HIDE Special Weather Statement issued May 27 at 8:27PM EDT by NWS Blacksburg
...AN AREA OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT
ALLEGHANY...WEST CENTRAL SURRY...NORTHERN WILKES...WATAUGA AND
CENTRAL ASHE COUNTIES IN NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
Until 930 PM EDT
At 825 PM EDT, strong thunderstorms were developing from near Boone
to Elkin...drifting slowly north northwest.
Pea size hail is possible with these storms. Very heavy rainfall can
be expected with these storms resulting in minor flooding in the
areas of heaviest rainfall.
Locations impacted include...
This includes The following Location Appalachian State University.
Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause
localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.
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.