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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1029 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

SCC029-035-071529-
/O.EXT.KCHS.FL.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150311T0500Z/
/GIVS1.1.ER.150228T0630Z.150306T0000Z.150310T1700Z.NO/
1029 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Edisto River Near Givhans Ferry.
* At 9 AM Friday the stage was 11.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 11.3 feet by this afternoon.
  The river will fall below flood stage early Tuesday afternoon.
* At 11.0 feet, Weeks Landing in Canadys is no longer accessible.

&&

LAT...LON 3303 8055 3310 8053 3308 8036 3290 8037
          3290 8045 3302 8044

$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1029 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

SCC015-043-089-071528-
/O.CON.KCHS.FL.W.0009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/JAMS1.1.ER.150304T0100Z.150308T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1029 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Santee River Near Jamestown.
* At 9 AM Friday the stage was 10.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring.
* Forecast, the river will rise to near 11.0 feet by Saturday evening
  then begin a slow fall.
* At 12.0 feet, several dirt logging roads become impassable.

&&

LAT...LON 3347 8002 3354 7998 3335 7969 3327 7946
          3320 7951 3329 7976

$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
950 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers...

  Lumber Near Lumberton affecting Robeson County NC

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers...

  Cape Fear At William O Huske Lock And Dam 3 affecting Bladen County NC
  Little Pee Dee At Galivants Ferry affecting Dillon...Horry and Marion Counties
  SC

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

People with interests along the river should take the necessary precautions to
protect life and property from the flood waters.

Additional information is available on our website at weather.gov/ilm under the
"Rivers and Lakes" link.

&&

SCC033-051-067-070649-
/O.CON.KILM.FL.W.0010.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/GALS1.1.ER.150228T1030Z.150304T1145Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
950 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Little Pee Dee At Galivants Ferry.
* until further notice.
* At  9:00 AM Friday the stage was 9.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to a stage of 9.5 feet by tomorrow
  morning.
* Impact...At 9.0 feet...Flood waters will begin to affect residential yards in
  the Fork Retch community upstream of Galivants Ferry near the town of Nichols.
  Swampland flooding becomes noticeable and natural boat landings will be
  flooded.

&&

LAT...LON 3423 7921 3419 7910 3405 7920 3398 7928
          3400 7938 3409 7930

$$
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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
950 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers...

  Lumber Near Lumberton affecting Robeson County NC

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers...

  Cape Fear At William O Huske Lock And Dam 3 affecting Bladen County NC
  Little Pee Dee At Galivants Ferry affecting Dillon...Horry and Marion Counties
  SC

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

People with interests along the river should take the necessary precautions to
protect life and property from the flood waters.

Additional information is available on our website at weather.gov/ilm under the
"Rivers and Lakes" link.

&&

NCC155-070650-
/O.EXT.KILM.FL.W.0007.000000T0000Z-150310T1800Z/
/LBRN7.1.ER.150226T0858Z.150227T1200Z.150310T0600Z.NO/
950 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...Flood Warning now in effect until Tuesday afternoon...
The Flood Warning continues for
  The Lumber Near Lumberton.
* until Tuesday afternoon.
* At  7:00 AM Friday the stage was 13.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 13.9 feet by tomorrow
  morning. The river will fall below flood stage early Tuesday morning.
* Impact...At 13.0 feet...Low land flooding will occur along the river. The flood
  waters may affect some residential property as water backs up into the
  drainage ditches in the city.

&&

LAT...LON 3467 7916 3468 7904 3457 7891 3452 7899
          3461 7907 3458 7915

$$


Freeze Warning


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1005 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

SCZ048>052-062315-
/O.CON.KCHS.FZ.W.0001.150307T0400Z-150307T1400Z/
BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-
TIDAL BERKELEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEAUFORT...HILTON HEAD...EDISTO BEACH...
CHARLESTON...JASPER...DANIEL ISLAND...
NAVAL WEAPONS STATION CHARLESTON
1005 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
9 AM EST SATURDAY...

* TEMPERATURES...UPPER 20S INLAND...LOWER 30S JUST INLAND FROM
  THE BEACHES.

* FREEZE DURATION...4 TO 8 HOURS WITH SCATTERED FROST.

* FREEZE IMPACTS...FREEZING TEMPERATURES COULD KILL SENSITIVE
  VEGETATION AND DAMAGE UNPROTECTED OUTDOOR PLUMBING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE PREPARED TO PROTECT SENSITIVE OUTDOOR VEGETATION AND COVER
UNPROTECTED OUTDOOR PLUMBING.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1005 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

SCZ045-062315-
/O.CAN.KCHS.LW.Y.0014.000000T0000Z-150306T1600Z/
/O.CON.KCHS.FZ.W.0001.150307T0100Z-150307T1400Z/
INLAND BERKELEY-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...MONCKS CORNER
1005 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO
9 AM EST SATURDAY...
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IS CANCELLED FOR LAKE MOULTRIE...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS CANCELLED THE LAKE
WIND ADVISORY.

* TEMPERATURES...MID TO UPPER 20S.

* FREEZE DURATION...9 TO 12 HOURS WITH SCATTERED FROST.

* FREEZE IMPACTS...FREEZING TEMPERATURES COULD KILL SENSITIVE
  VEGETATION AND DAMAGE UNPROTECTED OUTDOOR PLUMBING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE PREPARED TO PROTECT SENSITIVE OUTDOOR VEGETATION AND COVER
UNPROTECTED OUTDOOR PLUMBING.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1005 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

GAZ087-088-SCZ040-042>044-062315-
/O.CON.KCHS.FZ.W.0001.150307T0100Z-150307T1400Z/
JENKINS-SCREVEN-ALLENDALE-HAMPTON-INLAND COLLETON-DORCHESTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MILLEN...SYLVANIA...ALLENDALE...
HAMPTON...WALTERBORO...ST. GEORGE...SUMMERVILLE
1005 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO
9 AM EST SATURDAY...

* TEMPERATURES...MID TO UPPER 20S.

* FREEZE DURATION...9 TO 12 HOURS WITH SCATTERED FROST.

* FREEZE IMPACTS...FREEZING TEMPERATURES COULD KILL SENSITIVE
  VEGETATION AND DAMAGE UNPROTECTED OUTDOOR PLUMBING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE PREPARED TO PROTECT SENSITIVE OUTDOOR VEGETATION AND COVER
UNPROTECTED OUTDOOR PLUMBING.

&&

$$


Winter Weather Advisory


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
333 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...AREAS OF BLACK ICE THIS MORNING OVER WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...

.VERY COLD TEMPERATURES HAVE DEVELOPED THIS MORNING. THIS
COMBINED WITH WET ROADWAYS ACROSS THE REGION WILL LEAD TO THE
FORMATION OF BLACK ICE.

NCZ033-035>037-048>053-056>059-062>065-068>072-082-501>510-061700-
/O.CON.KGSP.WW.Y.0017.000000T0000Z-150306T1700Z/
AVERY-ALEXANDER-IREDELL-DAVIE-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-
HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-CATAWBA-ROWAN-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-
SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-HENDERSON-CLEVELAND-LINCOLN-GASTON-
MECKLENBURG-CABARRUS-UNION-CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-GREATER CALDWELL-
BURKE MOUNTAINS-GREATER BURKE-MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-EASTERN MCDOWELL-
RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS-GREATER RUTHERFORD-POLK MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN POLK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BANNER ELK...NEWLAND...ELK PARK...
CROSSNORE...SUGAR MOUNTAIN...BETHLEHEM...TAYLORSVILLE...
STONY POINT...STATESVILLE...MOORESVILLE...MOCKSVILLE...
MARS HILL...MARSHALL...HOT SPRINGS...BURNSVILLE...SPRUCE PINE...
BRYSON CITY...WAYNESVILLE...CANTON...LAKE JUNALUSKA...ASHEVILLE...
HICKORY...NEWTON...ST. STEPHENS...SALISBURY...ROBBINSVILLE...
CULLOWHEE...SYLVA...FRANKLIN...HIGHLANDS...CASHIERS...BREVARD...
HENDERSONVILLE...FLETCHER...EAST FLAT ROCK...ETOWAH...SHELBY...
KINGS MOUNTAIN...LINCOLNTON...GASTONIA...CHARLOTTE...CONCORD...
KANNAPOLIS...MONROE...INDIAN TRAIL...WEDDINGTON...TRINITY
333 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST
TODAY...

* LOCATIONS...MOST OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS...FOOTHILLS
  AND PIEDMONT.

* HAZARDS...AREAS OF BLACK ICE ON ROADWAYS AND OTHER HARD
  SURFACES.

* TIMING...ADDITIONAL ICE MAY FORM THROUGH DAYBREAK...BUT ICE WILL
  BEGIN TO THAW BY MID MORNING IN SUNNY LOCATIONS. SHADY SPOTS MAY
  REMAIN ICY THROUGH NOON.

* IMPACTS...POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO
  SLIPPERY ROADS.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER TEENS TO MID 20S AT
  DAYBREAK...MOSTLY RISING INTO THE 30S BY NOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLACK ICE MEANS THAT REFREEZING OF
ROADS WILL OCCUR...RESULTING IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF WIDESPREAD
BLACK ICE. BE PREPARED FOR VERY SLIPPERY ROADWAYS. SOME ROADS
THAT APPEAR CLEAR MAY BE COVERED BY A THIN LAYER OF ICE.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF
WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS
CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GSP.

&&

$$
WIMBERLEY


Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1003 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

AMZ350-062300-
/O.CAN.KCHS.GL.W.0012.000000T0000Z-150306T1600Z/
/O.EXB.KCHS.SC.Y.0021.000000T0000Z-150306T2300Z/
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
1003 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...GALE WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING.
THE GALE WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* IMPACTS...WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO
  SMALL CRAFT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DURING A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS...SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1012 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

GAZ099>101-SCZ047>052-071515-
CANDLER-BULLOCH-EFFINGHAM-INLAND JASPER-BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-
CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-TIDAL BERKELEY-
1012 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST
SATURDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND
SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   FREEZE WARNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   FREEZE WARNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ASSISTANCE IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1012 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

GAZ087-088-SCZ040-042>045-071515-
JENKINS-SCREVEN-ALLENDALE-HAMPTON-INLAND COLLETON-DORCHESTER-
INLAND BERKELEY-
1012 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST
SATURDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND
SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   FREEZE WARNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   FREEZE WARNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ASSISTANCE IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
745 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086-
089>098-102>113-071245-
BALDWIN-BANKS-BARROW-BARTOW-BIBB-BLECKLEY-BUTTS-CARROLL-CATOOSA-
CHATTAHOOCHEE-CHATTOOGA-CHEROKEE-CLARKE-CLAYTON-COBB-COWETA-
CRAWFORD-CRISP-DADE-DAWSON-DEKALB-DODGE-DOOLY-DOUGLAS-EMANUEL-
FANNIN-FAYETTE-FLOYD-FORSYTH-GILMER-GLASCOCK-GORDON-GREENE-
GWINNETT-HALL-HANCOCK-HARALSON-HARRIS-HEARD-HENRY-HOUSTON-JACKSON-
JASPER-JEFFERSON-JOHNSON-JONES-LAMAR-LAURENS-LUMPKIN-MACON-
MADISON-MARION-MERIWETHER-MONROE-MONTGOMERY-MORGAN-MURRAY-
MUSCOGEE-NEWTON-NORTH FULTON-OCONEE-OGLETHORPE-PAULDING-PEACH-
PICKENS-PIKE-POLK-PULASKI-PUTNAM-ROCKDALE-SCHLEY-SOUTH FULTON-
SPALDING-STEWART-SUMTER-TALBOT-TALIAFERRO-TAYLOR-TELFAIR-TOOMBS-
TOWNS-TREUTLEN-TROUP-TWIGGS-UNION-UPSON-WALKER-WALTON-WARREN-
WASHINGTON-WEBSTER-WHEELER-WHITE-WHITFIELD-WILCOX-WILKES-
WILKINSON-
745 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

LIGHT SNOW AND PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE IS POSSIBLE THROUGH MID
MORNING ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
GEORGIA... GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM LAGRANGE TO
WARRENTON TO MONROE. ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIMITED TO A
DUSTING OR VERY LIGHT GLAZE. SEE THE SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
/SPSFFC/ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

PATCHY BLACK ICE IS ALSO POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTH AND PARTS OF
CENTRAL GEORGIA THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURES SHOULD RISE ABOVE
FREEZING ACROSS CENTRAL GEORGIA BY 10AM AND ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA
BY NOON.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT REPORTS OF WINTER WEATHER ONLINE
AT WEATHER.GOV/ATLANTA.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
508 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

NCZ033-035>037-048>053-056>059-062>065-068>072-082-501>510-071015-
AVERY-ALEXANDER-IREDELL-DAVIE-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-
BUNCOMBE-CATAWBA-ROWAN-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-
SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-HENDERSON-CLEVELAND-LINCOLN-GASTON-
MECKLENBURG-CABARRUS-UNION-CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-GREATER CALDWELL-
BURKE MOUNTAINS-GREATER BURKE-MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-EASTERN MCDOWELL-
RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS-GREATER RUTHERFORD-POLK MOUNTAINS-EASTERN POLK-
508 AM EST FRI MAR 6 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR MOST OF WESTERN NORTH
CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

..SATURDAY...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
..SUNDAY...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
..MONDAY...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
..TUESDAY...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
..WEDNESDAY...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
..THURSDAY...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

NONE.

$$


Hydrologic Outlook


HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
GAC009-011-013-015-021-023-035-045-047-053-055-057-059-063-067-
077-079-081-083-085-089-091-093-097-107-111-113-115-117-121-123-
125-129-133-135-139-141-143-145-149-151-153-157-159-163-167-169-
171-175-187-193-195-197-199-207-209-211-213-215-217-219-221-223-
225-227-231-233-235-237-247-249-255-259-261-263-265-269-271-279-
281-283-285-289-291-293-295-297-301-303-307-309-311-313-315-317-
319-062300-

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
945 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...SPRING FLOOD OUTLOOK FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA...

FOR THE SPRING OF 2015...THE SOUTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER IS
PREDICTING A NEAR NORMAL RIVER FLOOD POTENTIAL FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL
GEORGIA. GIVEN THAT SPRING IS CHARACTERISTICALLY AN ACTIVE PERIOD
FOR RIVER FLOODING...THIS OUTLOOK INDICATES THAT NORTH AND CENTRAL
GEORGIA CAN EXPECT TO SEE A NEARLY-TYPICAL NUMBER OF RIVER FLOODS
WITH A SIMILAR FLOOD MAGNITUDE.

...EXISTING CONDITIONS...

SOIL MOISTURE...UPPER AND LOWER SOIL MOISTURE CONDITIONS HAVE
BECOME ABNORMALLY MOIST IN NORTH GEORGIA TO WET IN CENTRAL GEORGIA
DUE TO RECENT WEATHER SYSTEMS PRODUCING PRECIPITATION. AVERAGE DAILY
STREAM FLOWS FOR THE PAST 30 DAYS HAVE BEEN RUNNING NEAR NORMAL
ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.

CLIMATE REGIME...A NEAR NORMAL WEATHER PATTERN HAS PERSISTED THROUGH
THE WINTER MONTHS AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO THE SPRING. THIS
PATTERN HAS CONTRIBUTED TO STORM TRACKS THAT HAVE BROUGHT
PRECIPITATION TO NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA ABOUT EVERY 3
TO 5 DAYS. THE MORE SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN ABOUT
EVERY TWO WEEKS.

RAINFALL...DURING THE PAST 90 DAYS...ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION HAS
OCCURRED OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA. THESE AREAS WERE GENERALLY
100 TO 125 PERCENT OF NORMAL WITH RAINFALL TOTALS OF 13 TO 17
INCHES. BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION OCCURRED OVER NORTH GEORGIA IN
DECEMBER AND THE SECOND HALF OF JANUARY...BUT WAS ABOVE NORMAL IN
THE FIRST HALF OF JANUARY AND MOST OF FEBRUARY. AS A RESULT...
WIDESPREAD MINOR FLOODING OCCURRED A FEW TIMES ACROSS NORTH AND
CENTRAL GEORGIA IN JANUARY...AND ISOLATED MINOR FLOODING OCCURRED
OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA IN FEBRUARY.

RESERVOIR CONSIDERATIONS...OVERALL POOL LEVELS OF THE MAJOR
RESERVOIRS IN NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA ARE NEAR OR ABOVE TARGET
LEVELS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR...WITH A FEW ALREADY APPROACHING SUMMER
POOL LEVELS. NORMAL RAINFALL SHOULD ALLOW RESERVOIRS TO BE FILLED TO
SUMMER POOL CRITERIA.

METEOROLOGICAL OUTLOOK...THE SOUTHEAST U.S. MOVES INTO A MORE
TRANSITIONAL ENVIRONMENT IN THE SPRING WITH INCREASING CHANCES OF
HEAVY RAIN. THE CURRENT FORECAST FOR MARCH THROUGH MAY IS FOR EQUAL
CHANCES OF ABOVE OR BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL OVER NORTH GEORGIA AND
ABOVE NORMAL FOR CENTRAL GEORGIA. A NEUTRAL ENSO PATTERN IS EXPECTED
TO PERSIST THROUGH THE SPRING...DEVELOPING INTO EL NINO THIS SUMMER.

...SPRING FLOOD OUTLOOK...
CONSIDERING THE RAINFALL EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT 90 DAYS AND THE
PRE-EXISTING MOIST TO WET SOIL CONDITIONS...THE OUTLOOK IS FOR A
NEAR NORMAL CHANCE OF FLOODING THIS SPRING IN NORTH AND CENTRAL
GEORGIA.

&&

FOR DETAILED WEB INFORMATION CONCERNING RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS
FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA...GO TO:

         WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ATLANTA

AND UNDER CURRENT WEATHER...CLICK ON "RIVERS/LAKES".

FOR PRECIPITATION ANALYSIS...GO TO:

         HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/PRECIP

FOR FORECAST PRECIPITATION...GO TO:

         WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/SERFC/?N=QPFPAGEHPC24

$$

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