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Special Weather Statement for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC – Friday August 13, 2021

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Last Updated on August 13, 2021 12:55 pm

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Ashe NC-Wilkes NC-Watauga NC-
1253 PM EDT Fri Aug 13 2021

…A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of
northwestern Wilkes, Watauga and southern Ashe Counties through 130
PM EDT…

At 1252 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Rutherwood, or near Todd, moving north at 15 mph.

HAZARD…Winds in excess of 30 mph and pea size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around
unsecured objects. Minor damage to outdoor objects is
possible.

Locations impacted include…
Boone…
West Jefferson…
Blowing Rock…
Glendale Springs…
Deep Gap…
Mc Grady…
and Wilbar.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.

Locally heavy rain will quickly reduce visibility and result in
ponding of water on roadways, standing water in low lying areas, and
minor flooding of creeks, streams, and areas of poor drainage.
Drivers are urged to slow down and use extra caution to avoid
hydroplaning.

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.

This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

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