Thunderstorm Warning for Ashe County NC and 4 More

BLACKSBURG, VA (1132 AM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019) — The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Western Alleghany County in northwestern North Carolina Northeastern Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina Smyth County in southwestern Virginia Southwestern Wythe County in southwestern Virginia Grayson County in southwestern Virginia until 1230 PM EDT At 1131 AM EDT, a bowing line of severe thunderstorms were located from Whitetop to near Lansing to West Jefferson, moving northeast at 35 mph. HAZARD: 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE: Radar indicated. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include Wytheville Marion Jefferson Rural Retreat and West Jefferson. Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds. For your safety, move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Stay away from windows. 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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