Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
843 PM EDT MON MAY 18 2015

GAZ010-NCZ062>064-190115-
RABUN GA-SOUTHERN JACKSON NC-TRANSYLVANIA NC-MACON NC-
843 PM EDT MON MAY 18 2015

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN
RABUN...SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON...SOUTHWESTERN TRANSYLVANIA AND
SOUTHEASTERN MACON COUNTIES UNTIL 915 PM EDT...

AT 843 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 13
MILES SOUTHEAST OF FRANKLIN...OR NEAR HIGHLANDS...MOVING NORTHEAST AT
25 MPH.

PEA SIZE HAIL...WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH AND VERY HEAVY RAINFALL RATES
UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
HIGHLANDS...SKY VALLEY...CASHIERS...LAKE GLENVILLE...GORGES STATE
PARK...LAKE TOXAWAY...SCALY MOUNTAIN...PINE MOUNTAIN...OTTO AND
WHITESIDE MOUNTAIN.

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 AND RIVERS MAY ALSO RISE
RAPIDLY. SEEK HIGHER GROUND IF THREATENED BY FLOOD WATERS.

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. TRY TO UNPLUG UNNECESSARY APPLIANCES BEFORE THE STORM
APPROACHES.

&&

LAT...LON 3524 8316 3526 8307 3526 8306 3508 8289
      3503 8299 3500 8311 3499 8310 3496 8312
      3490 8324 3504 8344
TIME...MOT...LOC 0043Z 231DEG 20KT 3503 8324

$$

RWH


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