Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
703 PM EDT WED APR 27 2016

NCZ033-050-501-272330-
CALDWELL MOUNTAINS NC-AVERY NC-MITCHELL NC-
703 PM EDT WED APR 27 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF NORTHWESTERN
CALDWELL...NORTHEASTERN MITCHELL AND AVERY COUNTIES UNTIL 730 PM
EDT...

AT 702 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 12
MILES NORTHEAST OF BURNSVILLE...OR 4 MILES NORTHWEST OF BAKERSVILLE...
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
NEWLAND...BANNER ELK...ELK PARK...BAKERSVILLE...BEECH MOUNTAIN IN
AVERY COUNTY...CROSSNORE...SUGAR MOUNTAIN...SEVEN DEVILS...BLUE
RIDGE PARKWAY-LINVILLE FALLS TO GRANDFATHER AND GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN.

PEA SIZE HAIL...WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH AND VERY HEAVY RAINFALL RATES
UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 3627 8189 3621 8191 3616 8183 3611 8181
      3612 8169 3607 8166 3596 8219 3601 8220
      3601 8226 3611 8232 3613 8228 3613 8225
      3616 8222 3614 8218 3615 8215 3611 8213
      3610 8208 3613 8205 3612 8203 3629 8192
TIME...MOT...LOC 2302Z 242DEG 35KT 3607 8219

$$

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