Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
431 PM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017

NCZ508-510-182100-
Greater Rutherford NC-Eastern Polk NC-
431 PM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT SOUTHEASTERN RUTHERFORD AND EAST
CENTRAL POLK COUNTIES UNTIL 500 PM EDT...

At 430 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Rutherfordton, moving east at 20 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Forest City, Rutherfordton, Spindale, Ellenboro, Bostic, Sunshine,
Caroleen, Green Hill and Henrietta.

Wind gusts up to 40 mph and very heavy rainfall rates up to 2 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.

&&

LAT...LON 3552 8176 3536 8170 3527 8174 3525 8205
      3538 8209
TIME...MOT...LOC 2030Z 250DEG 18KT 3535 8199

$$

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