Last Updated on August 8, 2022 6:29 pm
Alert for Watauga (North Carolina) Issued by the National Weather Service
Special Weather Statement
NWS Blacksburg (Southwest Virginia)
Special Weather Statement issued August 08 at 6:22PM EDT by NWS Blacksburg
…A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of eastern Watauga
County through 700 PM EDT…
At 620 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a developing thunderstorm
near Deep Gap. This storm was drifting very slowly to the southwest
around 5 mph.
HAZARD…Winds in excess of 30 mph. Very heavy rainfall.
IMPACT…Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around
unsecured objects. Heavy rain could result in localized
Locations impacted include…
MAX HAIL SIZE…0.00 IN
MAX WIND GUST…30 MPH
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
2220Z 025DEG 4KT 3624 8155
36.21,-81.69 36.31,-81.61 36.3,-81.59 36.27,-81.57 36.28,-81.55 36.24,-81.48 36.23,-81.47 36.22,-81.47 36.13,-81.56 36.21,-81.69