Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
416 PM EDT MON AUG 14 2017

SCZ011-012-019-142100-
Laurens SC-Abbeville SC-Greenwood SC-
416 PM EDT MON AUG 14 2017

...A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
SOUTHWESTERN LAURENS...NORTHEASTERN ABBEVILLE AND GREENWOOD COUNTIES
UNTIL 500 PM EDT...

At 415 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated the leading edge of a cluster
of thunderstorms with intense lightning along a line extending from 5
miles north of Abbeville to 12 miles east of Greenwood, and moving
northeast at 10 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Greenwood, Abbeville, Ninety Six, Due West, Cross Hill, Donalds,
Cokesbury, Hodges, Lake Greenwood and Greenwood State Park.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 40 mph and
torrential rainfall rates up to 3 inches per hour 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.

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.

Frequent lightning is occurring with these storms. 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 storms approach.

&&

LAT...LON 3420 8249 3443 8240 3429 8190 3424 8191
      3420 8194 3420 8193 3418 8192 3418 8191
      3416 8191 3413 8187 3412 8189 3410 8190
      3409 8192 3405 8194
TIME...MOT...LOC 2015Z 213DEG 11KT 3426 8239 3415 8194

$$

JMP



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