Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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

NCZ056-502-504-022030-
GREATER CALDWELL NC-GREATER BURKE NC-CATAWBA NC-
357 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN
CALDWELL...SOUTHEASTERN BURKE AND NORTHWESTERN CATAWBA COUNTIES UNTIL
430 PM EDT...

AT 357 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
MORGANTON...OR NEAR DREXEL...MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
HICKORY...MORGANTON...LENOIR...LONGVIEW...SAWMILLS...GRANITE FALLS...
VALDESE...HUDSON...ICARD AND CAJAH`S MOUNTAIN.

HALF INCH HAIL...WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH AND VERY HEAVY RAINFALL RATES
UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 3592 8136 3585 8134 3582 8134 3581 8133
      3580 8134 3579 8132 3569 8128 3563 8169
      3580 8175
TIME...MOT...LOC 1957Z 255DEG 31KT 3574 8164

$$

TDP


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