Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
500 PM EDT THU AUG 18 2016

NCZ036-069-071-182130-
IREDELL NC-MECKLENBURG NC-LINCOLN NC-
500 PM EDT THU AUG 18 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
NORTHWESTERN MECKLENBURG...SOUTH CENTRAL IREDELL AND EASTERN LINCOLN
COUNTIES UNTIL 530 PM EDT...

AT 459 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF HUNTERSVILLE...OR NEAR
WESTPORT...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
HUNTERSVILLE...CORNELIUS...DAVIDSON...WESTPORT...DENVER...LAKE
NORMAN... RAMSEY CREEK PARK...MOORESVILLE...LOWESVILLE AND CROFT.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO
45 MPH 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.

LAKE NORMAN IS IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM. CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUS BOATING CONDITIONS.
MOVE TO SHORE IMMEDIATELY.

&&

LAT...LON 3551 8077 3551 8078 3550 8079 3548 8078
      3535 8083 3545 8109 3555 8102 3555 8095
      3557 8096 3559 8094 3554 8076
TIME...MOT...LOC 2059Z 301DEG 25KT 3549 8097

$$

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