Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
342 PM EDT MON AUG 18 2014

TNZ081-098>100-182100-
MARION TN-BRADLEY TN-SEQUATCHIE TN-HAMILTON TN-
342 PM EDT MON AUG 18 2014

...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT...

AT 334 PM EDT /234 PM CDT/...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTHERN PARTS OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE...MOVING EAST
AT 30 MPH ALONG THE TENNESSEE AND ALABAMA LINE.

THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY MOVE ACROSS SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE
SEQUATCHIE AND TENNESSEE VALLEYS LATE THIS AFTERNOON...PASSING
ACROSS AREAS WHERE 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN FELL EARLY THIS MORNING.

PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS AND MINOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS
WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS
WITH RAINFALL RATES UP TO 1 INCH PER HOUR IN THE STRONGER STORMS.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE
THUNDERSTORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CHATTANOOGA...CLEVELAND...DUNLAP...JASPER...SODDY-DAISY...SIGNAL
MOUNTAIN...SOUTH PITTSBURG...WALDEN...LAKESITE...WHITWELL...
KIMBALL...CHARLESTON...RIDGESIDE...HARRISON...EAST CLEVELAND...
WILDWOOD LAKE...FAIRMOUNT...SOUTH CLEVELAND...RED BANK AND
COLLEGEDALE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS...AND MAY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 15 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

&&

LAT...LON 3520 8586 3522 8573 3529 8570 3532 8556
      3538 8549 3549 8554 3553 8560 3554 8558
      3557 8543 3549 8540 3536 8523 3545 8517
      3546 8511 3541 8502 3538 8503 3529 8495
      3536 8487 3524 8472 3499 8481 3499 8586
TIME...MOT...LOC 1934Z 240DEG 49KT 3517 8572

$$

TG


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