Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
800 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

NCZ033-050-030030-
AVERY NC-MITCHELL NC-
800 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN
MITCHELL AND AVERY COUNTIES UNTIL 830 PM EDT...

AT 800 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 8
MILES NORTHWEST OF SPRUCE PINE...OR NEAR BAKERSVILLE...MOVING EAST AT
35 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
NEWLAND...SPRUCE PINE...BANNER ELK...BAKERSVILLE...CROSSNORE...SUGAR
MOUNTAIN...SEVEN DEVILS...B.R. PARKWAY-LINVILLE FALLS TO GRANDFATHER...
GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN AND GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN STATE PARK.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH 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 THIS STORM. 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 STORM APPROACHES.

&&

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT FOR
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3616 8183 3611 8181 3607 8174 3596 8181
      3598 8187 3600 8190 3593 8196 3592 8215
      3593 8215 3595 8220 3601 8219 3602 8222
      3610 8224 3612 8214 3611 8213 3610 8208
      3613 8205 3612 8203 3615 8201 3619 8185
TIME...MOT...LOC 0000Z 260DEG 29KT 3603 8213

$$

TDP



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