Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
445 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

GAZ010-017-018-026-SCZ001-002-004-242130-
Franklin GA-Rabun GA-Stephens GA-Habersham GA-Pickens Mountains SC-
Greater Oconee SC-Oconee Mountains SC-
445 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT NORTHERN
FRANKLIN...STEPHENS...SOUTHEASTERN HABERSHAM...EASTERN RABUN...
NORTHWESTERN PICKENS AND OCONEE COUNTIES UNTIL 530 PM EDT...

At 444 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms with
intense lightning along a line extending from 13 miles northeast of
Clayton to 9 miles north of Homer, and moving east at 30 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Toccoa, Seneca, Walhalla, Carnesville, Westminster, Lavonia, Gumlog,
Martin, Avalon and Tallulah Falls.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 45 mph and pea
size hail 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 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.

&&

A tornado watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for northeastern
Georgia...western North Carolina...and Upstate South Carolina.

LAT...LON 3438 8339 3446 8340 3449 8350 3500 8327
      3500 8311 3508 8278 3507 8278 3506 8276
      3449 8304 3449 8305 3442 8309 3437 8310
TIME...MOT...LOC 2044Z 262DEG 15KT 3500 8321 3446 8344

$$

CDG



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