Last Updated on September 8, 2021 4:07 pm
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
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.
IMPACT…Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around
unsecured objects. Minor damage to outdoor objects is
Locations impacted include…
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
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.