Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Jackson, KY

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
1256 AM EDT THU APR 28 2016

KYZ118-120-280530-
LETCHER-PIKE-
1256 AM EDT THU APR 28 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT LETCHER AND PIKE COUNTIES
THROUGH 130 AM EDT...

AT 1254 AM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS OVER CHIP...OR 7 MILES
NORTHEAST OF WHITESBURG...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH AND HALF INCH HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS
STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
WHITESBURG...JENKINS...FLEMING-NEON...WINTERS...EHKHORN
MINE...FISHPOND LAKE...ASHCAMP...WHITAKER...SHELBY GAP...
COLLY...GASKILL...SPEIGHT...BELLCRAFT...CROMONA...MAYKING...
LUCASTOWN...WRIGHT...SECO...ADAMSON AND VIRGIE.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS...
 U.S. HIGHWAY 23 IN LETCHER COUNTY BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 7.
 U.S. HIGHWAY 23 IN PIKE COUNTY BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 0 AND 9.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM...WHICH WILL
CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS. LOCALIZED FLOODING IS ALSO
POSSIBLE. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

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

&&

LAT...LON 3723 8250 3715 8263 3712 8272 3705 8272
      3701 8278 3701 8281 3720 8286 3727 8278
      3727 8275 3729 8270 3731 8269 3731 8267
      3735 8265 3737 8267 3738 8265 3726 8240
TIME...MOT...LOC 0454Z 228DEG 23KT 3719 8272

$$

JP



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