Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Charleston SC
615 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

SCZ048-232245-
Beaufort-
615 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF BEAUFORT COUNTY...

At 614 PM EDT, National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a
strong thunderstorm over Forest Beach, or near Hilton Head Island,
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...
Hilton Head Island and Forest Beach.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Beaches are especially dangerous during thunderstorms because
lightning will usually strike the tallest object in the vicinity.
Move off beaches and get in a sturdy structure or automobile
immediately. Many people have been killed by lightning on beaches in
the southeastern United States.

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LAT...LON 3215 8084 3220 8064 3218 8065 3212 8072
      3207 8083
TIME...MOT...LOC 2214Z 254DEG 33KT 3213 8077

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