Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
145 PM EDT FRI MAY 19 2017

NCZ505-506-191815-
McDowell Mountains NC-Eastern McDowell NC-
145 PM EDT FRI MAY 19 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT SOUTHERN
MCDOWELL COUNTY UNTIL 215 PM EDT...

At 144 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with
intense lightning near Marion, moving southeast at 20 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Marion, Old Fort, Lake James, Nebo, Sugar Hill, Pleasant Gardens,
Glenwood, Fero, Dysartsville and Thermal City.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 40 mph, dime size
hail and very heavy rainfall rates up to 2 inches per hour will be
possible in these areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 3571 8186 3558 8182 3554 8185 3552 8197
      3553 8197 3555 8200 3554 8203 3554 8206
      3563 8219 3578 8207
TIME...MOT...LOC 1744Z 302DEG 17KT 3567 8206

$$

HG



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