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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Gray ME
1250 AM EDT WED AUG 23 2017

MEZ008-009-013-014-230515-
Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-Northern Franklin-Central
Somerset-
1250 AM EDT WED AUG 23 2017

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT SOUTH CENTRAL SOMERSET
AND SOUTHEASTERN FRANKLIN COUNTIES...

At 1249 AM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located
along a line extending from 12 miles west of Blanchard to near
Dixfield. Movement was northeast at 55 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph are possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Farmington, Madison, Dixfield, Kingfield, Bingham, Blanchard,
Phillips, Wilton, Norridgewock, Weld, Anson, Cornville, Athens,
Embden, Harmony, Carthage, Avon, Brighton Plantation, Caratunk
Plantation and Solon.

This also includes...
  Mount Blue, Pleasant Pond Mountain, and Moxie Bald Mountain.

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.

LAT...LON 4510 6966 4501 6962 4501 6960 4478 6981
      4458 7038 4461 7052 4534 6987 4540 6973
TIME...MOT...LOC 0449Z 229DEG 47KT 4531 6984 4461 7044

$$

hanes



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