Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
425 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

NCZ023-024-272115-
ORANGE   NC-ALAMANCE   NC-
425 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

 ...A CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF
WESTERN ORANGE AND ALAMANCE COUNTIES UNTIL 515 PM EDT...

AT 424 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A CLUSTER OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR MEBANE TO NEAR
CARRBORO. MOVEMENT WAS WEST AT 10 MPH.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

HEAVY RAIN AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE
WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CHAPEL HILL...BURLINGTON...GRAHAM...HILLSBOROUGH...CARRBORO...
MEBANE...ELON COLLEGE...GIBSONVILLE...HAW RIVER AND SWEPSONVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY BUILDING OR VEHICLE. WIND GUSTS AS HIGH AS
50 MPH ARE CAPABLE OF KNOCKING DOWN SMALL OR WEAKENED TREES AND
BLOWING AROUND TRASH CANS...POTTED PLANTS...LAWN FURNITURE AND OTHER
LIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL QUICKLY REDUCE VISIBILITY AND RESULT IN
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS. DRIVERS ARE URGED TO SLOW DOWN AND USE
EXTRA CAUTION TO AVOID HYDROPLANING.

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LAT...LON 3620 7921 3610 7910 3591 7903 3587 7916
      3588 7925 3586 7925 3585 7924 3584 7924
      3584 7954 3612 7954
TIME...MOT...LOC 2024Z 076DEG 9KT 3609 7932 3595 7917

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