Last Updated on July 8, 2022 8:29 pm
Alert for Alexander; Avery; Burke Mountains; Caldwell Mountains; Catawba; Greater Burke; Greater Caldwell; McDowell Mountains (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 08 at 8:22PM EDT by NWS Greenville-Spartanburg
…Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of western Catawba,
northeastern McDowell, northwestern Alexander, Caldwell, southeastern
Avery and Burke Counties through 900 PM EDT…
At 822 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from 6 miles north of Lenoir to 3 miles northwest of
Morganton. Movement was southeast at 35 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, Sawmills, Granite Falls, Valdese, Gamewell,
Hudson, Icard, 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 these storms and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.
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