Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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

SCZ006-010>012-019-262200-
ABBEVILLE SC-GREATER GREENVILLE SC-LAURENS SC-ANDERSON SC-
GREENWOOD SC-
530 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2016

...A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
SOUTHWESTERN LAURENS...GREENWOOD...SOUTHEASTERN GREENVILLE...
NORTHEASTERN ABBEVILLE AND EAST CENTRAL ANDERSON COUNTIES UNTIL 600
PM EDT...

AT 529 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THE LEADING EDGE OF A CLUSTER
OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
10 MILES WEST OF LAURENS TO 13 MILES EAST OF GREENWOOD TO 10 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF NEWBERRY...AND MOVING WEST AT 15 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE... GREENWOOD...HONEA PATH...WARE
SHOALS...NINETY SIX...DUE WEST...CROSS HILL...
DONALDS...COKESBURY...WATERLOO AND HODGES.

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 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 3412 8227 3446 8260 3465 8224 3431 8189
      3430 8190 3424 8191 3420 8194 3420 8193
      3418 8192 3418 8191 3416 8191 3413 8187
      3410 8190 3409 8192 3403 8196
TIME...MOT...LOC 2129Z 071DEG 13KT 3445 8219 3424 8192 3418 8176

$$

RWH



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