Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
745 PM EDT MON AUG 18 2014

SCZ045-050-052-190030-
CHARLESTON-INLAND BERKELEY-TIDAL BERKELEY-
745 PM EDT MON AUG 18 2014

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF CHARLESTON AND
BERKELEY COUNTIES THROUGH 830 PM EDT...

AT 742 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS...ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM GROVE HALL TO
SIMMONSVILLE...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL BE AFFECTED INCLUDE...
TARRY TOWN...PIMLICO...GOOSE CREEK...THOMAS CORNER...ARARAT...
POPPENHEIM CROSSING...NAVAL WEAPONS STATION CHARLESTON...WOODLAND...
BUSHY PARK...RED BANK LANDING...

PREPARE NOW FOR THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS...
STRONG WINDS OF 45 TO 55 MPH...
EXCESSIVE CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF OUTDOORS...
REMAIN AS LOW TO THE GROUND AS POSSIBLE AND AWAY FROM TALL OBJECTS...
OPEN SPACES...AND BODIES OF WATER. IF INDOORS...STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS...DOORS...PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL DEVICES.

THIS THUNDERSTORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN...WHICH MAY
FLOOD DITCHES AND LOW-LYING AREAS. REDUCE VEHICLE SPEED TO LOWER THE
RISK OF HYDROPLANING. DO NOT DRIVE INTO PLACES WHERE WATER COVERS THE
ROAD. SEEK AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

BE ALERT FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS AS STORMS APPROACH.
BE READY TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION IN CASE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
WARNING IS ISSUED FOR YOUR LOCATION.

&&

LAT...LON 3314 7927 3308 7934 3300 7936 3300 7949
      3302 7952 3303 7951 3301 7956 3299 7955
      3300 7958 3295 7961 3293 7960 3293 7957
      3291 7957 3285 7969 3280 7973 3310 8025
      3335 7977 3332 7974 3324 7946 3317 7937
TIME...MOT...LOC 2345Z 293DEG 22KT 3305 8004 3325 7955

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