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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC – Thursday August 12, 2021

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Last Updated on August 12, 2021 3:26 pm

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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
311 PM EDT Thu Aug 12 2021

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
    Southwestern Alleghany County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Southeastern Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Central Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 415 PM EDT.
  • At 311 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Wilkesboro
    Reservoir, or near Boomer, moving east at 10 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and half dollar 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…
    Wilkesboro…
    Jefferson…
    West Jefferson…
    Ronda…
    Lansing…
    and Traphill.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds, as well as
deadly cloud to ground lightning. 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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