Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
600 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

NCZ051-052-232245-
HAYWOOD NC-SWAIN NC-
600 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
NORTHEASTERN SWAIN AND NORTHWESTERN HAYWOOD COUNTIES UNTIL 645 PM
EDT...

AT 600 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING 17 MILES SOUTH OF NEWPORT...OR 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
SMOKY MOUNTAINS-BIG CREEK...MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 5 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CHEROKEE...SMOKY MOUNTAINS-OCONALUFTEE...SMOKY MOUNTAINS-BIG CREEK...
SMOKY MOUNTAINS-NEWFOUND GAP...SMOKY MOUNTAINS-CATALOOCHEE...SMOKY
MOUNTAINS-BALSAM MOUNTAIN...SMOKY MOUNTAINS-DEEP CREEK...B.R.
PARKWAY-SMOKY MOUNTAINS TO BALSAM GAP...WHITTIER AND WATERVILLE.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO
40 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.

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 3562 8340 3567 8334 3565 8331 3567 8329
      3569 8326 3572 8325 3572 8320 3576 8316
      3577 8312 3568 8304 3547 8332 3547 8334
      3542 8337 3561 8345
TIME...MOT...LOC 2200Z 052DEG 6KT 3570 8319

$$

CDG



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