Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
516 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015

NCZ501-502-282200-
GREATER CALDWELL NC-CALDWELL MOUNTAINS NC-
516 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015

...STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF EASTERN CALDWELL
COUNTY UNTIL 600 PM EDT...

AT 516 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 11
MILES NORTH OF LENOIR...MOVING SOUTH AT 10 MPH.

PEA SIZE HAIL...WIND GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH AND VERY HEAVY RAINFALL RATES
UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
LENOIR...HUDSON...CAJAH`S MOUNTAIN...CEDAR ROCK...SAWMILLS...
GAMEWELL...KINGS CREEK AND PATTERSON.

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.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL MAY FLOOD AREAS WITH POOR DRAINAGE...SUCH AS
DITCHES AND UNDERPASSES. AVOID THESE AREAS AND DO NOT CROSS FLOODED
ROADS. WATER LEVELS OF SMALL STREAMS AND RIVERS MAY ALSO RISE
RAPIDLY. SEEK HIGHER GROUND IF THREATENED BY FLOOD WATERS.

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. TRY TO UNPLUG UNNECESSARY APPLIANCES BEFORE THE STORM
APPROACHES.

&&

LAT...LON 3610 8152 3610 8150 3609 8147 3609 8145
      3607 8144 3607 8141 3604 8139 3602 8134
      3600 8133 3592 8134 3583 8134 3581 8159
      3582 8160 3611 8158 3611 8154
TIME...MOT...LOC 2116Z 354DEG 8KT 3606 8147

$$

RWH


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