Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
110 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

NCZ070-071-SCZ009-030600-
GASTON NC-MECKLENBURG NC-YORK SC-
110 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...AN AREA OF HEAVY RAIN WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF MECKLENBURG...
EASTERN GASTON AND CENTRAL YORK COUNTIES UNTIL 200 AM EDT...

AT 110 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THE LEADING EDGE OF AN AREA
OF HEAVY RAIN ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 10 MILES EAST OF GAFFNEY TO
4 MILES SOUTHEAST OF YORK...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
GASTONIA...ROCK HILL...UPTOWN CHARLOTTE...YORK...CENTRAL CHARLOTTE...SOUTH
CHARLOTTE...SOUTHWEST CHARLOTTE...EAST CHARLOTTE...NORTHWEST CHARLOTTE
AND MATTHEWS.

VERY HEAVY RAINFALL RATES UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE IN
THESE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL MAY FLOOD AREAS WITH POOR DRAINAGE...SUCH AS
DITCHES AND UNDERPASSES. AVOID THESE AREAS AND DO NOT CROSS FLOODED
ROADS. WATER LEVELS OF SMALL STREAMS MAY ALSO RISE RAPIDLY. SEEK
HIGHER GROUND IF THREATENED BY FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT DRIVE ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF OUTDOORS...TRY
TO GET INDOORS OR INTO A HARD TOPPED VEHICLE. OTHERWISE...STAY AWAY
FROM OPEN AREAS AND ISOLATED HIGH OBJECTS SUCH AS TREES. WHEN
INDOORS...STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND DOORS AND AVOID USING WIRED
ELECTRONIC DEVICES. DO NOT TAKE A SHOWER OR BATH. TRY TO UNPLUG
UNNECESSARY APPLIANCES BEFORE THE STORMS APPROACH.

&&

LAT...LON 3505 8075 3500 8084 3507 8090 3501 8091
      3498 8089 3488 8116 3504 8148 3505 8147
      3505 8141 3514 8140 3517 8137 3516 8133
      3524 8132 3540 8104 3519 8058
TIME...MOT...LOC 0510Z 241DEG 30KT 3508 8147 3495 8120

$$

TDP



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