Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1043 PM EDT TUE JUL 18 2017

NCZ068-SCZ008-190315-
Cleveland NC-Cherokee SC-
1043 PM EDT TUE JUL 18 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT SOUTHERN
CLEVELAND AND NORTHEASTERN CHEROKEE COUNTIES UNTIL 1115 PM EDT...

At 1042 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with
intense lightning 7 miles east of Shelby, or 4 miles northwest of
Kings Mountain, moving southwest at 15 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Shelby, Kings Mountain, Blacksburg, Grover, Patterson Springs, Earl,
Boiling Springs NC, Crowders Mountain State Park, Cherokee Falls and
Kings Creek.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 45 mph and pea
size hail will be possible in these areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Gusty winds can blow down trees that are dead, or that have weakened
root systems. Outdoor furniture and similar items can be tossed
around if not anchored. Seek shelter indoors.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 3536 8145 3525 8132 3521 8132 3516 8136
      3514 8140 3512 8140 3501 8151 3521 8174
TIME...MOT...LOC 0242Z 047DEG 13KT 3529 8140

$$

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