Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
645 PM EDT WED SEP 2 2015

NCZ010-011-022345-
WARREN NC-HALIFAX NC-
645 PM EDT WED SEP 2 2015

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF EASTERN WARREN AND
HALIFAX COUNTIES UNTIL 745 PM EDT...

AT 641 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER GASBURG...OR 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
BRODNAX...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH. ANOTHER STORM WAS LOCATED JUST
WEST OF TURNERS CROSSROADS. BOTH STORMS WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST ALONG
THE ROANOKE RIVER...RESULTING IN HEAVY RAIN...LIGHTNING...AND STRONG
WINDS.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS
STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ROANOKE RAPIDS...WARRENTON...HALIFAX...SCOTLAND NECK...NORLINA...
LITTLETON...ENFIELD...WELDON...HOBGOOD...MACON...ROANOKE RAPIDS
LAKE...SOUTHPOINTE AND MORNINGSTAR MARINAS...TILLERY...LAKE
GASTON...SOUTH WELDON...GLENVIEW...ROSEMARY...ARCOLA AND AIRLIE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY BUILDING OR VEHICLE. WIND GUSTS AS HIGH AS
40 MPH ARE CAPABLE OF KNOCKING DOWN TREE LIMBS AND BLOWING AROUND
LIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS.

BOATERS ON THE OPEN WATER AND THOSE CAMPING OUTDOORS ARE ESPECIALLY
VULNERABLE TO THE DANGERS OF LIGHTNING. SEEK HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AND
FIND SAFE SHELTER IN A NEARBY BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

IF ON OR NEAR LAKE GASTON...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 3609 7731 3600 7743 3606 7754 3609 7753
      3615 7768 3614 7789 3619 7792 3619 7797
      3618 7798 3644 7820 3654 7816 3654 7790
      3651 7790 3648 7764 3641 7755 3632 7757
      3632 7744 3621 7738 3616 7727 3610 7723
TIME...MOT...LOC 2241Z 304DEG 24KT 3654 7793

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