Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1049 AM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

VAZ044-058-059-011545-
CHARLOTTE-HALIFAX-PITTSYLVANIA-
1049 AM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN THIS MORNING...

A TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR OF RAIN IS LIKELY THIS MORNING WHICH WILL
AFFECT CHARLOTTE...SOUTHEASTERN PITTSYLVANIA...AND HALIFAX COUNTIES
AND THE CITY OF DANVILLE...

AT 1040 AM EDT...RADAR INDICATED A LARGE AREA OF SHOWERS WITH
EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS FROM DANVILLE AND CHATHAM...EXTENDING EAST
INTO HALIFAX COUNTY...MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
DANVILLE...
SOUTH BOSTON...
HALIFAX...
CHATHAM...
AND KEYSVILLE.

THIS INCLUDES DANVILLE AIRPORT.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS AREA OF SHOWERS...AND MAY
CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR
VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

RADAR ESTIMATES THAT A QUICK HALF INCH...TO AN INCH...OF RAIN IS
FALLING IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES. THIS HIGH INTENSITY OF RAIN MAY
CAUSE DEBRIS TO GET WASHED ONTO HIGHWAYS FROM FLOODED DITCHES. IN
ADDITION...JUST A LITTLE BIT OF WIND COMBINED WITH HEAVY RAIN MAY
CAUSE SOME TREES TO WEAKEN AND TOPPLE OVER. THIS MAY BLOCK ROADS OR
CAUSE A POWER OUTAGES.


LAT...LON 3689 7849 3670 7865 3668 7863 3669 7868
      3666 7870 3654 7916 3654 7950 3681 7945
      3694 7938 3709 7849 3708 7845
TIME...MOT...LOC 1440Z 260DEG 32KT 3675 7931
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