Last Updated on July 18, 2022 4:29 pm
Alert for Alleghany; Ashe; Wilkes (North Carolina) Issued by the National Weather Service
Special Weather Statement
NWS Blacksburg (Southwest Virginia)
Special Weather Statement issued July 18 at 4:18PM EDT by NWS Blacksburg
…A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT
ALLEGHANY…NORTHEASTERN WILKES AND NORTHEASTERN ASHE COUNTIES IN
NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA…
At 418 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Laurel Springs,
moving east at 20 mph.
Winds in excess of 40 mph are possible with this storm.
Locations impacted include…
Stone Mountain State Park…
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
2018Z 260DEG 15KT 3644 8130
36.54,-81.43 36.57,-81.21 36.57,-81.04 36.34,-81 36.33,-81.4 36.54,-81.43