Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
722 PM EDT SAT MAY 21 2016

NCZ070-071-SCZ009-220000-
GASTON NC-MECKLENBURG NC-YORK SC-
722 PM EDT SAT MAY 21 2016

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN
MECKLENBURG...SOUTHEASTERN GASTON AND EASTERN YORK COUNTIES UNTIL 800
PM EDT...

AT 722 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A
LINE EXTENDING FROM 9 MILES WEST OF UPTOWN CHARLOTTE TO NEAR YORK...
AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ROCK HILL...YORK...CENTRAL CHARLOTTE...SOUTH CHARLOTTE...SOUTHWEST
CHARLOTTE...MATTHEWS...FORT MILL...BELMONT...PINEVILLE AND TEGA CAY.

HALF INCH 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 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 3503 8077 3503 8080 3500 8084 3508 8091
      3503 8090 3501 8091 3499 8089 3492 8086
      3490 8088 3487 8088 3484 8087 3482 8090
      3482 8105 3500 8133 3530 8102 3512 8067
TIME...MOT...LOC 2322Z 297DEG 17KT 3525 8100 3504 8122

$$

HG


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