Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
406 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

NCZ070-071-SCZ009-272030-
GASTON NC-MECKLENBURG NC-YORK SC-
406 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
SOUTHWESTERN MECKLENBURG...SOUTHEASTERN GASTON AND NORTHEASTERN YORK
COUNTIES UNTIL 430 PM EDT...

AT 406 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING 5 MILES SOUTH OF UPTOWN CHARLOTTE...OR NEAR
SOUTHWEST CHARLOTTE...MOVING WEST AT 15 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE... UPTOWN
CHARLOTTE...GASTONIA...CENTRAL CHARLOTTE...SOUTHWEST CHARLOTTE... MT
HOLLY...BELMONT...PINEVILLE...CRAMERTON...TOWN OF LAKE WYLIE AND
LOWELL.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE
POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

GUSTY WINDS CAN BLOW DOWN TREES THAT ARE DEAD...OR THAT HAVE WEAKENED
ROOT SYSTEMS. OUTDOOR FURNITURE AND SIMILAR ITEMS CAN BE TOSSED
AROUND IF NOT ANCHORED. SEEK SHELTER INDOORS.

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.

LAKE WYLIE IS IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM. CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUS BOATING CONDITIONS.
MOVE TO SHORE IMMEDIATELY.

&&

LAT...LON 3505 8081 3506 8089 3508 8091 3506 8090
      3508 8122 3535 8114 3522 8076
TIME...MOT...LOC 2006Z 103DEG 13KT 3516 8087

$$

RWH


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