Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1236 PM EDT SUN JUL 23 2017

NCZ053-231700-
Buncombe NC-
1236 PM EDT SUN JUL 23 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
NORTHEASTERN BUNCOMBE COUNTY UNTIL 100 PM EDT...

At 1236 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with
intense lightning 8 miles southeast of Marshall, or near Weaverville,
moving southeast at 15 mph.

Locations to be impacted include... Asheville, Woodfin, Weaverville,
B.R. Parkway from East Asheville To Craggy Gardens, Warren Wilson
College, West Asheville and Biltmore Forest.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 55 mph and nickel
size hail 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.

Dime to nickel size hail can cause considerable damage to vehicles.
Consider moving vehicles to a covered storage area before the storm
arrives.

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.

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LAT...LON 3567 8231 3554 8256 3574 8266 3580 8252
      3580 8247 3581 8246
TIME...MOT...LOC 1636Z 325DEG 12KT 3574 8255

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