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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 2:31 pm


Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
218 PM EDT Thu Aug 12 2021

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
    Central Alleghany County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Western Surry County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Southeastern Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Southeastern Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Northwestern Yadkin County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 315 PM EDT.
  • At 217 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Wilbar,
    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…
    North Wilkesboro…
    and Sparta.

This includes The following Location Appalachian State University.


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

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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