Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
453 PM EDT TUE JUN 30 2015

NCZ049-053-505-302145-
BUNCOMBE NC-MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS NC-YANCEY NC-
453 PM EDT TUE JUN 30 2015

...A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN
YANCEY...BUNCOMBE AND WEST CENTRAL MCDOWELL COUNTIES UNTIL 545 PM
EDT...

AT 452 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THE LEADING EDGE OF A CLUSTER
OF THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES EAST OF MARSHALL
TO 12 MILES NORTH OF WAYNESVILLE...AND MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL...WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH AND VERY HEAVY RAINFALL
RATES UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
NORTH ASHEVILLE...WEST ASHEVILLE...DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE...EAST
ASHEVILLE...WOODFIN...SWANNANOA...WEAVERVILLE...LEICESTER...AND THE
BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY BETWEEN CRAGGY AND LITTLE SWITZERLAND...AS WELL
AS THE PARKWAY BETWEEN EAST ASHEVILLE AND CRAGGY GARDENS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND SATURATED SOIL CONDITIONS WILL
CAUSE SCATTERED TREES AND POWER LINES TO FALL. SEEK SHELTER INSIDE AN
INTERIOR ROOM.

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.

&&

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM EDT FOR
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3572 8202 3570 8204 3549 8278 3557 8277
      3560 8280 3563 8281 3562 8285 3568 8289
      3570 8285 3570 8277 3571 8275 3572 8271
      3573 8271 3573 8267 3574 8267 3580 8252
      3580 8247 3581 8246 3581 8242
TIME...MOT...LOC 2052Z 282DEG 19KT 3578 8255 3566 8298

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