Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1157 AM EDT THU AUG 18 2016

NCZ051-058-062-181630-
SWAIN NC-GRAHAM NC-MACON NC-
1157 AM EDT THU AUG 18 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT SOUTH
CENTRAL SWAIN...EASTERN GRAHAM AND NORTHWESTERN MACON COUNTIES UNTIL
1230 PM EDT...

AT 1156 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM
WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING 7 MILES NORTHEAST OF ROBBINSVILLE...OR 4 MILES
SOUTH OF FONTANA LAKE...MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BRYSON CITY...ROBBINSVILLE...FONTANA LAKE...SMOKY MOUNTAINS-FONTANA
AREA...WESSER...ALARKA...BURNINGTOWN...LUADA...CHEOAH AND ALMOND.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 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 3548 8374 3542 8336 3541 8336 3541 8335
      3540 8334 3516 8344 3531 8381
TIME...MOT...LOC 1556Z 288DEG 20KT 3538 8369

$$

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