Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
515 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

MEZ001-002-005-006-011-032-252315-
SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN WASHINGTON-NORTHERN
PENOBSCOT-CENTRAL PENOBSCOT-NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK-
515 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT NORTHWESTERN
WASHINGTON...EASTERN AROOSTOOK AND NORTHEASTERN PENOBSCOT COUNTIES...

AT 514 PM EDT...RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED
ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR LILLE TO NEAR MILLINOCKET. MOVEMENT
WAS EAST AT 30 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH AND NICKEL SIZE HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH
THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
PRESQUE ISLE...CARIBOU...HOULTON...MILLINOCKET...MADAWASKA...FORT
FAIRFIELD...LIMESTONE...VAN BUREN...PATTEN...DANFORTH...VANCEBORO...
PORTAGE...MAPLETON...EAST MILLINOCKET...WASHBURN...MARS HILL...MEDWAY...
HODGDON...ASHLAND AND EASTON.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS...
 INTERSTATE 95 BETWEEN MILE MAKERS 243 AND 304.
 US HIGHWAY 1 BETWEEN BROOKTON AND GRAND ISLE.
 STATE HIGHWAY 11 BETWEEN NORCROSS AND PORTAGE.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER...CONTACT YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY. THEY CAN RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE IN CARIBOU MAINE.

LAT...LON 4733 6816 4707 6779 4592 6775 4588 6781
      4582 6776 4580 6781 4569 6782 4566 6772
      4569 6773 4568 6772 4562 6767 4559 6756
      4560 6745 4551 6742 4549 6751 4545 6749
      4563 6882 4639 6879 4735 6831
TIME...MOT...LOC 2114Z 278DEG 28KT 4731 6819 4572 6863

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