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Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Avery County & Caldwell County – Monday August 7, 2023

Last Updated on August 7, 2023 3:28 pm

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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
325 PM EDT Mon Aug 7 2023

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
    Central McDowell County in western North Carolina…
    Mitchell County in western North Carolina…
    Caldwell County in western North Carolina…
    Avery County in western North Carolina…
    Northeastern Buncombe County in western North Carolina…
    Yancey County in western North Carolina…
    Northwestern Burke County in western North Carolina…
  • Until 415 PM EDT.
  • At 325 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
    extending from 4 miles southwest of Foscoe to 4 miles northeast of
    Spruce Pine to 8 miles southwest of Burnsville, moving east at 40
    mph.

HAZARD…70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Minor hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect
considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to
mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.

  • Locations impacted include…
    Lenoir, Spruce Pine, Burnsville, Newland, Gamewell, Cajah's
    Mountain, Glen Alpine, Banner Elk, Elk Park and Bakersville.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 700 PM EDT for western North
Carolina. A Tornado Watch also remains in effect until 900 PM EDT for
western North Carolina.

Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds. People outside
should move immediately to shelter inside a strong building. Stay
away from windows.

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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