Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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

GAZ010-017-018-SCZ001-270000-
STEPHENS GA-RABUN GA-HABERSHAM GA-OCONEE MOUNTAINS SC-
723 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT WESTERN
STEPHENS...HABERSHAM...SOUTHWESTERN RABUN AND WEST CENTRAL OCONEE
COUNTIES UNTIL 800 PM EDT...

AT 723 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING 9 MILES NORTH OF TOCCOA...OR NEAR TALLULAH FALLS...
MOVING NORTHWEST AT 15 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CLARKESVILLE...TOCCOA...CORNELIA...DEMOREST...MOUNT
AIRY...TIGER...TALLULAH FALLS...LAKEMONT...LAKE RABUN AND MOCCASIN
CREEK STATE PARK.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...WIND GUSTS UP TO 45 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 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 3482 8365 3488 8366 3491 8363 3492 8360
      3494 8360 3494 8357 3476 8324 3447 8344
      3453 8363 3455 8362 3458 8364 3461 8365
      3462 8364 3466 8366 3467 8365 3474 8362
      3477 8363 3479 8367 3481 8367
TIME...MOT...LOC 2323Z 114DEG 14KT 3471 8337

$$

RWH



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