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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC, Johnson County, TN – March 18, 2021

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Last Updated on March 18, 2021 6:02 pm

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
542 PM EDT Thu Mar 18 2021

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
    West central Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Central Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Southwestern Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 615 PM EDT.
  • At 541 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Silverstone,
    or over Sugar Grove, moving east at 30 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…
    Boone…
    Jefferson…
    West Jefferson…
    Sugar Grove…
    Deep Gap…
    Todd…
    and Rutherwood.

This includes The following Location Appalachian State University.

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.

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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