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Remnants of Tropical Storm Fred moved north from the Gulf Coast states into the Central Appalachians, Aug 17th-18th. Our area was in a good environment conducive for brief tornadoes, with high shear in place. In addition, a south to southeast flow of high tropical moisture allowed for 2 to 6+ inches of rain to fall over portions of our area, especially in the North Carolina mountains.

Two Tornadoes in Wilkes County
Two Tornado Tracks in Wilkes County, NC Aug 17 2021
Rainfall Totals from Fred Satellite image from Fred Aug 17th 2021
Rainfall Totals From Fred Satellite image Aug 17th, 2021 around 1pm EDT
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