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Special Weather Statement for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC – Friday March 18, 2022

Last Updated on March 18, 2022 5:57 pm

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone, Tazewell,
Marion, Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski,
Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax,
Floyd, New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs,
Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista, Bluefield,
Flat Top, Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs,
Alderson, Quinwood, Duo, and Rainelle
555 PM EDT Fri Mar 18 2022

Strong wind gusts expected through 8:00 PM.

Strong wind gusts are being reported along and west of the Blue
Ridge Parkway. Just before 5:00 PM, a peak wind gust of 58 MPH
was reported at the Mercer County Airport, near Bluefield, West
Virginia. There have been several reports of 35 to 45 mph wind
gusts across the area. These winds are associated with a
weakening area of showers.

Winds of this magnitude may down tree limbs and blow around
unsecured objects.

If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building until the
winds subside.

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