Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
842 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

SCZ043-044-040115-
DORCHESTER SC-INLAND COLLETON SC-
842 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF DORCHESTER AND
COLLETON COUNTIES UNTIL 915 PM EDT...

AT 841 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR CANADYS...OR NEAR WALTERBORO...MOVING EAST AT
40 MPH.

  HAZARD...STRONG WINDS 45 TO 55 MPH AND UP TO NICKEL SIZED HAIL.

  IMPACT...EXPECT MINOR DAMAGE TO TREE LIMBS AND BLOWING AROUND OF
           LIGHT...UNSECURED OBJECTS. MINOR HAIL DAMAGE TO PLANTS...
           TREES AND CROPS IS POSSIBLE. DAMAGE TO WINDSHIELDS IS
           UNLIKELY.

SOME LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE...
SUMMERVILLE...WALTERBORO...SLANDS BRIDGE...GIVHANS FERRY STATE PARK...
DORCHESTER...RIDGEVILLE...COTTAGEVILLE AND CANADYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT. THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE
LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED TORNADOES SUDDENLY...SOMETIMES
WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING. BE ALERT FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER
CONDITIONS AND BE READY TO ACT QUICKLY IF SEVERE WEATHER IS OBSERVED
OR A WARNING IS ISSUED.

REPORT DAMAGE DIRECTLY TO THE CHARLESTON NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT
1-888-383-2024 WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO. YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL YOUR
REPORT TO NWS.CHARLESTONSC@NOAA.GOV.

&&

LAT...LON 3291 8070 3307 8075 3315 8034 3302 8018
      3286 8026
TIME...MOT...LOC 0041Z 263DEG 33KT 3299 8065

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