Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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

NCZ051-022015-
SWAIN NC-
345 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF EASTERN SWAIN COUNTY
UNTIL 415 PM EDT...

AT 345 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
BRYSON CITY...OR NEAR SMOKY MOUNTAINS-DEEP CREEK...MOVING NORTHEAST AT
20 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BRYSON CITY...CHEROKEE...SMOKY MOUNTAINS-OCONALUFTEE...SMOKY
MOUNTAINS-DEEP CREEK...SMOKY MOUNTAINS-BALSAM MOUNTAIN...SMOKY
MOUNTAINS-NEWFOUND GAP...SMOKY MOUNTAINS-CLINGMANS DOME...B.R.
PARKWAY-SMOKY MOUNTAINS TO BALSAM GAP AND WHITTIER.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 3559 8348 3561 8345 3561 8341 3564 8337
      3567 8334 3566 8330 3569 8326 3563 8318
      3560 8319 3555 8316 3552 8318 3551 8321
      3552 8324 3547 8332 3547 8334 3542 8336
      3540 8334 3536 8338 3547 8356
TIME...MOT...LOC 1945Z 217DEG 18KT 3547 8342

$$

TDP



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