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Special Weather Statement for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Avery County, NC, Wilkes County, NC, Johnson County, TN at 518 pm EST, Jan 3rd 2023

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Last Updated on January 3, 2023 5:21 pm

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Ashe NC-Wilkes NC-Watauga NC-Alleghany NC-Grayson VA-Wythe VA-
Smyth VA-Carroll VA-
518 PM EST Tue Jan 3 2023

…Strong storms will impact portions of Alleghany, central Wilkes,
Watauga and Ashe Counties in northwestern North Carolina,
southeastern Smyth, southern Wythe, northwestern Carroll and Grayson
Counties in southwestern Virginia and the City of Galax through 545
PM EST…

At 516 PM EST, Doppler radar was tracking strong storms along a line
extending from near Sugar Grove to Lovill. Movement was east at 55
mph.

HAZARD…Winds in excess of 40 mph.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

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

Locations impacted include…
Boone…
Galax…
North Wilkesboro…
Wilkesboro…
Sparta…
Jefferson…
and West Jefferson.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.

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