Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
135 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

SCZ011-012-019-241815-
Laurens SC-Abbeville SC-Greenwood SC-
135 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT WESTERN
LAURENS...NORTHEASTERN ABBEVILLE AND NORTHWESTERN GREENWOOD COUNTIES
UNTIL 215 PM EDT...

At 135 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with
intense lightning 11 miles north of Abbeville, or near Shoals
Junction, moving northeast at 35 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Laurens, Clinton, Ware Shoals, Gray Court, Donalds, Cokesbury,
Hodges, Shoals Junction, Due West and Waterloo.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 40 mph and pea
size hail will be possible in these areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall may flood areas with poor drainage, such as
ditches and underpasses. Avoid these areas and do not cross flooded
roads. Water levels of small streams may also rise rapidly. Seek
higher ground if threatened by flood waters. Do not drive across
flooded roads.

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 tornado watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for Upstate South
Carolina.

LAT...LON 3437 8242 3448 8232 3454 8224 3458 8224
      3474 8209 3472 8208 3472 8207 3470 8207
      3470 8206 3466 8200 3466 8198 3451 8180
      3424 8227
TIME...MOT...LOC 1735Z 224DEG 21KT 3434 8231

$$

CDG



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