Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
633 PM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

NCZ501-272300-
CALDWELL MOUNTAINS NC-
633 PM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING AND TORRENTIAL
RAINFALL WILL IMPACT NORTHWESTERN CALDWELL COUNTY UNTIL 700 PM EDT...

AT 632 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM
WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING NEAR BLOWING ROCK...OR NEAR BLOWING ROCK IN
CALDWELL COUNTY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH...BUT REDEVELOPING TO
THE WEST.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BLOWING ROCK IN CALDWELL COUNTY...GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN STATE PARK...
B.R. PARKWAY-LINVILLE FALLS TO GRANDFATHER...UPTON AND GLOBE.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...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...

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 3612 8155 3610 8152 3610 8150 3609 8147
      3609 8145 3607 8144 3608 8142 3607 8141
      3600 8175 3603 8176 3607 8174 3607 8176
      3609 8176 3611 8181 3612 8169
TIME...MOT...LOC 2232Z 246DEG 17KT 3611 8171

$$

HG



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