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Weather Alert Detail

  • Flash Flood Watch for Habersham County, Georgia
  • Flash Flood Watch issued October 14 at 11:38AM EDT until October 15 at 6:00AM EDT by NWS
  • Effective: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 11:38 a.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6 a.m.
  • ...PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING TODAY AND
    TONIGHT IN THE FAR WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA...
    .A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES
    WILL SEND A COLD FRONT EASTWARD ACROSS THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS
    LATER TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT. THE FRONT WILL INTERACT WITH
    ABUNDANT GULF AND ATLANTIC MOISTURE OVER THE SOUTHEAST TO
    GENERATE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
    IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND
    NORTHEAST GEORGIA. HEAVY RAINFALL RATES WILL RESULT AND THE
    CHANCE OF LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY
    AND INTO TONIGHT.
    ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
    * PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA...WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND
    UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN
    NORTHEAST GEORGIA...HABERSHAM AND RABUN. IN WESTERN NORTH
    CAROLINA...AVERY...BURKE MOUNTAINS...BUNCOMBE...CALDWELL
    MOUNTAINS...EASTERN MCDOWELL...GREATER BURKE...GREATER
    CALDWELL...GRAHAM...HAYWOOD...HENDERSON...MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS...
    MACON...MADISON...MITCHELL...NORTHERN JACKSON... SOUTHERN
    JACKSON...SWAIN...TRANSYLVANIA AND YANCEY. IN UPSTATE SOUTH
    CAROLINA...OCONEE MOUNTAINS AND PICKENS MOUNTAINS.
    * THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.
    * A COLD FRONT APPROACHING THE REGION FROM THE WEST WILL
    INTERACT WITH A VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS TO PRODUCE
    WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
    FOOTHILLS OF THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA TODAY
    INTO TONIGHT. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IS
    EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN AREAS THAT
    SEE MULTIPLE HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS AND IN MOUNTAINOUS AREAS
    ALONG SOUTH FACING SLOPES. THE CHANCE OF LOCALIZED FLASH
    FLOODING WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY AND INTO TONIGHT.
    * EXCESSIVE RAINFALL IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME MAY RESULT IN
    RAPID RISES ON CREEKS AND SMALLER STREAMS. IN ADDITION...AREA
    MAIN STEM RIVERS MAY SEE CONSIDERABLE RISES TO NEAR BANKFULL.