Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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

NCZ033-022000-
AVERY NC-
346 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN AVERY
COUNTY UNTIL 400 PM EDT...

AT 346 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
BEECH MOUNTAIN...OR NEAR BANNER ELK...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BANNER ELK...ELK PARK...BEECH MOUNTAIN IN AVERY COUNTY...SUGAR MOUNTAIN...
SEVEN DEVILS...GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN...GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN STATE PARK
AND B.R. PARKWAY-LINVILLE FALLS TO GRANDFATHER.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH 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
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3627 8189 3625 8190 3624 8190 3623 8191
      3621 8190 3619 8188 3619 8186 3616 8183
      3611 8181 3610 8177 3606 8181 3616 8199
      3628 8191
TIME...MOT...LOC 1946Z 213DEG 29KT 3618 8185

$$

TDP



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