Tuesday Storm Causes Power Outages and Downed Trees

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A Tuesday afternoon (July 8,2014) storm caused several residents in Watauga County to lose power as high winds and rain moved through the area.

Blue Ridge Electric reports that a total of 202 members were affected with scattered outages from 4:39pm until 11:43pm. The outages were concentrated in the Aho, Sherwood, Deep Gap, Hound Ears and Seven Devils areas.

Two trees fell on George’s Gap Road according to scanner information, and another in the area of 359 Old E King near Watauga High School according to Boone Police.

The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Watauga and Ashe at 5:31pm, and shortly there after a peak wind gust of 41 mph was recorded at the Watauga Medical Center reporting station at 5:55pm.

In the region several trees were reported down in Wilkes County and across the state line near Mountain City, TN.

Storm report map from NWS – Blacksburg coverage area
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Storm report map from NWS – Morristown coverage area
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Radar loop of the storms from 4:20pm to 7:58pm. The white dot in Watauga represents Boone.

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