Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
542 PM EDT MON SEP 26 2016

NCZ052-059-063-064-262215-
HAYWOOD NC-NORTHERN JACKSON NC-TRANSYLVANIA NC-SOUTHERN JACKSON NC-
542 PM EDT MON SEP 26 2016

...A THUNDERSTORM WITH TORRENTIAL RAINFALL WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING
WILL IMPACT EAST CENTRAL JACKSON...CENTRAL TRANSYLVANIA AND
SOUTHEASTERN HAYWOOD COUNTIES UNTIL 615 PM EDT...

AT 540 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A THUNDERSTORM WITH
TORRENTIAL RAINFALL WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING 12 MILES SOUTH OF
WAYNESVILLE...OR 4 MILES SOUTH OF BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY-BALSAM GAP TO
BLACK BALSAM AREA...MOVING EAST AT 5 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BREVARD...MOUNT PISGAH...LOOKING GLASS...BLACK BALSAM AREA...
GRAVEYARD FIELDS...BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY-BLACK BALSAM TO MOUNT
PISGAH...BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY-BALSAM GAP TO BLACK BALSAM AREA...WOLF
MOUNTAIN...CRUSO AND BALSAM GROVE.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH AND
TORRENTIAL RAINFALL RATES UP TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE IN
THESE 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 3543 8277 3543 8275 3541 8273 3523 8274
      3518 8309 3538 8316
TIME...MOT...LOC 2140Z 284DEG 6KT 3531 8298

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