Greater Greenville Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 2:54 AM EDT on August 01, 2014

...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until noon EDT today...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia...western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina...including the following areas...in northeast Georgia...Elbert...Franklin...Habersham...Hart... Rabun and Stephens. In western North Carolina...Avery...Burke mountains...Buncombe...Caldwell mountains...eastern McDowell... eastern Polk...greater Burke...greater Caldwell... greater Rutherford...Graham...Haywood...Henderson...McDowell Mountains...Macon...Madison...Mitchell...northern Jackson... Polk mountains...Rutherford mountains...southern Jackson... Swain...Transylvania and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina... Abbeville...Anderson...greater Greenville...greater Oconee... greater Pickens...Greenville mountains...Greenwood... Laurens...Oconee mountains...Pickens mountains and Spartanburg.

* Until noon EDT today.

* Moist southeast flow and a stationary boundary across central South Carolina will support the potential for prolonged heavy rainfall across the warned area. Additionally...embedded thunderstorms are possible which will be capable of producing rainfall rates exceeding 2 inches per hour in isolated locations.

* Water levels are expected to rise in streams and creeks across the warned area. Poorly drained urban areas...and low lying areas near streams and creeks...will be especially vulnerable to flooding. Ponding of water on roads will be possible as well. The upstate of South Carolina will have a higher chance of flooding due to antecedent conditions. The precipitation should also become more continuous across the Blue Ridge later this morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

Record Report
Statement as of 1:40 am EDT on August 01, 2014

...Record daily rainfall set at Charlotte NC...

1.45 inches of rain fell at the Charlotte-Douglas international Airport on Thursday. This is a new daily rainfall record for July 31. The previous daily rainfall record for July 31 was 1.35 inches which fell in 1936. Continuous climatological data have been kept for the Charlotte metropolitan area since October 1878.

Local Storm Report

07/31/2014 0816 PM

3 miles E of Greenville, Greenville County.

Heavy rain m3.70 inch, reported by ASOS.

3.7 inches of rain has fallen since this morning at the Greenville Downtown Airport. A sinkhole has developed nearby near the intersection of Haywood Rd and Airport Rd.

07/31/2014 1130 am

3 miles W of Simpsonville, Greenville County.

Flash flood, reported by broadcast media.

A video from the public indicated a significant portion of McCall Road flooded by swiftly moving water. The flooding was likely associated with a tributary to Huff Creek.

07/31/2014 1115 am

2 miles E of Mauldin, Greenville County.

Flash flood, reported by broadcast media.

Bethel Road was closed due to flooding.

07/31/2014 1130 am

3 miles W of Simpsonville, Greenville County.

Flash flood, reported by public.

Reports of water on logshoals...McCall...and Baldwin roads.

07/31/2014 1015 am

1 miles NW of Greenville, Greenville County.

Flash flood, reported by broadcast media.

Police closed Cleveland Park due to flooding. Social media pictures show water from Richland creek covering significant portions of the park.

07/31/2014 1115 am

6 miles se of Greenville, Greenville County.

Flash flood, reported by County official.

Rising water along gilder creek has resulted in the

evacuation of 7 people / 5 Mobile homes along Libby Lane.