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Special Weather Statement for Avery County – Friday May 28, 2021

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Last Updated on May 28, 2021 6:46 pm

NCZ033-049-050-282330-
Yancey NC-Avery NC-Mitchell NC-
634 PM EDT Fri May 28 2021

…STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT MITCHELL…AVERY AND YANCEY
COUNTIES UNTIL 730 PM EDT…

At 634 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms along a
line extending from 6 miles northeast of Johnson City to 4 miles
northeast of Erwin to 14 miles southeast of Greeneville, and moving
east at 35 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Spruce Pine, Burnsville, Newland, Banner Elk, Elk Park, Bakersville,
Beech Mountain In Avery County, Crossnore, Sugar Mountain and
Linville Falls.

Wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible in these areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Gusty winds can blow down trees that are dead, or that have weakened
root systems. Outdoor furniture and similar items can be tossed
around if not anchored. Seek shelter indoors.

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