Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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000 WWUS82 KMHX 220455 SPSMHX Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 1255 AM EDT WED MAR 22 2017 NCZ029-044-080-220530- Beaufort-Martin-Pitt- 1255 AM EDT WED MAR 22 2017 ...AN AREA OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT NORTHERN PITT...SOUTH CENTRAL MARTIN AND NORTHWESTERN BEAUFORT COUNTIES... At 1254 AM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 7 miles northeast of Pitt Greenville Airport to near Farmville. Movement was east at 25 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph and pea size hail are possible with these storms. Locations impacted include... Greenville, Washington, Winterville, East Carolina University, Pitt Greenville Airport, Dowdy Ficklen Stadium, Grimesland and Simpson. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle. LAT...LON 3570 7688 3545 7725 3557 7757 3576 7718 TIME...MOT...LOC 0454Z 271DEG 22KT 3568 7727 3557 7754 $$ 13

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