Weather Alert
Catawba County, NC
Status: Alert Ended
Start: 5/23/24 6:42 PM
End: 5/23/24 8:54 PM
Dur: 02:12
Canceled 5/23/24 8:54 PM

Flood Advisory issued May 23 at 6:42PM EDT until May 23 at 9:30PM EDT by NWS Greenville-Spartanburg SC

* WHAT...
Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected.

* WHERE...
Northeastern Burke County and northwestern Catawba County in North Carolina * WHEN...Until 930 PM EDT.

Nuisance flooding of low-lying areas adjacent to streams and other poor-drainage areas, including farmland, parks, greenways, boat-access areas, golf courses, underpasses, and parking lots. Isolated, shallow flows over roadways is possible.
A few flood-prone, low-water crossings may become impassible. A small culvert washout or two is possible.

- At 629 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to slow-moving thunderstorms over Hickory and along US 70 west towards Longview, Hildebran, and Icard. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain have fallen over the past 30-45 minutes, especially over Hickory, where a few gauges have reported 0.60-0.90 inches of rainfall in as little as 15 minutes.
Resultant excess runoff may result in nuisance to flooding across the Advisory area.
The areas of primary concern include within Hickory, especially from downtown to the south and east, affecting Miller Branch near Tate Blvd, Herman Branch near Adam St, and Longview Creek near 19th St SW.
- And additional inch of rain may occur as a final round of storms train over the Advisory area. This may exacerbate ongoing flooding or cause new flooding to develop. Avoid all area streams and flooded roadways.
- Nuisance to Minor flooding may occur near or within the following locations...
Hickory, Newton, St. Stephens, Conover, Longview, Icard, Hildebran, Rhodhiss, Mountain View, Hickory Regional Airport, Lake Hickory, Lake Rhodhiss, Northlakes and Oxford.
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