Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
553 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015

NCZ035>037-501-502-282300-
GREATER CALDWELL NC-DAVIE NC-CALDWELL MOUNTAINS NC-IREDELL NC-
ALEXANDER NC-
553 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015

...CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN
CALDWELL...NORTHEASTERN IREDELL...NORTHERN ALEXANDER AND NORTHERN
DAVIE COUNTIES UNTIL 700 PM EDT...

AT 552 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THE LEADING EDGE OF A CLUSTER
OF THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES EAST OF
YADKINVILLE TO 11 MILES SOUTH OF JONESVILLE TO 7 MILES NORTH OF
LENOIR...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

DIME SIZE HAIL...WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH AND VERY HEAVY RAINFALL
RATES UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
TAYLORSVILLE...MOCKSVILLE...BERMUDA RUN...HARMONY...CEDAR ROCK...LOVE
VALLEY...KINGS CREEK...ADVANCE...FARMINGTON AND SHEFFIELD.

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.

DIME TO NICKEL SIZE HAIL CAN CAUSE CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO VEHICLES.
CONSIDER MOVING VEHICLES TO A COVERED STORAGE AREA BEFORE THE STORM
ARRIVES.

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 AND RIVERS MAY ALSO RISE
RAPIDLY. SEEK HIGHER GROUND IF THREATENED BY FLOOD WATERS.

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. TRY TO UNPLUG UNNECESSARY APPLIANCES BEFORE THE
STORMS APPROACH.

&&

LAT...LON 3590 8042 3594 8160 3612 8164 3609 8145
      3600 8133 3603 8127 3603 8107 3606 8098
      3604 8049 3606 8046 3592 8037
TIME...MOT...LOC 2152Z 286DEG 12KT 3611 8055 3607 8081 3602 8151

$$

RWH



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