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Special Weather Statement for Watauga County, NC, Avery County, NC at 723 pm EDT, May 3rd 2022

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Last Updated on May 3, 2022 7:39 pm

NCZ033-050-040000-
Avery NC-Mitchell NC-
723 PM EDT Tue May 3 2022

…A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of northeastern
Mitchell and Avery Counties through 800 PM EDT…

At 723 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 6
miles west of Newland, or 5 miles southwest of Elk Park, moving east
at 20 mph.

HAZARD…Wind gusts up to 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…
Newland, Banner Elk, Elk Park, Beech Mountain In Avery County,
Crossnore, Sugar Mountain, Seven Devils, Grandfather Mountain State
Park, B.R. Parkway-Linville Falls To Grandfather and Pineola.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.

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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