Special Weather Statement
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000 WWUS82 KRAH 232335 SPSRAH SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC 735 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016 NCZ022-039-240000- GUILFORD-RANDOLPH- 735 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016 ...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN GUILFORD AND NORTHEASTERN RANDOLPH COUNTIES UNTIL 800 PM EDT... AT 734 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR RANDLEMAN...MOVING NORTH AT 10 MPH. HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF PEAS AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... ASHEBORO...RANDLEMAN...PLEASANT GARDEN...RANDLEMAN REGIONAL RESERVOIR MARINA AND CLIMAX. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY BUILDING OR VEHICLE. WIND GUSTS AS HIGH AS 40 MPH ARE CAPABLE OF KNOCKING DOWN TREE LIMBS AND BLOWING AROUND TRASH CANS...POTTED PLANTS...LAWN FURNITURE AND OTHER LIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS. DONT WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE FIRST LIGHTNING FLASH BEFORE HEADING TO SAFETY. MOVE INDOORS AT THE FIRST SIGN OF THREATENING SKIES OR THE FIRST SOUND OF THUNDER. DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKES CAN OCCUR WELL AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING STORM...PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF RAIN AND WIND. MAKE SURE THAT LIGHTNING IS WELL AWAY FROM YOUR LOCATION BEFORE RESUMING OUTDOOR ACTIVITY. && LAT...LON 3581 7958 3576 7980 3596 7986 3597 7962 TIME...MOT...LOC 2334Z 163DEG 9KT 3587 7972 $$

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