Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
1245 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

NCZ089-051745-
SAMPSON   NC-
1245 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

 ...AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT
MUCH OF CENTRAL SAMPSON COUNTY UNTIL 200 PM EDT...

AT 1242 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS NEAR CLINTON. THESE STORMS WERE MOVING SLOWLY
NORTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH.

HEAVY DOWNPOURS AND PEA SIZE HAIL AS WELL AS WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH
ARE EXPECTED FROM THESE SHOWERS AND STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CLINTON...ROSEBORO...NEWTON GROVE...SALEMBURG...TURKEY AND HOBBTON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DONT WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE FIRST LIGHTNING FLASH BEFORE HEADING TO
SAFETY. MOVE INDOORS AT THE FIRST SIGN OF THREATENING SKIES OR THE
FIRST SOUND OF THUNDER. DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKES CAN OCCUR WELL AHEAD
OF AN APPROACHING STORM...PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF RAIN AND WIND. MAKE
SURE THAT LIGHTNING IS WELL AWAY FROM YOUR LOCATION BEFORE RESUMING
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY.

&&

LAT...LON 3488 7851 3489 7853 3528 7851 3526 7849
      3526 7842 3527 7836 3526 7828 3522 7824
      3520 7816 3509 7817 3508 7816 3490 7815
      3486 7816 3485 7816 3484 7849
TIME...MOT...LOC 1642Z 180DEG 0KT 3507 7830

$$

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