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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Avery & Caldwell – Tuesday August 31, 2021

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Last Updated on August 31, 2021 5:45 pm

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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
541 PM EDT Tue Aug 31 2021

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
    Northwestern Catawba County in the Piedmont of North Carolina…
    Central McDowell County in western North Carolina…
    Western Alexander County in the Piedmont of North Carolina…
    Mitchell County in western North Carolina…
    Caldwell County in western North Carolina…
    Avery County in western North Carolina…
    Eastern Yancey County in western North Carolina…
    Burke County in western North Carolina…
  • Until 630 PM EDT.
  • At 540 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
    extending from 9 miles southwest of Spruce Pine to 9 miles east of
    Morganton, moving north at 50 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to trees and power lines.

  • Locations impacted include…
    Lenoir, Morganton, Spruce Pine, Newland, Longview, Sawmills,
    Granite Falls, Valdese, Gamewell and Bethlehem.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A few trees and power lines will be blown down in the warned area.
Storms will be accompanied by brief heavy rainfall, and little or no
lightning. Seek shelter inside an interior room.

Please report damaging winds, hail, or flooding to the National
Weather Service by calling toll free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by
posting on our Facebook page, or Tweet it using hashtag nwsgsp. Your
message should describe the event and the specific location where it
occurred.

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