Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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

NCZ048-272100-
MADISON NC-
433 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT CENTRAL
MADISON COUNTY UNTIL 500 PM EDT...

AT 433 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING 6 MILES NORTH OF MARSHALL...OR 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF
MARS HILL...MOVING WEST AT 15 MPH.

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

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...PEA SIZE HAIL AND 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 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 3598 8261 3595 8257 3596 8255 3594 8251
      3578 8259 3584 8293 3585 8292 3587 8292
      3588 8290 3593 8291 3595 8287 3595 8285
      3592 8282 3593 8281 3597 8278 3598 8279
      3600 8278 3603 8271
TIME...MOT...LOC 2033Z 110DEG 15KT 3589 8264

$$

RWH



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