Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
607 PM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

NCZ033-272230-
AVERY NC-
607 PM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT CENTRAL
AVERY COUNTY UNTIL 630 PM EDT...

AT 607 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING NEAR BEECH MOUNTAIN...OR OVER BANNER ELK...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 10 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE... NEWLAND...BANNER ELK...BEECH
MOUNTAIN IN AVERY COUNTY...SUGAR MOUNTAIN... SEVEN
DEVILS...GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN...GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN STATE PARK...
B.R. PARKWAY-LINVILLE FALLS TO GRANDFATHER...ELK PARK AND LINVILLE.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...DIME SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP
TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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. DO NOT DRIVE ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS.

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 3624 8190 3623 8191 3621 8190 3619 8188
      3619 8186 3616 8183 3611 8181 3609 8176
      3608 8176 3604 8190 3618 8199 3623 8196
      3627 8190
TIME...MOT...LOC 2207Z 241DEG 8KT 3616 8187

$$

HG



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