Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
642 PM EDT SAT MAY 21 2016

NCZ070-071-212315-
GASTON NC-MECKLENBURG NC-
642 PM EDT SAT MAY 21 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN
MECKLENBURG AND EASTERN GASTON COUNTIES UNTIL 715 PM EDT...

AT 642 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 7
MILES NORTHEAST OF GASTONIA...OR NEAR STANLEY...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT
25 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
UPTOWN CHARLOTTE...GASTONIA...HUNTERSVILLE...CENTRAL CHARLOTTE...
SOUTHWEST CHARLOTTE...NORTHEAST CHARLOTTE...NORTHWEST CHARLOTTE...MT
HOLLY...BELMONT AND DALLAS.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS. EXPECT FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAINFALL AT RATES AROUND
ONE INCH PER HOUR AS WELL.

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 3509 8083 3528 8120 3541 8113 3540 8095
      3534 8070
TIME...MOT...LOC 2242Z 294DEG 22KT 3534 8108

$$

HG



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