Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
324 PM EDT THU SEP 11 2014

VAZ007-010-WVZ042-112015-
TAZEWELL VA-BLAND VA-MERCER WV-
324 PM EDT THU SEP 11 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR...
  CENTRAL TAZEWELL COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...
  NORTH CENTRAL BLAND COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...
  SOUTHWESTERN MERCER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 415 PM EDT

* AT 323 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
  STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR COALDALE TO 6
  MILES WEST OF RAVEN...MOVING TO THE EAST AT 30 MPH.

* WIND GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS. VERY HEAVY
  RAIN IS FALLING...AND WILL CAUSE WATER TO POND ON ROADWAYS AND
  QUICKLY FILL ROADSIDE DITCHES AND SMALL STREAMS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  BLUEFIELD...
  TAZEWELL...
  RICHLANDS...
  CERES...
  AND MERCER COUNTY AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PROLONGED HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE WATER TO FLOW OVER THE ROADWAY. DO
NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE WHERE THE ROAD HAS BECOME FLOODED.

DO NOT STAY IN THE OPEN OR SHELTER UNDER TREES WHEN LIGHTNING
THREATENS. SEEK SHELTER INSIDE A STURDY BUILDING OR IN A VEHICLE.

&&

LAT...LON 3717 8187 3722 8172 3720 8168 3721 8156
      3724 8151 3726 8150 3725 8148 3727 8142
      3735 8136 3734 8097 3718 8130 3708 8162
      3709 8186 3714 8190
TIME...MOT...LOC 1923Z 267DEG 27KT 3733 8139 3711 8198

$$

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