Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
740 PM EDT MON AUG 14 2017

SCZ014-150015-
Chester SC-
740 PM EDT MON AUG 14 2017

...A THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING AND TORRENTIAL RAINFALL WILL
IMPACT SOUTHEASTERN CHESTER COUNTY UNTIL 815 PM EDT...

At 739 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a thunderstorm with intense
lightning and torrential rainfall 11 miles southwest of Lancaster, or
near Fishing Creek Reservoir, moving northeast at 15 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Great Falls, Fort Lawn and Fishing Creek Reservoir.

Wind gusts up to 40 mph and torrential rainfall rates up to 3 inches
per hour will be possible in these areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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.

Fishing Creek Reservoir is in the path of this storm. Cloud to
ground lightning and gusty winds will create dangerous boating
conditions. Move to shore immediately.

&&

LAT...LON 3467 8089 3465 8089 3464 8090 3462 8089
      3460 8089 3456 8087 3454 8088 3455 8102
      3456 8105 3476 8099 3472 8087 3470 8086
TIME...MOT...LOC 2339Z 218DEG 13KT 3462 8095

$$

JMP



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