Last Updated on June 15, 2022 5:29 pm
Alert for Watauga (North Carolina) Issued by the National Weather Service
Special Weather Statement
NWS Blacksburg (Southwest Virginia)
Special Weather Statement issued June 15 at 5:07PM EDT by NWS Blacksburg
…A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of southern Watauga
County through 545 PM EDT…
At 507 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Aho, or near Blowing Rock, moving northwest at 10 mph.
HAZARD…Winds in excess of 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…
Blowing Rock In Caldwell County…
MAX HAIL SIZE…0.25 IN
MAX WIND GUST…40 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
This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.
2107Z 121DEG 8KT 3614 8161
36.27,-81.72 36.17,-81.49 36.14,-81.5 36.12,-81.54 36.12,-81.71 36.11,-81.81 36.17,-81.83 36.27,-81.72