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Tornado Warning for Wilkes County at 739 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
739 PM EDT Thu May 26 2022

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for…
    Surry County in northwestern North Carolina…
    East central Wilkes County in northwestern North Carolina…
    Northwestern Yadkin County in northwestern North Carolina…
  • Until 830 PM EDT.
  • At 739 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
    was located over Arlington, or over Jonesville, moving northeast at
    30 mph.

HAZARD…Tornado and quarter size hail.

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…
    Mount Airy…
    Elkin…
    Fairview…
    Flat Rock…
    Jonesville…
    Dobson…
    and Boonville.

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 3619 8094 3655 8082 3654 8044 3653 8044
3611 8073
TIME…MOT…LOC 2339Z 205DEG 26KT 3623 8080

TORNADO…RADAR INDICATED
MAX HAIL SIZE…1.00 IN

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