Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1056 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2016

GAZ010-SCZ001-270330-
RABUN GA-OCONEE MOUNTAINS SC-
1056 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT RABUN AND
NORTHWESTERN OCONEE COUNTIES UNTIL 1130 PM EDT...

AT 1056 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM
WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING 9 MILES NORTHWEST OF WALHALLA...OR 6 MILES
WEST OF OCONEE STATE PARK...MOVING WEST AT 20 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE... CLAYTON...MOUNTAIN
CITY...TIGER...DILLARD...SKY VALLEY...LAKEMONT...OCONEE STATE
PARK...BLACK ROCK MOUNTAIN STATE PARK...TALLULAH GORGE STATE PARK
AND LAKE RABUN.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...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 3499 8347 3500 8333 3495 8306 3469 8315
      3474 8342 3475 8343 3474 8344 3476 8354
TIME...MOT...LOC 0256Z 103DEG 19KT 3484 8321

$$

RWH



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