Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
800 PM EDT SAT MAY 20 2017

GAZ010-017-018-026-028-SCZ001-004-010-210030-
Hart GA-Franklin GA-Rabun GA-Stephens GA-Habersham GA-
Greater Oconee SC-Anderson SC-Oconee Mountains SC-
800 PM EDT SAT MAY 20 2017

...A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
NORTHEASTERN FRANKLIN...STEPHENS...NORTHERN HABERSHAM...RABUN...
NORTHERN HART...ANDERSON AND OCONEE COUNTIES UNTIL 830 PM EDT...

At 759 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated the leading edge of a cluster
of thunderstorms with intense lightning along a line extending from
13 miles southeast of Hiawassee to 6 miles northeast of Toccoa to 10
miles east of Hartwell, and moving northeast at 30 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Anderson, Toccoa, Seneca, Hartwell, Walhalla, Clayton, Homeland Park,
Belton, Northlake and Pendleton.

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 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 3429 8277 3427 8282 3469 8364 3476 8363
      3480 8368 3488 8366 3492 8360 3494 8360
      3495 8355 3499 8355 3500 8321 3487 8290
      3474 8290 3473 8285 3465 8283 3462 8285
      3472 8268 3452 8238 3422 8272
TIME...MOT...LOC 2359Z 212DEG 25KT 3477 8366 3462 8322 3431 8276

$$

RWH


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