Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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

NCZ070-071-SCZ009-242000-
Gaston NC-Mecklenburg NC-York SC-
333 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT MECKLENBURG...SOUTHEASTERN
GASTON AND NORTHEASTERN YORK COUNTIES UNTIL 400 PM EDT...

At 332 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 11
miles southwest of Uptown Charlotte, or near Carowinds, moving
northeast at 35 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Uptown Charlotte, Huntersville, Central Charlotte, South Charlotte,
Northeast Charlotte, Southwest Charlotte, East Charlotte, Northwest
Charlotte, Matthews and Mint Hill.

Wind gusts up to 40 mph and very heavy rainfall rates up to 2 inches
per hour 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.

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.

&&

A tornado watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for the Piedmont
of North Carolina...and Upstate South Carolina.

LAT...LON 3522 8058 3502 8085 3507 8090 3503 8090
      3501 8091 3499 8089 3495 8094 3506 8111
      3541 8095
TIME...MOT...LOC 1932Z 223DEG 32KT 3509 8094

$$

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