Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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

NCZ036-056-068>071-SCZ009-272115-
CLEVELAND NC-IREDELL NC-CATAWBA NC-GASTON NC-MECKLENBURG NC-
LINCOLN NC-YORK SC-
448 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
WESTERN MECKLENBURG...EASTERN CATAWBA...GASTON...SOUTHEASTERN
CLEVELAND...SOUTH CENTRAL IREDELL...LINCOLN AND EASTERN YORK COUNTIES
UNTIL 515 PM EDT...

AT 448 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THE LEADING EDGE OF A CLUSTER
OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
13 MILES NORTHWEST OF HUNTERSVILLE TO NEAR GASTONIA TO 6 MILES EAST
OF ROCK HILL...AND MOVING WEST AT 20 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
GASTONIA...ROCK HILL...UPTOWN CHARLOTTE...HUNTERSVILLE...NEWTON...
LINCOLNTON...YORK...CENTRAL CHARLOTTE...SOUTHWEST CHARLOTTE AND
NORTHWEST CHARLOTTE.

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 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.

&&

LAT...LON 3500 8084 3508 8091 3503 8090 3501 8091
      3499 8089 3492 8086 3490 8088 3488 8088
      3489 8114 3530 8144 3577 8122 3562 8085
      3522 8081 3503 8080
TIME...MOT...LOC 2048Z 104DEG 16KT 3557 8097 3524 8113 3496 8092

$$

RWH



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