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

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Last Updated on September 8, 2021 4:08 pm

NCZ018-019-081715-
Wilkes NC-Watauga NC-
1235 PM EDT Wed Sep 8 2021

…A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of
west central Wilkes and southeastern Watauga Counties through 115 PM
EDT…

At 1235 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Deep Gap, moving east at 15 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…
Deep Gap…
Maple Springs…
Summit…
and Cascade Falls.

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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