Last Updated on August 15, 2022 2:29 pm
Alert for Avery; Burke Mountains; Caldwell Mountains; Greater Burke; Greater Caldwell; McDowell Mountains; Mitchell (North Carolina) Issued by the National Weather Service
Special Weather Statement
NWS Greenville-Spartanburg (Western North Carolina and Northwest South Carolina)
Special Weather Statement issued August 15 at 2:27PM EDT by NWS Greenville-Spartanburg
…A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of northeastern
McDowell, east central Mitchell, Caldwell, southern Avery and
northwestern Burke Counties through 315 PM EDT…
At 227 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 13
miles west of Lenoir, or 8 miles north of Table Rock, moving
southeast at 20 mph.
HAZARD…Wind gusts up to 40 mph and pea size hail.
IMPACT…Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around
unsecured objects. Minor damage to outdoor objects is
Locations impacted include…
Lenoir, Morganton, Spruce Pine, Gamewell, Cajah`s Mountain, Drexel,
Cedar Rock, Crossnore, Linville Falls and B.R. Parkway-Linville Falls
MAX HAIL SIZE…0.25 IN
MAX WIND GUST…40 MPH
If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.
1827Z 311DEG 16KT 3595 8176
35.91,-82.07 36.06,-82 36.1,-81.83 36.09,-81.53 35.95,-81.38 35.68,-81.67 35.91,-82.07