Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
555 PM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016

GAZ018-026-SCZ001-004-292230-
FRANKLIN GA-STEPHENS GA-GREATER OCONEE SC-OCONEE MOUNTAINS SC-
555 PM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
STEPHENS...NORTHERN FRANKLIN AND SOUTHERN OCONEE COUNTIES UNTIL 630
PM EDT...

AT 554 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF TOCCOA...OR NEAR AVALON...
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
WALHALLA...TOCCOA...SENECA...WESTMINSTER...GUMLOG...MARTIN...
AVALON...TUGALOO STATE PARK...BOYDVILLE AND EASTANOLEE.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH AND VERY
HEAVY RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE IN
THESE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 3452 8339 3479 8307 3459 8287 3455 8291
      3449 8304 3449 8305 3448 8306 3438 8325
TIME...MOT...LOC 2154Z 231DEG 24KT 3450 8326

$$

HG



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