Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
810 PM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016

NCZ033-049-050-300045-
YANCEY NC-AVERY NC-MITCHELL NC-
810 PM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT CENTRAL
MITCHELL...NORTHEASTERN YANCEY AND AVERY COUNTIES UNTIL 845 PM EDT...

AT 809 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING 9 MILES NORTHWEST OF SPRUCE PINE...OR OVER
BAKERSVILLE...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE... SPRUCE PINE...NEWLAND...BANNER
ELK...BAKERSVILLE...CROSSNORE...SUGAR MOUNTAIN...B.R. PARKWAY-
LINVILLE FALLS TO GRANDFATHER...LINVILLE FALLS... BANDANA AND
INGALLS.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...PEA SIZE HAIL...WIND GUSTS UP TO
40 MPH AND VERY HEAVY RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL
BE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

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 3597 8184 3598 8187 3599 8188 3600 8190
      3595 8196 3593 8196 3591 8198 3592 8225
      3610 8226 3612 8214 3611 8213 3610 8208
      3613 8205 3612 8203 3614 8202 3617 8185
TIME...MOT...LOC 0009Z 267DEG 20KT 3602 8217

$$

HG



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