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Special Weather Statement for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC at 441 pm EDT, Jul 3rd 2022

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Last Updated on July 4, 2022 6:45 am

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Ashe NC-Wilkes NC-Watauga NC-
441 PM EDT Sun Jul 3 2022

…A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of
southwestern Wilkes, eastern Watauga and southwestern Ashe Counties
through 545 PM EDT…

At 441 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Todd, moving southeast at 15 mph.

HAZARD…Winds in excess of 30 mph.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

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

Locations impacted include…
Boone…
Deep Gap…
Todd…
Darby…
Wilkesboro Reservoir…
Buck…
and Rutherwood.

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.

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