Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
630 PM EDT TUE AUG 15 2017

NCZ071-082-SCZ009-152315-
Union NC-Mecklenburg NC-York SC-
630 PM EDT TUE AUG 15 2017

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT SOUTHERN
MECKLENBURG...WESTERN UNION AND EASTERN YORK COUNTIES UNTIL 715 PM
EDT...

At 629 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms with
intense lightning along a line extending from 6 miles northwest of
Monroe to 6 miles northeast of Rock Hill, and moving southeast at 15
mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Monroe, Rock Hill, South Charlotte, Southwest Charlotte, Matthews,
Mint Hill, Indian Trail, Weddington, Fort Mill and Stallings.

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 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. Do not take a shower or bath. Try to unplug
unnecessary appliances before the storms approach.

&&

LAT...LON 3482 8080 3494 8078 3508 8091 3503 8090
      3501 8091 3499 8089 3492 8086 3490 8088
      3484 8087 3482 8090 3482 8095 3514 8108
      3523 8061 3482 8039
TIME...MOT...LOC 2229Z 309DEG 15KT 3507 8060 3502 8097

$$

JMP



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