Weather Alert
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Craig County News and Events
Status: Alert Ended
Start: 5/17/19 7:49 AM
End: 5/17/19 8:32 AM
Dur: 00:43
Canceled 5/17/19 8:32 AM

Special Weather Statement issued May 17 at 7:49AM EDT by NWS
...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT GILES...MONTGOMERY...CRAIG...AND ROANOKE COUNTIES THROUGH 845 AM EDT.
At 748 AM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Red Sulphur Spring to Oakvale.
Movement was east at 40 mph.
Pea size hail is possible with these storms. Frequency cloud-to- ground lightning can also be expected.
Locations impacted include...
Roanoke...
Blacksburg...
Salem...
Christiansburg...
and Radford.
This includes The following Locations Virginia Tech, The Salem Fairgrounds, and Roanoke Regional Airport.
Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.


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