Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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

NCZ501>504-172015-
GREATER CALDWELL NC-GREATER BURKE NC-CALDWELL MOUNTAINS NC-
BURKE MOUNTAINS NC-
344 PM EDT WED AUG 17 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT WESTERN
CALDWELL AND NORTH CENTRAL BURKE COUNTIES UNTIL 415 PM EDT...

AT 344 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING 11 MILES NORTH OF MORGANTON...OR 5 MILES NORTHEAST
OF TABLE ROCK...MOVING EAST AT 10 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE... LENOIR...GAMEWELL...CAJAH`S
MOUNTAIN...TABLE ROCK...SAWMILLS...HUDSON...
PATTERSON...EDGEMONT...COLLETTSVILLE AND GLOBE.

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 3608 8158 3582 8149 3579 8179 3597 8186
      3598 8184 3597 8183 3597 8182 3596 8181
      3600 8178
TIME...MOT...LOC 1944Z 253DEG 9KT 3591 8174

$$

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