Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
424 PM EDT WED AUG 17 2016

NCZ035-036-056-172100-
IREDELL NC-CATAWBA NC-ALEXANDER NC-
424 PM EDT WED AUG 17 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT NORTH
CENTRAL CATAWBA...NORTHWESTERN IREDELL AND EASTERN ALEXANDER COUNTIES
UNTIL 500 PM EDT...

AT 424 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING NEAR TAYLORSVILLE...MOVING EAST AT 10 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
TAYLORSVILLE...STATESVILLE...STONY POINT...LOVE VALLEY...LOOKOUT
SHOALS LAKE...SCOTTS...OXFORD...HIDDENITE...VASHTI AND MILLERSVILLE.

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 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 3576 8120 3594 8126 3605 8099 3579 8090
TIME...MOT...LOC 2024Z 253DEG 8KT 3588 8115

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