Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
449 PM EDT MON AUG 14 2017

NCZ064-065-SCZ003-142130-
Transylvania NC-Henderson NC-Greenville Mountains SC-
449 PM EDT MON AUG 14 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT EAST
CENTRAL TRANSYLVANIA...SOUTHEASTERN HENDERSON AND NORTHWESTERN
GREENVILLE COUNTIES UNTIL 530 PM EDT...

At 449 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with
intense lightning 12 miles southeast of Brevard, or over Jones Gap
State Park, moving northeast at 15 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Flat Rock, Etowah, Slater-Marietta, Pleasant Ridge State Park, Jones
Gap State Park, Dupont State Forest, Caesars Head State Park, Saluda,
Laurel Park and North Saluda Reservoir.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 45 mph, pea size
hail and torrential rainfall rates up to 3 inches per hour 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.

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 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. Do not take a shower or bath. Try to unplug unnecessary
appliances before the storm approaches.

&&

LAT...LON 3534 8259 3525 8236 3519 8235 3519 8232
      3520 8228 3500 8245 3500 8247 3505 8260
      3506 8259 3506 8257 3507 8257 3506 8263
      3509 8269
TIME...MOT...LOC 2049Z 209DEG 16KT 3512 8257

$$

JMP



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