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

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Morristown TN
721 PM EDT SAT APR 22 2017

NCZ060-061-TNZ071>074-086-087-102-230000-
Clay NC-Cherokee NC-Blount Smoky Mountains TN-Northwest Monroe TN-
East Polk TN-Sevier Smoky Mountains TN-NW Blount TN-
Southeast Monroe TN-North Sevier TN-
721 PM EDT SAT APR 22 2017

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR CHEROKEE...CLAY...SOUTHEASTERN
POLK...BLOUNT...EASTERN MONROE AND SEVIER COUNTIES UNTIL 800 PM
EDT...

At 720 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from 10 miles southwest of Maryville to 15 miles
southeast of Madisonville to 12 miles southeast of Etowah to 9 miles
southwest of Ducktown. Movement was east at 50 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Maryville, Gatlinburg, Andrews, Murphy, Ducktown, Hayesville, Pigeon
Forge, Nantahala Lake, Pittman Center, Townsend, William L. Davenport
Refuge, Walland, Copperhill, Brasstown, Clover Hill, Cades Cove,
Elkmont, Great Smoky Mountains N.p., Tusquitee and Violet.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 3499 8451 3500 8451 3518 8437 3537 8413
      3571 8410 3587 8329 3571 8325 3566 8330
      3566 8335 3556 8350 3556 8376 3552 8388
      3541 8402 3531 8404 3522 8397 3526 8371
      3515 8373 3516 8365 3500 8349 3499 8349
TIME...MOT...LOC 2320Z 256DEG 49KT 3565 8413 3539 8415 3519 8439 3498
8455

$$

05/MA



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