Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
422 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

NCZ069>071-272045-
GASTON NC-MECKLENBURG NC-LINCOLN NC-
422 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
NORTHWESTERN MECKLENBURG...NORTHEASTERN GASTON AND EASTERN LINCOLN
COUNTIES UNTIL 445 PM EDT...

AT 422 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING NEAR HUNTERSVILLE...OR NEAR NORTHEAST CHARLOTTE...
MOVING WEST AT 15 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE... HUNTERSVILLE...NORTHEAST
CHARLOTTE...NORTHWEST CHARLOTTE...CORNELIUS...MT
HOLLY...STANLEY...WESTPORT...HIDDEN VALLEY...DENVER AND RAMSEY CREEK
PARK.

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.

MOUNTAIN ISLAND LAKE IS IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM. CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUS BOATING CONDITIONS.
MOVE TO SHORE IMMEDIATELY.

&&

LAT...LON 3525 8079 3531 8115 3555 8104 3555 8102
      3552 8096 3550 8096 3549 8095 3551 8092
      3544 8076 3542 8075 3540 8077 3538 8074
TIME...MOT...LOC 2022Z 110DEG 15KT 3536 8085

$$

RWH


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