Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Morristown TN
853 PM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

TNZ017-018-044>047-280200-
Sullivan TN-Washington TN-Northwest Carter TN-Southeast Carter TN-
Unicoi TN-Johnson TN-
853 PM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SULLIVAN...NORTHEASTERN
WASHINGTON...NORTHEASTERN UNICOI...CARTER AND JOHNSON COUNTIES UNTIL
1000 PM EDT...

At 852 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from Colonial Heights to 6 miles east of Oak Grove
to 11 miles northwest of Reese to near Mountain City. Movement was
southeast at 25 mph.

Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol Tn, Elizabethton, Mountain City,
Jonesborough, Central, Spurgeon, Midway, Pine Crest, Colonial
Heights, Gray, Oak Grove, Hampton, Walnut Hill, Unicoi, Bluff City,
Watauga, Laurel Bloomery and Roane Mountain S.p..

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead
to 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.

These storms may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

&&

A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 200 AM EDT for
eastern Tennessee.

LAT...LON 3647 8170 3641 8174 3634 8171 3634 8175
      3636 8179 3634 8185 3630 8191 3612 8203
      3610 8208 3611 8213 3615 8215 3616 8221
      3613 8225 3614 8229 3612 8234 3652 8261
      3656 8262 3654 8230 3657 8197 3657 8170
TIME...MOT...LOC 0052Z 312DEG 23KT 3651 8252 3644 8231 3641 8200 3647
8177

$$

05/MA



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