Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
739 PM EDT MON MAY 18 2015

GAZ010-017-018-NCZ062-SCZ001-190015-
STEPHENS GA-RABUN GA-HABERSHAM GA-MACON NC-OCONEE MOUNTAINS SC-
739 PM EDT MON MAY 18 2015

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF STEPHENS...
HABERSHAM...RABUN...CENTRAL MACON AND WEST CENTRAL OCONEE COUNTIES
UNTIL 815 PM EDT...

AT 739 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 11 MILES EAST OF HIAWASSEE
TO 8 MILES SOUTH OF CLARKESVILLE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE
STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
TOCCOA...FRANKLIN...CLAYTON...CLARKESVILLE...CORNELIA...BALDWIN...
DEMOREST...MOUNT AIRY...ALTO AND MOUNTAIN CITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 THESE STORMS. 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
STORMS APPROACH.

&&

LAT...LON 3482 8365 3488 8366 3492 8360 3494 8360
      3495 8355 3499 8355 3500 8348 3500 8352
      3509 8359 3530 8332 3523 8327 3454 8323
      3446 8341 3449 8354 3443 8362 3450 8367
      3454 8362 3465 8366 3473 8362 3480 8368
TIME...MOT...LOC 2339Z 229DEG 20KT 3500 8356 3449 8353

$$

RWH



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