Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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

NCZ052-232145-
HAYWOOD NC-
512 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT HAYWOOD
COUNTY UNTIL 545 PM EDT...

AT 512 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM
WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING 15 MILES NORTH OF WAYNESVILLE...OR 6 MILES
NORTHEAST OF SMOKY MOUNTAINS-CATALOOCHEE...MOVING SOUTH AT 25 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE... WAYNESVILLE...CANTON...LAKE
JUNALUSKA...CLYDE...MAGGIE VALLEY...SMOKY MOUNTAINS-BIG
CREEK...SMOKY MOUNTAINS-CATALOOCHEE...B.R. PARKWAY-BALSAM GAP TO
BLACK BALSAM AREA...WATERVILLE AND FINES CREEK.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...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...

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 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 3574 8295 3574 8292 3569 8290 3568 8289
      3567 8289 3564 8287 3563 8285 3544 8280
      3542 8305 3546 8310 3547 8313 3577 8311
      3578 8300 3577 8299 3578 8298 3578 8295
TIME...MOT...LOC 2112Z 355DEG 22KT 3571 8300

$$

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