Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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

NCZ036-056-057-069-071-072-022330-
CABARRUS NC-ROWAN NC-IREDELL NC-CATAWBA NC-MECKLENBURG NC-LINCOLN NC-
648 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL
MECKLENBURG...SOUTHERN ROWAN...SOUTHEASTERN CATAWBA...NORTHWESTERN
CABARRUS...SOUTHEASTERN IREDELL AND EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTIES UNTIL
730 PM EDT...

AT 648 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THE LEADING EDGE OF A CLUSTER
OF THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR LINCOLNTON TO 3
MILES NORTH OF HUNTERSVILLE...AND MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
KANNAPOLIS...LINCOLNTON...HUNTERSVILLE...CORNELIUS...MOORESVILLE...
DAVIDSON...CHINA GROVE...LANDIS...ENOCHVILLE AND WESTPORT.

PEA SIZE 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 THESE STORMS. 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 STORMS APPROACH.

&&

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

LAT...LON 3543 8082 3545 8136 3562 8092 3559 8023
      3558 8021 3557 8021
TIME...MOT...LOC 2248Z 251DEG 27KT 3547 8120 3546 8084

$$

TDP



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