Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
208 PM EDT THU AUG 18 2016

NCZ065-509-181845-
HENDERSON NC-POLK MOUNTAINS NC-
208 PM EDT THU AUG 18 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT WESTERN
POLK AND SOUTHEASTERN HENDERSON COUNTIES UNTIL 245 PM EDT...

AT 208 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING 6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF HENDERSONVILLE...OR 4 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF FLAT ROCK...MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE... HENDERSONVILLE...FLAT
ROCK...ETOWAH...LAUREL PARK...SALUDA...DUPONT STATE FOREST...CHIMNEY
ROCK STATE PARK...VALLEY HILL...EAST FLAT ROCK AND CRAB CREEK.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH 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.

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 3539 8226 3540 8225 3535 8224 3529 8229
      3520 8226 3518 8237 3521 8239 3519 8242
      3517 8244 3516 8246 3517 8245 3518 8246
      3516 8253 3516 8255 3515 8257 3515 8258
      3531 8262 3540 8227
TIME...MOT...LOC 1808Z 258DEG 12KT 3524 8252

$$

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