Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
154 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

NCZ048-281830-
MADISON NC-
154 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT CENTRAL
MADISON COUNTY UNTIL 230 PM EDT...

AT 154 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING 11 MILES NORTH OF MARSHALL...OR 10 MILES NORTHWEST
OF MARS HILL...MOVING WEST AT 10 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
HOT SPRINGS...ALLENSTAND AND WALNUT.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP
TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS. HEAVY RAINFALL MAY ALSO
FLOOD LOW LYING 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 3605 8262 3603 8259 3600 8261 3599 8260
      3597 8261 3595 8257 3596 8255 3586 8256
      3583 8289 3595 8288 3595 8285 3592 8282
      3597 8278 3598 8279 3600 8278 3605 8267
      3606 8265
TIME...MOT...LOC 1754Z 093DEG 12KT 3596 8264

$$

HG


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