Weather Alert
Stokes County, NC
Status: Alert Ended
Start: 8/8/20 5:06 PM
End: 8/8/20 5:30 PM
Dur: 00:24
Canceled 8/8/20 5:30 PM

Special Weather Statement issued August 8 at 5:06PM EDT by NWS Blacksburg VA
At 505 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located near Hanging Rock State Park, or near Danbury, moving south at 10 mph.
Winds in excess of 40 mph and pea size hail are possible with this storm.
Locations impacted include...
Walnut Cove...
Danbury...
King...
Capella...
Germanton...
Meadows...
and Hanging Rock State Park.
Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
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.
If you are on or near Belews Lake, get out of the water and move indoors or inside a vehicle. Remember, lightning can strike out to 10 miles from the parent thunderstorm. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Move to safe shelter now! Do not be caught on the water in a thunderstorm.



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