By David Rogers. April 15, 2019. BLOWING ROCK, NC — High winds in Western North Carolina resulted in tornado watches over much of the lower Piedmont region, but the band of strong storm conditions also buffeted the High Country. Blowing Rock didn’t escape damage.
Photographic images courtesy of Blowing Rock Police Department
Sustained wind speeds approached 65 mph throughout Watauga County during the evening hours Sunday night as bands of thunderstorms whistled through the High Country. Even on Monday, wind gusts of 66 mph have been recorded in parts of Blowing Rock and its surrounding communities. Wind advisories from the National Weather Service were to remain in effect for this region through 5:00 pm on Monday.
Courtesy of Captain Aaron Miller of Blowing Rock Police Department, Blowing Rock News received these photos of a car parked at a residence on Clark St. near the Robbins Swimming Pool. The car was described as “leveled.”