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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC at 514 pm EDT, Jul 5th 2022

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Last Updated on July 5, 2022 5:24 pm

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
513 PM EDT Tue Jul 5 2022

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
    Southeastern Alleghany County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Surry County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina…
    East central Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Southeastern Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Northern Yadkin County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 630 PM EDT.
  • At 513 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
    extending from Bottom to Deep Gap, moving southeast 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…
    North Wilkesboro…
    Elkin…
    Wilkesboro…
    Fairview…
    Jonesville…
    Dobson…
    and Boonville.

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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