Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
829 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

NCZ033-501-030100-
CALDWELL MOUNTAINS NC-AVERY NC-
829 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF NORTHWESTERN
CALDWELL AND SOUTHEASTERN AVERY COUNTIES UNTIL 900 PM EDT...

AT 829 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 5
MILES SOUTHEAST OF NEWLAND...OR OVER B.R. PARKWAY-LINVILLE FALLS TO
GRANDFATHER...MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
NEWLAND...BLOWING ROCK IN CALDWELL COUNTY...SUGAR MOUNTAIN...SEVEN
DEVILS...B.R. PARKWAY-LINVILLE FALLS TO GRANDFATHER...GRANDFATHER
MOUNTAIN...GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN STATE PARK...CROSSNORE...UPTON AND
PINEOLA.

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.

&&

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT FOR
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3611 8181 3612 8169 3612 8155 3610 8152
      3609 8145 3607 8144 3608 8142 3607 8141
      3596 8161 3595 8179 3597 8182 3598 8187
      3600 8190 3598 8192 3612 8195 3615 8182
TIME...MOT...LOC 0029Z 259DEG 35KT 3605 8184

$$

TDP


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