Monday Storms Bring Hail, High Winds & Rain

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A series of storms that moved through Watauga County late Monday afternoon prompted the National Weather Service to issue Flash Flood Warnings for the southern portion of the county from 4:47pm until 7:45pm. Meanwhile the northern portion of the county was under a Flash Flood Advisory from 5:07pm until 7pm.

During the duration of the storms, there were no incoming reports of flooding in Watauga. In Banner Elk, in Avery County, at the police station a section of road was closed due to high water, according to the National Weather Service.

Below are some hail videos and pictures as sent into the Watauga Roads and Weather social media outlets.  

Blowing Rock. Video: Elizabeth O’Connor‎

Foscoe. Video: Liz Williams

Valle Crucis. Video: Kenneth Reece

6 miles out 221 going toward Grandfather Mountain. Photo: Jennifer Coffey
May 11 hail_ 6 miles out 221_Jennifer Coffey

Photo: Paul Higgins
May 11 hail_ Paul Higgins

Photo: Mary Jo Grubbs

May 11 hail_ Mary Jo Grubbs

2 hours after the first storms and the hail is still “huge” as noted by Jennifer Coffey

May 11_ 2 hours after storm_Jennifer Coffey

Visual evidence of how the mountains can cool down during/after storms, take a look at this from around the region at 6:13pm. Notice Charlotte at 90 degrees.
Watauga Roads Screen Shot117

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