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Special Weather Statement for Avery County at 506 pm EST, Jan 3rd 2023

Last Updated on January 4, 2023 11:12 am

McDowell Mountains NC-Caldwell Mountains NC-Burke Mountains NC-
Greater Burke NC-Greater Caldwell NC-Alexander NC-
Eastern McDowell NC-Avery NC-Mitchell NC-
505 PM EST Tue Jan 3 2023

…Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of central McDowell,
northwestern Alexander, eastern Mitchell, Caldwell, Avery and Burke
Counties through 600 PM EST…

At 505 PM EST, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from 3 miles south of Sugar Grove to near Newland to
3 miles northeast of Spruce Pine. Movement was southeast at 45 mph.

HAZARD…Wind gusts up to 40 mph.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around
unsecured objects.

Locations impacted include…
Lenoir, Morganton, Marion, Spruce Pine, Newland, Sawmills, Granite
Falls, Valdese, Gamewell and Hudson.


If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.

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