Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
919 PM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

NCZ033-280215-
Avery NC-
919 PM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
NORTHEASTERN AVERY COUNTY UNTIL 1015 PM EDT...

At 918 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with
intense lightning 9 miles northwest of Beech Mountain, or 8 miles
east of Hampton, moving southeast at 25 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Banner Elk, Beech Mountain In Avery County, Sugar Mountain, Seven
Devils, Grandfather Mountain State Park, Elk Park and B.R.
Parkway-Linville Falls To Grandfather.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 40 mph and pea
size hail 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.

&&

A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 200 AM EDT for
western North Carolina.

LAT...LON 3627 8189 3625 8190 3624 8190 3623 8191
      3621 8190 3619 8188 3619 8186 3616 8183
      3611 8181 3610 8178 3607 8175 3607 8174
      3604 8176 3617 8200 3629 8192
TIME...MOT...LOC 0118Z 297DEG 22KT 3630 8202

$$

CDG


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