Last Updated on September 12, 2023 5:56 pm
553 PM EDT Tue Sep 12 2023
…A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT NORTHERN AVERY COUNTY THROUGH
630 PM EDT…
At 553 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 5
miles west of Beech Mountain, or near Elk Park, moving east at 15
HAZARD…Wind gusts up to 40 mph and pea size hail.
IMPACT…Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around
unsecured objects. Minor hail damage to outdoor objects is
Locations impacted include…
Banner Elk, Elk Park, Beech Mountain In Avery County, Sugar Mountain,
Seven Devils, and Grandfather Mountain State Park.
If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.
Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm and may lead to
localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.