Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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WWUS82 KGSP 272252
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
652 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

NCZ053-272330-
BUNCOMBE NC-
652 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT WESTERN
BUNCOMBE COUNTY UNTIL 730 PM EDT...

AT 652 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE...OR NEAR
ENKA...MOVING NORTHWEST AT 15 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE... DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE...WEST
ASHEVILLE...BENT CREEK...LEICESTER...ENKA... UNC-
ASHEVILLE...WOODFIN...B.R. PARKWAY-MOUNT PISGAH TO THE NC
ARBORETUM...EAST ASHEVILLE AND BILTMORE FOREST.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...PEA SIZE HAIL AND 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 THIS STORM. 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 STORM APPROACHES.

&&

LAT...LON 3573 8268 3557 8252 3545 8265 3546 8267
      3545 8271 3549 8279 3554 8277 3556 8278
      3557 8277 3563 8281 3562 8285 3566 8287
      3570 8284 3569 8281 3571 8275 3572 8271
      3573 8271 3574 8270
TIME...MOT...LOC 2252Z 131DEG 13KT 3555 8267

$$

RWH



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