Last Updated on July 2, 2022 8:29 pm
Alert for Alexander; 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 July 02 at 7:46PM EDT by NWS Greenville-Spartanburg
…A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of northeastern
McDowell, west central Alexander, east central Mitchell, Caldwell,
Avery and central Burke Counties through 830 PM EDT…
At 746 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Lenoir, moving southeast at 10 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, Newland, Morganton, Sawmills, Granite Falls, Valdese,
Gamewell, Hudson, Cajah`s Mountain and Drexel.
MAX HAIL SIZE…0.25 IN
MAX WIND GUST…40 MPH
If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.
Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm and may lead to
localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.
2346Z 301DEG 7KT 3593 8155
36.12,-81.81 36.11,-81.78 35.98,-81.29 35.79,-81.35 35.69,-81.52 35.83,-81.87 36,-82.12 36.14,-81.88 36.12,-81.81