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Tornado Warning for Avery County, NC, Caldwell County, NC – Tuesday August 17, 2021

Last Updated on August 17, 2021 5:31 pm


Tornado Warning
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
528 PM EDT Tue Aug 17 2021

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for…
    Northwestern Caldwell County in western North Carolina…
    Avery County in western North Carolina…
    Northwestern Burke County in western North Carolina…
  • Until 615 PM EDT.
  • At 528 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
    was located 11 miles southeast of Newland, or 7 miles east of
    Linville Falls, moving north at 20 mph.


SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
damage is likely.

  • This dangerous storm will be near…
    Crossnore and Linville Falls around 540 PM EDT.
    B.R. Parkway-Linville Falls To Grandfather around 550 PM EDT.
    Newland, Grandfather Mountain State Park, Sugar Mountain and Seven
    Devils around 600 PM EDT.
    Banner Elk, Beech Mountain In Avery County and Elk Park around 610
    PM EDT.

Other locations impacted by this dangerous thunderstorm include
Edgemont, Pineola, Minneapolis, Linville and Globe.


TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.

Please report damaging winds, hail, or flooding to the National
Weather Service by calling toll free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by
posting on our Facebook page, or Tweet it using hashtag nwsgsp. Your
message should describe the event and the specific location where it

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