Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
449 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

NCZ035-036-056-022115-
IREDELL NC-CATAWBA NC-ALEXANDER NC-
449 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN
CATAWBA...CENTRAL IREDELL AND SOUTHERN ALEXANDER COUNTIES UNTIL 515
PM EDT...

AT 449 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 7
MILES NORTHEAST OF HICKORY...OR 4 MILES NORTHEAST OF ST. STEPHENS...
MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
STATESVILLE...NEWTON...ST. STEPHENS...CONOVER...BETHLEHEM...TROUTMAN...
STONY POINT...CLAREMONT...CATAWBA AND LOOKOUT SHOALS LAKE.

HALF INCH HAIL...WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH 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.

&&

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT FOR
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3569 8128 3587 8130 3596 8085 3569 8081
TIME...MOT...LOC 2049Z 262DEG 25KT 3579 8121

$$

TDP


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