Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
1145 PM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

NCZ022>024-039-040-280500-
Guilford NC-Chatham NC-Alamance NC-Randolph NC-Orange NC-
1145 PM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

...A line of strong thunderstorms will affect portions of
southeastern Guilford...Chatham...southern Alamance...Randolph and
southern Orange Counties Until 100 AM EDT...

At 1144 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking A line of strong
thunderstorms along a line extending from 7 miles south of
McLeansville to 7 miles northeast of Randleman to 8 miles south of
Thomasville. Movement was southeast at 25 mph.

Pea size hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with these
storms.

Heavy rain and deadly cloud to ground lightning will also be
possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Chapel Hill, Asheboro, Graham, Randleman, Pittsboro, Siler City,
North Carolina Zoo, Carrboro, Goldston and Seagrove.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Seek shelter in a nearby building or vehicle. Wind gusts as high as
50 mph are capable of knocking down small or weakened trees and
blowing around trash cans, potted plants, lawn furniture and other
light outdoor objects.

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.

&&

A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 200 AM EDT for
central North Carolina.

LAT...LON 3584 8005 3593 7981 3608 7965 3597 7900
      3563 7913 3554 7932 3553 7932 3552 7934
      3551 7975 3567 8006
TIME...MOT...LOC 0344Z 296DEG 21KT 3600 7964 3591 7974 3577 8009

$$

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