Yadkin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 2:47 PM EDT op 02 september 2014

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a

* Special Weather Statement for... Surry County in north central North Carolina... Yadkin County in northwest North Carolina... eastern Wilkes County in northwest North Carolina...

* until 330 PM EDT

* at 245 PM EDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Low Gap North Carolina...to near Traphill to near Wilkesboro to near Patterson...moving to the east at 30 mph.

* Wind gusts up to 40 mph are expected with these storms. Very heavy rain is falling...and will cause water to pond on roadways and quickly fill roadside ditches and small streams. In addition...expect frequent cloud to ground lightning with this line of storms.

* Locations impacted include... Mount Airy... North Wilkesboro... Mountain Park... Elkin... and Wilkesboro.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Prolonged heavy rainfall may cause water to flow over the roadway. Do not drive your vehicle where the Road has become flooded.

Do not stay in the open or shelter under trees when lightning threatens. Seek shelter inside a sturdy building or in a vehicle.

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Record Report
Statement as of 8:55 am EDT on September 2, 2014

...Record August rainfall set at Bluefield WV...

A record rainfall of 6.41 inches was set at Bluefield WV for the month of August 2014. This breaks the old record for August of 5.88 inches set back in 2009. Official records at Bluefield WV date back to 1959.