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New event: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC Until 915 PM EDT – Friday July 31, 2020

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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
818 PM EDT Fri Jul 31 2020

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
    Southwestern Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Southwestern Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 915 PM EDT.
  • At 818 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Elk Park, or
    9 miles west of Beech Mountain, moving east at 35 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

  • Locations impacted include…
    Boone…
    West Jefferson…
    Blowing Rock…
    Beech Mountain…
    Foscoe…
    Deep Gap…
    and Ashland.

This includes The following Location Appalachian State University.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Prepare immediately for damaging winds, as well as deadly cloud to
ground lightning. For your safety, move to an interior room on the
lowest floor of a sturdy building. Stay away from windows.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of hail of any
size, as well as reports of any wind damage, including downed trees
or large limbs, to the National Weather Service by calling toll free
at 1…8 6 6…2 1 5…4 3 2 4. Reports and pictures can also be
shared on the National Weather Service Blacksburg Facebook page and
on Twitter.

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