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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes – Tuesday August 31, 2021

Last Updated on August 31, 2021 6:09 pm


Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
607 PM EDT Tue Aug 31 2021

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
    Western Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 645 PM EDT.
  • At 606 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
    extending from Elk Park to near B.R. Parkway-Linville Falls To
    Grandfather Mountain to near Darby, moving north at 50 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

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

  • Locations impacted include…
    West Jefferson…
    Blowing Rock…
    Beech Mountain…
    and Foscoe.

This includes The following Location Appalachian State University.


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.

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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