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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Watauga & Ashe – Saturday July 23, 2022

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Last Updated on July 24, 2022 5:36 am

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
718 PM EDT Sat Jul 23 2022

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
    Northeastern Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Southern Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 815 PM EDT.
  • At 718 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Todd, moving
    east at 15 mph. HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE…Radar indicated. IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
    to roofs, siding, and trees.
  • Locations impacted include…
    Jefferson…
    West Jefferson…
    Glendale Springs…
    Deep Gap…
    Todd…
    Ashland…
    and Rutherwood.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds. For your
safety, move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy
building. Stay away from windows.

Locally heavy rain will quickly reduce visibility and result in
ponding of water on roadways, standing water in low lying areas, and
minor flooding of creeks, streams, and areas of poor drainage.
Drivers are urged to slow down and use extra caution to avoid
hydroplaning.

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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