri-Cities, TN

Mon, Sep 17, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT

Updated Sep 17, 2012, 10:25pm EDT

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AREAS IN... BLEDSOE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF PIKEVILLE... BRADLEY COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CLEVELAND... HAMILTON COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CHATTANOOGA... MARION COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF JASPER... MCMINN COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF ATHENS... MEIGS COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF DECATUR... POLK COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE... THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF... DUCKTOWN... BENTON... RHEA COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF DAYTON... SEQUATCHIE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE... THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF DUNLAP...

* UNTIL 1130 PM EDT/1030 PM CDT/

* AT 832 PM EDT/732 PM CDT/... A LARGE AREA OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL CONTINUED OVER THE ADVISORY AREA.

* NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR ESTIMATED A WIDESPREAD AREA OF ONE AND ONE HALF INCHES HAS FALLEN TODAY. LOCALIZED AMOUNTS MAY HAVE BEEN AS HIGH AS THREE INCHES. AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO TWO INCHES IS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT AND COULD LEAD TO DANGEROUS WIDESPREAD FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED OR PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.

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Tornado Watch for Hamilton, TN

until 3:00 AM EDT, Tue., Sep 18, 2012

Issued by The National Weather Service

Knoxville/Tri-Cities, TN

Updated Sep 17, 2012, 8:15pm EDT

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 640 IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EDT TUESDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN NORTH CAROLINA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 2 COUNTIES

IN SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA

CHEROKEE CLAY

IN TENNESSEE THIS WATCH INCLUDES 12 COUNTIES

IN EAST TENNESSEE

BLOUNT BRADLEY HAMILTON KNOX LOUDON MCMINN MEIGS MONROE POLK RHEA ROANE SEVIER

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF... ATHENS... BENTON... CHATTANOOGA... CLEVELAND... DAYTON... DECATUR... HAYESVILLE... KINGSTON... KNOXVILLE... LENOIR CITY... MADISONVILLE... MARYVILLE... MURPHY AND SEVIERVILLE.


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Flood Watch for Hamilton, TN

until 12:00 PM EDT, Tue., Sep 18, 2012

Updated Sep 17, 2012, 8:20pm EDT


... FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF EAST TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... IN EAST TENNESSEE... ANDERSON... BLEDSOE... BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS... BRADLEY... CAMPBELL... CLAIBORNE... EAST POLK... GRAINGER... HAMILTON... HANCOCK... KNOX... LOUDON... MARION... MCMINN... MEIGS... MORGAN... NW BLOUNT... NORTHWEST MONROE... RHEA... ROANE... SCOTT TN... SEQUATCHIE... SOUTHEAST MONROE... UNION AND WEST POLK. IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA... LEE AND WISE.

* THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING

* RAINFALL WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH NOON TUESDAY ARE EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN 2 AND 4 INCHES IN MANY LOCATIONS... WITH LOCALLY UP TO 5 INCHES POSSIBLE. THE GREATEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ALONG THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU.

* ALTHOUGH DRY SOIL CONDITIONS AND LOW RIVER LEVELS MAY HELP REDUCE THE THREAT OF WIDESPREAD FLOODING... LOCALIZED FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE... PARTICULARLY IN URBAN AREAS OF CHATTANOOGA AND KNOXVILLE. VALLEY LOCATIONS ALONG THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU MAY SEE RAPID RISES OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS.

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!

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... HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY TONIGHT. RAINFALL WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT AND INTO TUESDAY MORNING. LOCALIZED FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE.




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