Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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

NCZ051-058-272230-
SWAIN NC-GRAHAM NC-
604 PM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

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

AT 603 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM
WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING 10 MILES EAST OF ROBBINSVILLE...OR 7 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF FONTANA LAKE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE... BRYSON CITY...SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
DEEP CREEK...CHEROKEE...SMOKY MOUNTAINS-CLINGMANS DOME...SMOKY
MOUNTAINS-FONTANA AREA...FONTANA LAKE... WESSER...LUADA...ALMOND AND
NANTAHALA.

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 3558 8360 3556 8358 3556 8350 3557 8348
      3547 8331 3547 8334 3546 8335 3543 8336
      3530 8352 3528 8366 3535 8376
TIME...MOT...LOC 2203Z 217DEG 18KT 3536 8363

$$

HG



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