Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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

NCZ035-036-172015-
IREDELL NC-ALEXANDER NC-
348 PM EDT WED AUG 17 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
NORTHWESTERN IREDELL AND ALEXANDER COUNTIES UNTIL 415 PM EDT...

AT 348 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...STONY POINT...HIDDENITE...VASHTI...MILLERSVILLE...
ELLENDALE...SCOTTS AND LITTLE RIVER IN ALEXANDER COUNTY.

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 3585 8096 3583 8127 3599 8133 3601 8131
      3601 8130 3603 8126 3603 8124 3604 8119
      3603 8117 3604 8113 3603 8107 3604 8104
      3604 8103
TIME...MOT...LOC 1948Z 253DEG 9KT 3594 8122

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