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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Swain (NCC173) North Carolina Issued by the National Weather Service


Wind Advisory - Swain (North Carolina)

Updated:Sat 03-Oct-15 08:24pm EDT
Effective:Sat 03-Oct-15 08:24pm EDT
Expires:Mon 05-Oct-15 08:00am EDT

Areas affected: Alexander; Avery; Buncombe; Burke Mountains; Cabarrus; Caldwell Mountains; Catawba; Cleveland; Davie; Eastern McDowell; Eastern Polk; Gaston; Graham; Greater Burke; Greater Caldwell; Greater Rutherford; Haywood; Henderson; Iredell; Lincoln; Macon; Madison; McDowell Mountains; Mecklenburg; Mitchell; Northern Jackson; Polk Mountains; Rowan; Rutherford Mountains; Southern Jackson; Swain; Transylvania; Union; Yancey
Instructions: A wind advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. Keep an eye on nearby trees when heavy showers move through...especially those east or northeast of your home.

Message summary: ...windy conditions and wet ground will lead to numerous downed trees and power lines around the region through sunday night...
.a low pressure system over the southeastern united states is causing easterly winds to increase across the western carolinas and northeast georgia. Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph will be possible at times tonight and sunday. Although these wind speeds are typically not powerful enough to blow down trees...saturated soil conditions will make trees more susceptible to falling. Several trees are likely to fall and could take down power lines and cause outages at well as block roadways.
...wind advisory remains in effect until 8 am edt monday...
* locations...northeast georgia...upstate south carolina...and western north carolina.
* hazards...strong wind gusts will combine with saturated soils to create the possibility of numerous downed trees and power lines.
* timing...strong easterly winds will continue across the area tonight...before very slowly abating by late sunday.
* winds...northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
* impacts...saturated soils from recent...ongoing...and upcoming heavy rainfall may weaken root systems and allow strong wind gusts to knock down numerous trees. The falling trees may result in power outages...block roadways...and pose a hazard to life and property.
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Flash Flood Watch - Swain (North Carolina)

Updated:Sat 03-Oct-15 08:21pm EDT
Effective:Sat 03-Oct-15 08:21pm EDT
Expires:Mon 05-Oct-15 08:00am EDT

Areas affected: Avery; Buncombe; Burke Mountains; Caldwell Mountains; Eastern McDowell; Eastern Polk; Graham; Greater Burke; Greater Caldwell; Greater Rutherford; Haywood; Henderson; Macon; Madison; McDowell Mountains; Mitchell; Northern Jackson; Polk Mountains; Rutherford Mountains; Southern Jackson; Swain; Transylvania; Yancey
Instructions: A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Rainfall of more than five inches in similar storms has been associated with an increased risk of landslides and rockslides. If you live on a mountainside or in a cove at the base of a mountain...especially near a ready to leave in advance of the storm or as quickly as possible should rising water...moving earth...or rocks threaten. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. Consider postponing travel if possible. If you must travel...never drive through flooded roadways. Turn around...dont drown.

Message summary: ...heavy rainfall will continue across the western carolinas and northeast georgia tonight with potentially historic and life threatening flash flooding possible...
.a slowly moving upper level low pressure system over the southeast states will continue to interact with a plume of tropical moisture from hurricane joaquin off the atlantic coast to produce copious rainfall across the western carolinas and northeast georgia through sunday. The axis of heavy rainfall will shift south and west toward the savannah river valley tonight...
Impacting many locations around the region where soils are already saturated. Additional rainfall totals of 1 to 5 inches are likely...but the axis of heaviest rainfall through sunday is expected to line up from the upper savannah river valley and the western upstate...into the lower piedmont near greenwood. This amount of rainfall could result in threatening...flash flooding and flooding along main stem rivers.
...flash flood watch remains in effect through monday morning...
The flash flood watch continues for
* portions of northeast georgia...western north carolina and upstate south carolina...including the following northeast georgia...habersham and rabun. In western north carolina...avery...buncombe...burke mountains...caldwell mountains...eastern mcdowell...eastern polk...graham...greater burke...greater caldwell...greater rutherford...haywood...
Henderson...macon...madison...mcdowell mountains...mitchell...
Northern jackson...polk mountains...rutherford mountains...
Southern jackson...swain...transylvania and yancey. In upstate south carolina...greenville mountains...oconee mountains and pickens mountains.
* through monday morning
* rain will persist through sunday as tropical moisture from hurricane joaquin off the atlantic coast wraps into a low pressure system over the southeast united states.
* additional rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches are expected across the mountains. These periods of very heavy rainfall are expected to produce flash flooding along smaller creeks and streams...
With significant flash flooding possible...especially in areas that already received heavy rain in recent days. In addition...
Heavy runoff on already saturated mountain terrain can trigger landslides and mudslides...especially in places prone to slope movement in the past. Flooding will also likely develop along the main stem rivers and possibly persist into early next week. People living near streams should monitor the situation closely through the weekend. Now is the time to decide what to do if threatened by flood waters.
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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone NCC173

Last Updated: 2/1/12 9:11pm

Current Weather Conditions

52.9 F
clear, Dry
High: 67.5F at


Low: 39.4 F at


Humidity: 98%
Dewpoint: 0.05 F
Rain: 0.14 in
Baro: vvx023 in
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F Low: 61.1 F (12:00 AM)

Heat Index:

F High: 61.3 F (12:42 AM)


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0.04 miles


24 Hour Avg :

98.7 %

High Humidity:

99 % (12:00 AM)

Low Humidity:

99 % (12:00 AM)

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Dew Point change last 24 hours

+2.3 F

High Dew Point:

61.0 F (12:42 AM)

Low Dew Point:

60.8 F (12:00 AM)


High Barometer:

29.634 in (12:52 AM)

Low Barometer:

29.616 in (12:00 AM)


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87.1F 1897

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Record Low:

50.0F 1895

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