Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
536 PM EDT THU MAY 26 2016

NCZ035-036-056-262200-
IREDELL NC-CATAWBA NC-ALEXANDER NC-
536 PM EDT THU MAY 26 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF CENTRAL CATAWBA...
WEST CENTRAL IREDELL AND SOUTHEASTERN ALEXANDER COUNTIES UNTIL 600 PM
EDT...

AT 535 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
HICKORY...OR NEAR CONOVER...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
HICKORY...NEWTON...ST. STEPHENS...CONOVER...LONGVIEW...STONY POINT...
CLAREMONT...CATAWBA...LOOKOUT SHOALS LAKE AND BETHLEHEM.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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 3571 8091 3558 8129 3573 8139 3576 8138
      3594 8108
TIME...MOT...LOC 2135Z 240DEG 13KT 3570 8127

$$

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