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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Columbia SC
906 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in South
Carolina...

  Congaree River At Carolina Eastman affecting Calhoun...Lexington and
  Richland Counties

  Congaree River At Congaree National Park-Gadsden affecting Calhoun
  and Richland Counties

.Significant rainfall on Friday combined with local urban runoff in
the Columbia area has resulted in significant rises along the
Congaree River. Additional rainfall late tonight will
contribute to additional runoff and river levels are expected to
rise above minor flood stage later tonight.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...never drive vehicles through flooded areas. The
water may be too deep to allow safe passage. Never allow children to
play in or near flood waters. Stay tuned to noaa weather radio...
local media or the internet for further statements and updated
forecasts.

&&

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906 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

The Flood Warning extended for
  The Congaree River At Congaree National Park-Gadsden.
* from Saturday afternoon to Thursday morning...Or until the warning
  is cancelled.
* At  8 PM Friday the stage was 11.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* forecast...The river will rise above flood stage Saturday afternoon
  and crest around 16.7 feet Monday morning. The river will fall
  below flood stage by Wednesday morning.
* At 17.0 feet...The access road to the Sandy Run subdivision becomes
  flooded. The lower boardwalk in the Congaree National Park becomes
  flooded by Cedar Creek.
* At 15.0 feet...Flooding begins in the Congaree National Park. This
  will begin to produce flooding of portions of the lower boardwalk.

&&

LAT...LON 3384 8090 3380 8083 3377 8085 3380 8091

$$

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Columbia SC
906 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in South
Carolina...

  Congaree River At Carolina Eastman affecting Calhoun...Lexington and
  Richland Counties

  Congaree River At Congaree National Park-Gadsden affecting Calhoun
  and Richland Counties

.Significant rainfall on Friday combined with local urban runoff in
the Columbia area has resulted in significant rises along the
Congaree River. Additional rainfall late tonight will
contribute to additional runoff and river levels are expected to
rise above minor flood stage later tonight.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...never drive vehicles through flooded areas. The
water may be too deep to allow safe passage. Never allow children to
play in or near flood waters. Stay tuned to noaa weather radio...
local media or the internet for further statements and updated
forecasts.

&&

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906 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

The Flood Warning extended for
  The Congaree River At Carolina Eastman.
* from Saturday morning to Tuesday evening...Or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At  7 PM Friday the stage was 112.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 115.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* forecast...The river will rise above flood stage by tomorrow
  morning and crest around 118.1 feet early Sunday afternoon.
  The river will fall below flood stage by Monday night.
* At 119.0 feet...Extensive flooding occurs in the Congaree National
  Park. Some area farmland is flooded. Minor flooding occurs at the
  Carolina Eastman Facility.
* At 115.0 feet...Flooding occurs in low lying areas of the Carolina
  Eastman Facility and at the Congaree National Park.

&&

LAT...LON 3396 8100 3387 8092 3379 8097 3394 8106

$$


Flash Flood Watch


Flood Watch
National Weather Service Columbia SC
1037 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

GAZ040-063>065-SCZ018-020-021-025>028-030-141200-
/O.CON.KCAE.FF.A.0003.191214T0500Z-191214T1200Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Lincoln-McDuffie-Columbia-Richmond-McCormick-Newberry-Fairfield-
Edgefield-Saluda-Lexington-Richland-Aiken-
Including the cities of Lincolnton, Thomson, Martinez, Evans,
Augusta, Hephzibah, Mccormick, Newberry, Winnsboro,
Winnsboro Mills, Edgefield, Johnston, Saluda, Ridge Spring,
Seven Oaks, West Columbia, Cayce, Lexington, Red Bank, Oak Grove,
Columbia, Aiken, and North Augusta
1037 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST SATURDAY...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of east central Georgia and central South Carolina,
  including the following areas, in east central Georgia,
  Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, and Richmond. In central South
  Carolina, Aiken, Edgefield, Fairfield, Lexington, McCormick,
  Newberry, Richland, and Saluda.

* Until 7 AM EST Saturday

* Heavy rain Friday has resulted in many creeks and streams near
  flood stage. Rainfall amounts ranged from 2 to 5 inches.
  Additional periods of heavy rain possible late tonight and
  early this morning. This may result in flash flooding especially
  near creeks and low lying areas.

* Heavy rain may cause dangerous flooding near streams and
  creeks. Some roadways may be washed out late tonight. Roadway
  flooding is nearly impossible to see at night. Motorists
  should use extreme caution.

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.

&&

$$


Flood Advisory


Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Columbia SC
112 AM EST Sat Dec 14 2019

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/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
McDuffie GA-Columbia GA-Lincoln GA-Burke GA-Richmond GA-Newberry SC-
Edgefield SC-Lexington SC-Aiken SC-Saluda SC-McCormick SC-
112 AM EST Sat Dec 14 2019

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
  Northeastern McDuffie County in east central Georgia...
  Columbia County in east central Georgia...
  Lincoln County in east central Georgia...
  Northwestern Burke County in east central Georgia...
  Richmond County in east central Georgia...
  Southwestern Newberry County in central South Carolina...
  Edgefield County in central South Carolina...
  Western Lexington County in central South Carolina...
  Aiken County in central South Carolina...
  Saluda County in central South Carolina...
  McCormick County in central South Carolina...

* Until 315 AM EST.

* At 108 AM EST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain in the advisory
  area that is expected to cause minor flooding. This area received
  between two to five inches of rain on Friday. Additional rainfall
  amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible early this morning.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Aiken, North Augusta, Grovetown, Evans, Batesburg-Leesville, Fort
  Gordon, Augusta, Clearwater, Martinez, Aiken Mall, Belvedere,
  Edgefield, Hephzibah, Saluda, McCormick, Harlem, Johnston, New
  Ellenton, Lincolnton and Ridge Spring.

LAT...LON 3398 8265 3398 8261 3396 8257 3402 8259
      3407 8253 3408 8248 3406 8245 3406 8233
      3397 8230 3402 8224 3398 8220 3398 8205
      3395 8203 3396 8201 3414 8188 3412 8161
      3347 8143 3327 8226

$$

LM

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1117 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

NCC025-141000-
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/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Cabarrus NC-
1117 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
  Southwestern Cabarrus County in the Piedmont of North Carolina...

* Until 500 AM EST.

* At 1104 PM EST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
  a large area of heavy rain developing into the western Carolinas.
  This is expected to result in small stream flooding in the
  advisory area, inlcuding the Rocky River, Mallard Creek, and Back
  Creek. Up to two inches of rain have fallen this afternoon and
  evening, and additional rainfall of up to an inch is expected
  overnight. This may cause additional rises on the Rocky River,
  Mallard Creek, and Back Creek.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Harrisburg, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Midland, West Concord,
  Downtown Concord and Mt Pleasant. As of 11:00 PM EST, the stream
  gauge on the Rocky River above Irish Buffalo Creek had a value of
  14.1 feet, or action stage. At this level, some minor flooding
  along Back Creek south of Harrisburg may occur near the
  intersection of Robinson church Rd and Stallings Rd. This is near
  Middleton and the Rocky Meadows subdivision.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Turn around, dont drown.

&&

LAT...LON 3519 8051 3526 8066 3535 8069 3540 8076
      3533 8041

$$

Carroll

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Columbia SC
913 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

...The Flood Advisory continues for the Congaree River...

  Congaree River At Columbia affecting Lexington and Richland
  Counties

.Significant rainfall on Friday combined with local urban runoff in
the Columbia area has resulted in strong rises on the Congaree
River at Columbia.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Advisory means that nuisance flooding may occur nearest the
river when the level is below the official flood stage.

&&

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913 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

The Flood Advisory continues for
  The Congaree River At Columbia.
* until Sunday afternoon.
* At  8 PM Friday the stage was 9.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 19.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to crest at 11.8 feet Sunday morning.
* Advisory stage is 10.0 feet.
* At 13.0 feet...Flooding occurs in flood prone areas near and
  downstream from Columbia. Flooding also occurs over much of the
  Cayce and West Columbia river walk.
* At 10.0 feet...Flooding occurs in flood prone areas near and
  downstream from Columbia. Flooding also occurs on parts of the
  Cayce and West Columbia river walk.

&&

LAT...LON 3404 8106 3396 8100 3394 8106 3401 8111

$$


Lake Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Columbia SC
1036 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

GAZ040-063>065-077-SCZ016-018-020>022-025>031-035>038-041-115-116-
141200-
/O.CON.KCAE.LW.Y.0021.191214T1200Z-191215T0600Z/
Lincoln-McDuffie-Columbia-Richmond-Burke-Chesterfield-McCormick-
Newberry-Fairfield-Kershaw-Edgefield-Saluda-Lexington-Richland-
Lee-Aiken-Sumter-Barnwell-Orangeburg-Calhoun-Clarendon-Bamberg-
Northern Lancaster-Southern Lancaster-
Including the cities of Lincolnton, Thomson, Martinez, Evans,
Augusta, Hephzibah, Waynesboro, Cheraw, Pageland, Mccormick,
Newberry, Winnsboro, Winnsboro Mills, Camden, Lugoff, Edgefield,
Johnston, Saluda, Ridge Spring, Seven Oaks, West Columbia, Cayce,
Lexington, Red Bank, Oak Grove, Columbia, Bishopville, Aiken,
North Augusta, Sumter, Barnwell, Williston, Blackville,
Orangeburg, Brookdale, St. Matthews, Manning, Summerton, Bamberg,
Denmark, Indian Land, Lancaster, Elgin, and Lancaster Mill
1036 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SATURDAY TO
1 AM EST SUNDAY...

* WINDS...West 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 25 knots.

* TIMING...Strongest winds will be Saturday after noon through
  the evening.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds and rough waves on area lakes will
  create hazardous conditions for small craft.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Lake Wind Advisory indicates that winds will cause rough chop
on area lakes. Small boats will be especially prone to capsizing.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement


Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
123 AM EST Sat Dec 14 2019

NCZ087-096-099-105>110-SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-054>056-058-059-
141000-
Robeson-Bladen-Columbus-Inland Pender-Coastal Pender-
Inland New Hanover-Coastal New Hanover-Inland Brunswick-
Coastal Brunswick-Marlboro-Darlington-Dillon-Florence-Marion-
Williamsburg-Coastal Horry-Inland Georgetown-Coastal Georgetown-
Central Horry-Northern Horry-
Including the cities of Lumberton, Elizabethtown, Bladenboro,
Whiteville, Tabor City, Chadbourn, Lake Waccamaw, Burgaw,
Surf City, Wilmington, Masonboro, Myrtle Grove, Ogden,
Carolina Beach, Seagate, Boiling Spring Lakes, Leland, Shallotte,
Oak Island, Long Beach, Southport, Sunset Beach, Bennettsville,
McColl, Hartsville, Darlington, North Hartsville, Dillon,
Florence, Marion, Mullins, Kingstree, Myrtle Beach, Socastee,
North Myrtle Beach, Garden City, Little River, Andrews,
Georgetown, Murrells Inlet, Conway, Longs, Bucksport, Loris,
Green Sea, and Aynor
123 AM EST Sat Dec 14 2019

...AREAS OF DENSE FOG EARLY THIS MORNING...

Areas of fog will continue early this morning across Southeast
North Carolina and Northeast South Carolina. The fog will lead to
visibilities under a mile, and may become locally dense to a
quarter mile visibility at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If driving, slow down and leave extra distance ahead of you in
case a sudden stop is needed.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Columbia SC
1042 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

GAZ040-063>065-077-SCZ016-018-020>022-025>031-035>038-041-115-116-
141000-
Lincoln-McDuffie-Columbia-Richmond-Burke-Chesterfield-McCormick-
Newberry-Fairfield-Kershaw-Edgefield-Saluda-Lexington-Richland-
Lee-Aiken-Sumter-Barnwell-Orangeburg-Calhoun-Clarendon-Bamberg-
Northern Lancaster-Southern Lancaster-
Including the cities of Lincolnton, Thomson, Martinez, Evans,
Augusta, Hephzibah, Waynesboro, Cheraw, Pageland, Mccormick,
Newberry, Winnsboro, Winnsboro Mills, Camden, Lugoff, Edgefield,
Johnston, Saluda, Ridge Spring, Seven Oaks, West Columbia, Cayce,
Lexington, Red Bank, Oak Grove, Columbia, Bishopville, Aiken,
North Augusta, Sumter, Barnwell, Williston, Blackville,
Orangeburg, Brookdale, St. Matthews, Manning, Summerton, Bamberg,
Denmark, Indian Land, Lancaster, Elgin, and Lancaster Mill
1042 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

...Low Visibilities in Fog and Rain Moving into the Region May
Result in Hazardous Travel Conditions...

Visibilities have been lowering this evening to values ranging
from one half mile to 2 miles across the area. This will make
travel conditions more difficult and motorists should allow
additional time to reach destinations. If visibilities continue to
deteriorate a dense fog advisory may be required.

Another round of rain will be moving across the area overnight
and this additional rainfall falling on saturated ground will go
directly into runoff. Ponding of water on roadways and nuisance
flooding of low lying areas will be possible.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook...Updated
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
1000 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086-
089>098-102>113-140845-
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-
1000 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North and Central
Georgia.

.DAY ONE...Tonight...

A few thunderstorms with lightning and brief heavy rainfall are
expected in portions of central Georgia tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday...

An approaching cold front will bring the chance for thunderstorms by
late Monday into Tuesday, especially across the western half of the
area.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1000 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

GAZ029-NCZ057-070>072-082-SCZ009-011>014-019-150300-
Elbert-Rowan-Gaston-Mecklenburg-Cabarrus-Union-York-Abbeville-
Laurens-Chester-Greenwood-
1000 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Elbert County in northeast
Georgia, the Piedmont of western North Carolina including the
Charlotte Metro Area, and the lower Piedmont of Upstate South
Carolina.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Additional moderate to heavy rainfall will cross the region from the
west through the overnight hours. A widespread, additional half-
inch of rain will likely fall, with a few areas seeing embedded
heavier rainfall between one half and one inch through daybreak
Saturday. Minor flooding of low-lying and poor-drainage areas will be
possible.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters should report any flooding to the National Weather Service.

$$

HG

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
945 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

NCZ087-096-099-105>110-SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-054>056-058-059-
141000-
Robeson-Bladen-Columbus-Inland Pender-Coastal Pender-
Inland New Hanover-Coastal New Hanover-Inland Brunswick-
Coastal Brunswick-Marlboro-Darlington-Dillon-Florence-Marion-
Williamsburg-Coastal Horry-Inland Georgetown-Coastal Georgetown-
Central Horry-Northern Horry-
945 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southeast North Carolina and
northeast South Carolina.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Fog could become locally dense overnight, with visibility reduced to
one- quarter mile at times.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Columbia SC
220 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

GAZ040-063>065-SCZ018-020-021-025>028-030-141930-
Lincoln-McDuffie-Columbia-Richmond-McCormick-Newberry-Fairfield-
Edgefield-Saluda-Lexington-Richland-Aiken-
220 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SATURDAY TO 1 AM EST
SUNDAY...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Midlands of South Carolina
and the Central Savannah River area of Georgia.

.DAY ONE...This afternoon and tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Flash Flood Watch.

.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.

   Flash Flood Watch.
   Lake Wind Advisory.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Columbia SC
220 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

GAZ077-SCZ016-022-029-031-035>038-041-115-116-141930-
Burke-Chesterfield-Kershaw-Lee-Sumter-Barnwell-Orangeburg-Calhoun-
Clarendon-Bamberg-Northern Lancaster-Southern Lancaster-
220 PM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SATURDAY TO 1 AM EST
SUNDAY...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Midlands of South Carolina
and the Central Savannah River area of Georgia.

.DAY ONE...This afternoon and tonight.

There is a low probability for widespread hazardous weather.

.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.

   Lake Wind Advisory.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
955 AM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-141500-
Person-Granville-Vance-Warren-Halifax-Forsyth-Guilford-Alamance-
Orange-Durham-Franklin-Nash-Edgecombe-Davidson-Randolph-Chatham-Wake-
Johnston-Wilson-Stanly-Montgomery-Moore-Lee-Harnett-Wayne-Anson-
Richmond-Scotland-Hoke-Cumberland-Sampson-
955 AM EST Fri Dec 13 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central North Carolina.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Areas of fog are expected to develop this evening and overnight. The
fog could be locally dense. Regardless, given the ongoing rain and
reduced visibilities, drivers should slow down, leave extra room and
exercise caution while driving.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$

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