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Special Weather Statement for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC -Wednesday Sept 8, 2021

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Last Updated on September 8, 2021 4:07 pm

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Ashe NC-Wilkes NC-Watauga NC-Alleghany NC-
403 PM EDT Wed Sep 8 2021

…A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of
southwestern Alleghany, central Wilkes, southeastern Watauga and
southeastern Ashe Counties in northwestern North Carolina through 430
PM EDT…

At 402 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Maple Springs, or near Wilbar, moving northeast at 35 mph.

HAZARD…Winds in excess of 40 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…
North Wilkesboro…
Laurel Springs…
Wilbar…
Deep Gap…
Mc Grady…
Glendale Springs…
and Mulberry.

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.

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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