Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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

NCZ052-064-SCZ002-005-280100-
HAYWOOD NC-TRANSYLVANIA NC-PICKENS MOUNTAINS SC-GREATER PICKENS SC-
831 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
TRANSYLVANIA...SOUTHEASTERN HAYWOOD AND PICKENS COUNTIES UNTIL 900 PM
EDT...

AT 830 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 11 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
WAYNESVILLE TO 10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BREVARD TO 7 MILES SOUTH OF
PICKENS...AND MOVING NORTHWEST AT 10 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BREVARD...PICKENS...WAYNESVILLE...EASLEY...CENTRAL...CANTON...LIBERTY
...LAKE JUNALUSKA...CLYDE AND NORRIS.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...WIND GUSTS UP TO 45 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 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 3567 8296 3550 8278 3544 8278 3536 8268
      3514 8259 3513 8268 3506 8276 3507 8257
      3505 8260 3476 8261 3469 8275 3474 8290
      3494 8290 3499 8294 3505 8290 3503 8299
      3511 8301 3526 8292 3530 8292 3539 8303
TIME...MOT...LOC 0030Z 127DEG 8KT 3541 8281 3515 8288 3477 8272

$$

RWH



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