Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
456 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

NCZ065-507-509-510-172130-
Henderson NC-Polk Mountains NC-Rutherford Mountains NC-
Eastern Polk NC-
456 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT WESTERN
RUTHERFORD...NORTHEASTERN HENDERSON AND NORTHWESTERN POLK COUNTIES
UNTIL 530 PM EDT...

At 455 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with
intense lightning 7 miles east of Hendersonville, or 7 miles
southwest of Bat Cave, moving east at 20 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Chimney Rock State Park, Dana, Mill Spring, Lake Adger, Edneyville
and East Flat Rock.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 40 mph and very
heavy rainfall rates up to 2 inches per hour 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 3544 8215 3540 8219 3540 8218 3541 8217
      3541 8215 3526 8215 3529 8242 3542 8241
TIME...MOT...LOC 2055Z 272DEG 15KT 3536 8234

$$

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