Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
821 PM EDT MON MAY 18 2015

NCZ071-072-082-SCZ009-190100-
UNION NC-CABARRUS NC-MECKLENBURG NC-YORK SC-
821 PM EDT MON MAY 18 2015

...A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF MECKLENBURG...
CENTRAL UNION...CABARRUS AND EAST CENTRAL YORK COUNTIES UNTIL 900 PM
EDT...

AT 820 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THE LEADING EDGE OF A CLUSTER
OF THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF
NORTHEAST CHARLOTTE TO 7 MILES EAST OF UPTOWN CHARLOTTE TO 7 MILES
NORTHEAST OF ROCK HILL...AND MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH.

PEA SIZE HAIL...WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH AND VERY HEAVY RAINFALL RATES
UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ROCK HILL...DOWNTOWN CONCORD...KANNAPOLIS...MONROE...NORTHWEST
CHARLOTTE...UPTOWN CHARLOTTE...NORTHEAST CHARLOTTE...HUNTERSVILLE...
MATTHEWS AND MINT HILL.

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 AND RIVERS MAY ALSO RISE
RAPIDLY. SEEK HIGHER GROUND IF THREATENED BY FLOOD WATERS.

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. TRY TO UNPLUG UNNECESSARY APPLIANCES BEFORE THE
STORMS APPROACH.

&&

LAT...LON 3519 8051 3517 8047 3517 8041 3488 8051
      3491 8078 3494 8078 3508 8091 3501 8091
      3492 8086 3494 8104 3516 8099 3531 8100
      3535 8097 3536 8092 3537 8099 3539 8095
      3547 8095 3551 8048 3550 8029
TIME...MOT...LOC 0020Z 260DEG 14KT 3543 8089 3521 8071 3501 8092

$$

RWH



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