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Tornado Warning for Wilkes County at 710 pm EDT, May 26th 2022

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Last Updated on May 31, 2022 11:42 am

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BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Tornado Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
710 PM EDT Thu May 26 2022

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for…
    Southwestern Surry County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Southeastern Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Western Yadkin County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 745 PM EDT.
  • At 710 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
    was located near Buck Shoals, or 10 miles south of Ronda, moving
    northeast at 35 mph.

HAZARD…Tornado.

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.

  • Locations impacted include…
    Elkin…
    Fairview…
    Jonesville…
    Boonville…
    Ronda…
    Windy Gap…
    and Buck Shoals.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of hail of any
size, as well as reports of any wind damage, including downed trees
or large limbs, to the National Weather Service by calling toll free
at 1…8 6 6…2 1 5…4 3 2 4. Reports and pictures can also be
shared on the National Weather Service Blacksburg Facebook page and
on Twitter.

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LAT…LON 3638 8092 3633 8066 3605 8079 3606 8098
3604 8105
TIME…MOT…LOC 2310Z 204DEG 30KT 3607 8091

TORNADO…RADAR INDICATED
MAX HAIL SIZE…<.75 IN

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