Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
558 PM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

NCZ052-059-272230-
HAYWOOD NC-NORTHERN JACKSON NC-
558 PM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
NORTHEASTERN JACKSON AND SOUTHEASTERN HAYWOOD COUNTIES UNTIL 630 PM
EDT...

AT 557 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING 7 MILES EAST OF SYLVA...OR 4 MILES SOUTH OF
BALSAM...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SYLVA...WAYNESVILLE...LAKE JUNALUSKA...MAGGIE VALLEY...BALSAM...B.R.
PARKWAY-BALSAM GAP TO BLACK BALSAM AREA...WEBSTER...BLACK BALSAM AREA...
B.R. PARKWAY-SMOKY MOUNTAINS TO BALSAM GAP AND SUNBURST.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...HALF INCH HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP
TO 40 MPH 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 3559 8303 3540 8280 3527 8302 3526 8309
      3537 8323
TIME...MOT...LOC 2157Z 224DEG 13KT 3536 8309

$$

HG


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