Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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

NCZ037-272245-
DAVIE NC-
617 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT DAVIE
COUNTY UNTIL 645 PM EDT...

AT 616 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 9 MILES NORTHEAST OF
MOCKSVILLE TO NEAR LEXINGTON...AND MOVING WEST AT 25 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MOCKSVILLE...COOLEEMEE...SHEFFIELD...FARMINGTON...FORK CHURCH AND
ADVANCE.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 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.

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 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 3588 8042 3587 8039 3585 8039 3585 8042
      3583 8043 3583 8046 3584 8047 3583 8049
      3581 8047 3579 8048 3577 8045 3575 8046
      3578 8048 3579 8053 3584 8063 3586 8071
      3605 8069 3605 8056 3593 8037 3589 8037
TIME...MOT...LOC 2216Z 104DEG 20KT 3601 8045 3584 8025

$$

RWH


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