Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
627 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

NCZ058-282315-
GRAHAM NC-
627 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT EASTERN
GRAHAM COUNTY UNTIL 715 PM EDT...

AT 627 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING 8 MILES WEST OF BRYSON CITY...OR 6 MILES SOUTHEAST
OF SMOKY MOUNTAINS-FONTANA AREA...MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 10 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
FONTANA VILLAGE...FONTANA LAKE...CHEOAH...STECOAH AND NANTAHALA.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO
45 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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. DO NOT DRIVE ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS.

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 3545 8382 3544 8381 3545 8380 3544 8376
      3544 8370 3543 8365 3544 8364 3543 8361
      3543 8359 3541 8358 3537 8359 3535 8362
      3532 8369 3530 8370 3528 8368 3527 8369
      3541 8389
TIME...MOT...LOC 2227Z 048DEG 9KT 3544 8359

$$

CDG



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