Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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

SCZ048>050-182130-
BEAUFORT-CHARLESTON-COASTAL COLLETON-
500 PM EDT MON AUG 18 2014

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF CHARLESTON...COLLETON
AND BEAUFORT COUNTIES THROUGH 530 PM EDT...

AT 457 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS...ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM EDISTO ISLAND TO
COFFIN POINT...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL BE AFFECTED INCLUDE...
EDISTO ISLAND...COFFIN POINT...HARBOR ISLAND...ROCKVILLE...EDISTO
BEACH STATE PARK...SEABROOK ISLAND...EDISTO BEACH...BEACHWALKER
PARK...

PREPARE NOW FOR THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS...
GUSTY WINDS OF 40 TO 50 MPH...
FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING...
TORRENTIAL RAIN WHICH MAY PRODUCE LOCALIZED FLOODING...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM. IF
OUTDOORS...STAY AWAY FROM ISOLATED TALL OBJECTS. IF INDOORS...STAY
AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND DOORS. AVOID USING PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 3254 8017 3255 8019 3256 8019 3251 8029
      3245 8036 3243 8035 3245 8037 3248 8034
      3250 8035 3247 8040 3250 8043 3249 8047
      3242 8046 3243 8044 3242 8045 3240 8042
      3239 8043 3250 8061 3264 8023 3261 8004
TIME...MOT...LOC 2101Z 274DEG 21KT 3256 8025 3248 8047

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