Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Jackson, KY

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
516 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

KYZ113-115-118-120-232145-
PERRY-KNOTT-LETCHER-PIKE-
516 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...AN AREA OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT PERRY...KNOTT...
LETCHER...AND PIKE COUNTIES...

AT 514 PM EDT...AN CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY
DOWNPOURS AND WIND GUSTS OF 30 TO 30 MPH WAS CENTERED OVER
LUCASTOWN...OR NEAR WHITESBURG...MOVING NORTHWEST AT 15 MPH.

WINDS GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH AND PEA SIZE HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH
THESE STORMS IN ADDITION TO BRIEF TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
WHITESBURG...HINDMAN...LETCHER...BATH...JENKINS...FLEMING-NEON...
PIPPA PASSES...VICCO...BLACKEY...GREENLEAF...CARBON GLOW...GANDER...
EHKHORN MINE...MAGGARD...ROXANA...SPEIGHT...CROMONA...MAYKING...
OMAHA AND PREMIUM.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS...
 U.S. HIGHWAY 23 IN LETCHER COUNTY BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 7.
 U.S. HIGHWAY 23 IN PIKE COUNTY BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 0 AND 5.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS...WHICH WILL
CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS. LOCALIZED FLOODING IS ALSO
POSSIBLE. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

IF YOU ARE ON OR NEAR CARR FORK LAKE...GET OUT OF THE WATER AND MOVE
INDOORS OR INSIDE A VEHICLE. REMEMBER...LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE OUT TO
15 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.

&&

LAT...LON 3723 8250 3715 8263 3712 8272 3705 8272
      3701 8278 3701 8283 3699 8283 3712 8313
      3735 8296 3732 8275 3729 8271 3731 8269
      3726 8240
TIME...MOT...LOC 2114Z 115DEG 12KT 3719 8281

$$

JP



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