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Special Weather Statement for Watauga County – Thursday May 19, 2022

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Last Updated on May 19, 2022 1:49 pm

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
142 PM EDT Thu May 19 2022

NCZ018-191800-
Watauga-
142 PM EDT Thu May 19 2022

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT SOUTHERN WATAUGA COUNTY...

At 141 PM EDT, a thunderstorm was located over Seven Devils, or near
Foscoe, moving east at 40 mph.

Winds in excess of 30 mph and pea size hail are possible with this
shower.

Locations impacted include...
Boone...
Blowing Rock...
Beech Mountain...
Foscoe...
Sugar Grove...
Deep Gap...
and Blowing Rock In Caldwell County.

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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