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Special Weather Statement for Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC – Tuesday August 17, 2021

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Last Updated on August 17, 2021 12:49 pm

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Ashe NC-Wilkes NC-Alleghany NC-
1246 PM EDT Tue Aug 17 2021

…A heavy tropical rain shower will move into southern Wilkes
county during the next 30 minutes. This cell has exhibited some
rotation and could intensify requiring a tornado warning soon.

At 1241 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm
near Love Valley, or 8 miles southeast of Wilkesboro, moving
northwest at 25 mph.
25 mph.

HAZARD…Possible Tornado.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Wind damage to trees and power lines.

Locations impacted include…
North Wilkesboro…
Wilkesboro…
Wilbar…
Mc Grady…
Mulberry…
Buck…
and Millers Creek.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.

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.

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