Tuesday Oct 14 Storm Reports/Updates

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*Updated as information comes in*

Flash Flood Warning in effect until 2:15am Wednesday, Tornado Watch in effect until 10pm, Wind Advisory until midnight, Flash Flood Watch until 6am Wednesday morning.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN WILKES COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA…
WATAUGA COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA…
ASHE COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA…

* UNTIL 215 AM EDT WEDNESDAY

* AT 809 PM EDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE
WARNED AREA. BETWEEN ONE AND TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAS ALREADY
FALLEN. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA BETWEEN 9 PM
AND MIDNIGHT. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BETWEEN NOW AND
MIDNIGHT.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
BOONE…
JEFFERSON…
WEST JEFFERSON…
BLOWING ROCK…
AND BEECH MOUNTAIN.

THIS INCLUDES APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO THREE INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN
THE WARNED AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS…AS WELL AS LOW LYING AREAS ON ROADWAYS AND
UNDERPASSES. IF YOU ENCOUNTER A WATER COVERED ROAD…TURN AROUND
DON’T DROWN! STAY AWAY FROM DRAINAGE DITCHES AND STORM SEWERS.
RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD MOVE TO HIGHER
GROUND NOW.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO SEE THE
FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED…MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND
QUICKLY. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS
RISING.

TORNADO WATCH 548…PREVIOUSLY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS
EVENING…IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EDT WEDNESDAY FOR THE
FOLLOWING AREAS

IN NORTH CAROLINA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 7 COUNTIES

IN NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA

STOKES SURRY

IN NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA

ALLEGHANY NC ASHE WATAUGA
WILKES YADKIN

IN VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES

IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

BLAND CARROLL FLOYD
GILES GRAYSON MONTGOMERY
PATRICK PULASKI WYTHE

IN VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 2 INDEPENDENT CITIES

IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

GALAX RADFORD

Trees down in Valle Crucis on Tuesday morning. Photos: Kenneth Reece

Photo Oct 14, 9 54 06 AM

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10:28am – 1426 power outages in Watauga currently

Peak wind gust of 43 mph so far in Boone at 10:35am

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4:08pm – scanner report of at least one tree down on highway 194 in Valle Crucis, possible another one near the S curves.

4:16pm – scanner report of tree down on Silverleaf Road in Zionville.

4:40pm – multiple scanner reports of trees down on Blue Ridge Parkway, 105 bypass and in Cove Creek.

Boone Fire removes a tree on the Parkway. Photo: Patricia Joynes

Oct 14_Boone FD on Parkway_Patricia Joynes

Peak wind gust in Boone of 46 mph at 4:55pm

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6:03pm  per scanner –  tree(s) on power line on Winterberry Trail in Foscoe.

6:06pm – 609 Blue Ridge Electric members without power in Watauga, 17 in Ashe, 10 in Avery.

6:37pm – Wonderland Trail and Laurel Lane has trees in the power lines. Use cautions in those areas.

Power line pole snapped in half. Photo: Britney Nicole

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7:33pm – Getting report of a lot of standing water on 321 between Blowing Rock and Boone. Be careful in that area.

7:36pm – The bridge on Dewitt Barnett Rd is under water now. Use alternate route.

7:39pm – Tree down on Broadstone Road around the 2200 block. It is blocking the right lane.

Flash Flood Warning issued until 2:15am

Strong winds off highway 105. Video: Kady White

Near Walmart. Photo: Justin Frissell
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At the Greenway near Burger King. Photo: Justin Frissell

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Peak wind gust of 54 mph in Boone at 8:55pm

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR…
WATAUGA COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA…
WESTERN ASHE COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA…
CENTRAL SMYTH COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA…
WESTERN GRAYSON COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 1030 PM EDT

* AT 936 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR SEVEN DEVILS…MOVING TO THE NORTHEAST
AT 35 MPH.

* WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM. VERY HEAVY
RAIN IS FALLING…AND WILL CAUSE WATER TO POND ON ROADWAYS AND
QUICKLY FILL ROADSIDE DITCHES AND SMALL STREAMS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
BOONE…
TODD…
MARION…
CHILHOWIE…
AND SUGAR GROVE.

THIS INCLUDES APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

PROLONGED HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE WATER TO FLOW OVER THE ROADWAY. DO
NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE WHERE THE ROAD HAS BECOME FLOODED.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN WATAUGA COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA…
EASTERN ASHE COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA…
ALLEGHANY COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA…
WESTERN WILKES COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA…
EASTERN GRAYSON COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 1045 PM EDT

* AT 948 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR DARBY…MOVING TO THE NORTHEAST AT 45
MPH.

* WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM. VERY HEAVY
RAIN IS FALLING…AND WILL CAUSE WATER TO POND ON ROADWAYS AND
QUICKLY FILL ROADSIDE DITCHES AND SMALL STREAMS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
DEEP GAP…
MC GRADY…
WILBAR…
LAUREL SPRINGS…
AND ENNICE.

Watauga River hit flood stage at 9:30pm
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Aldridge Road bridge in Foscoe under water per incoming report – 10:13pm

Tornado Watch for Avery and Caldwell counties is CANCELLED as of 10:49pm

Wind Advisory for Avery County is CANCELLED as of 10:56pm

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