Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
1040 PM EDT SUN JUL 5 2015

NCZ010-011-026>028-060345-
HALIFAX NC-WARREN NC-NASH NC-EDGECOMBE NC-FRANKLIN NC-
1040 PM EDT SUN JUL 5 2015

...AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT PORTIONS
OF HALIFAX...WARREN...NASH...NORTHWESTERN EDGECOMBE AND EASTERN
FRANKLIN COUNTIES UNTIL 1145 PM EDT...

AT 1039 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AN
AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS NEAR DORTCHES...OR 7 MILES
NORTH OF NASHVILLE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ROCKY MOUNT...ROANOKE RAPIDS...NASHVILLE...WARRENTON...HALIFAX...
SCOTLAND NECK...NORLINA...DORTCHES...LITTLETON AND BUNN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY BUILDING OR VEHICLE. WIND GUSTS AS HIGH AS
50 MPH ARE CAPABLE OF KNOCKING DOWN SMALL OR WEAKENED TREES AND
BLOWING AROUND TRASH CANS...POTTED PLANTS...LAWN FURNITURE AND OTHER
LIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL QUICKLY REDUCE VISIBILITY AND RESULT IN
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS. DRIVERS ARE URGED TO SLOW DOWN AND USE
EXTRA CAUTION TO AVOID HYDROPLANING.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
TAKE SHELTER INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU CANNOT FIND SHELTER
INDOORS...AN ENCLOSED VEHICLE CAN PROVIDE SAFE SHELTER FROM
LIGHTNING. DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKES CAN OCCUR WELL AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING STORM...PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF RAIN AND WIND.

&&

LAT...LON 3654 7790 3651 7790 3648 7776 3648 7765
      3641 7755 3634 7759 3632 7757 3630 7754
      3632 7744 3621 7738 3616 7728 3602 7751
      3586 7781 3587 7783 3584 7785 3582 7816
      3592 7826 3614 7829 3632 7828 3654 7832
TIME...MOT...LOC 0239Z 215DEG 30KT 3608 7792

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