Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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WWUS82 KGSP 232156
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
556 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

NCZ036-057-071-072-232230-
CABARRUS NC-ROWAN NC-IREDELL NC-MECKLENBURG NC-
556 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT NORTH
CENTRAL MECKLENBURG...SOUTHWESTERN ROWAN...NORTHWESTERN CABARRUS AND
SOUTHEASTERN IREDELL COUNTIES UNTIL 630 PM EDT...

AT 556 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING 6 MILES WEST OF KANNAPOLIS...OR NEAR CODDLE CREEK
RESERVOIR...MOVING NORTH AT 10 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE... HUNTERSVILLE...KANNAPOLIS...WEST
CONCORD...MOORESVILLE...DAVIDSON...CHINA
GROVE...LANDIS...ENOCHVILLE...CODDLE CREEK RESERVOIR AND CORNELIUS.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...WIND GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH AND VERY
HEAVY RAINFALL RATES UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR 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.

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.

THIS STORM MAY INTENSIFY...SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO AND
TV STATIONS...AS WELL AS LOCAL CABLE TV OUTLETS FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

&&

LAT...LON 3539 8063 3540 8085 3564 8089 3563 8056
TIME...MOT...LOC 2156Z 182DEG 8KT 3546 8074

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