Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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000 WWUS82 KILM 030047 SPSILM SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC 847 PM EDT THU JUL 2 2015 NCZ099-109-030145- INLAND BRUNSWICK-COLUMBUS- 847 PM EDT THU JUL 2 2015 ...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT WESTERN BRUNSWICK AND SOUTHEASTERN COLUMBUS COUNTIES... AT 846 PM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS OVER FREELAND...OR 14 MILES NORTHWEST OF SHALLOTTE...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH. WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH AND PEA SIZE HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... LELAND...NORTHWEST...FREEMAN...BISHOP...TOWN CREEK...ASH...CRUSOE ISLAND...FREELAND...OLD DOCK...EXUM...DELCO...HONEY ISLAND... BATARORA...MAKATOKA...RIEGELWOOD...WINNABOW AND SANDY CREEK. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS... US ROUTE 74 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 415 AND 431. US ROUTE 17 IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 35 AND 42. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM...AND MAY CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 15 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE. LAT...LON 3414 7800 3402 7859 3419 7867 3436 7821 3435 7820 3436 7816 3436 7814 3437 7814 3435 7809 TIME...MOT...LOC 0046Z 251DEG 20KT 3414 7855 $$ MBB

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