Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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

NCZ065-068-507>510-SCZ003-006>008-272330-
CLEVELAND NC-RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS NC-GREATER RUTHERFORD NC-
HENDERSON NC-EASTERN POLK NC-POLK MOUNTAINS NC-GREATER GREENVILLE SC-
SPARTANBURG SC-GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS SC-CHEROKEE SC-
643 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
RUTHERFORD...SOUTHWESTERN CLEVELAND...POLK...HENDERSON...
SPARTANBURG...EASTERN GREENVILLE AND CHEROKEE COUNTIES UNTIL 730 PM
EDT...

AT 642 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 9 MILES NORTHWEST OF
COLUMBUS TO 11 MILES NORTH OF SPARTANBURG TO 10 MILES SOUTH OF
GAFFNEY...AND MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 25 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SPARTANBURG...GAFFNEY...HENDERSONVILLE...FOREST
CITY...RUTHERFORDTON... COLUMBUS...GREER...TAYLORS...FIVE FORKS AND
MILLS RIVER.

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 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 3470 8207 3478 8215 3473 8217 3512 8265
      3515 8258 3529 8261 3535 8267 3549 8231
      3546 8225 3552 8222 3554 8202 3546 8162
      3491 8153 3488 8163 3490 8165 3491 8171
      3483 8179 3476 8180 3466 8199
TIME...MOT...LOC 2242Z 063DEG 22KT 3537 8227 3511 8195 3493 8173

$$

RWH



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