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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Until 8:30pm Tonight – Jan 11, 2020

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Last Updated on January 11, 2020 7:33 pm

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
727 PM EST Sat Jan 11 2020

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Western Alleghany County in northwestern North Carolina…
Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
Smyth County in southwestern Virginia…
Tazewell County in southwestern Virginia…
Western Bland County in southwestern Virginia…
Southwestern Wythe County in southwestern Virginia…
Western Grayson County in southwestern Virginia…

* Until 830 PM EST.

* At 726 PM EST, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Cleveland Va to Abingdon to near Erwin, moving
east at 40 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…
Marion…
Richlands…
Bluefield…
Tazewell…
Saltville…
and Chilhowie.

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.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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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