Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
503 PM EST WED FEB 3 2016

NCZ011-028-042-043-078-088-089-032245-
JOHNSTON NC-CUMBERLAND NC-HALIFAX NC-WILSON NC-EDGECOMBE NC-WAYNE NC-
SAMPSON NC-
503 PM EST WED FEB 3 2016

 ...AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT PORTIONS
OF JOHNSTON...CUMBERLAND...HALIFAX...WILSON...EDGECOMBE...WAYNE AND
SAMPSON COUNTIES UNTIL 545 PM EST...

AT 502 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AN
AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
8 MILES NORTHWEST OF SCOTLAND NECK TO FREMONT TO RAEMON...AND MOVING
EAST AT 35 MPH.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ROCKY MOUNT...GOLDSBORO...TARBORO...CLINTON...WILSON...MOUNT OLIVE...
SCOTLAND NECK...ELM CITY...FREMONT AND WALNUT CREEK.

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.

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.

THESE STORMS MAY INTENSIFY...SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO AND
TV STATIONS...AS WELL AS LOCAL CABLE TV OUTLETS...FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

&&

LAT...LON 3609 7731 3600 7741 3590 7734 3582 7735
      3580 7747 3557 7782 3519 7783 3515 7790
      3519 7802 3519 7816 3498 7815 3479 7844
      3485 7850 3483 7890 3493 7898 3555 7804
      3627 7756 3628 7741 3621 7738 3610 7723
TIME...MOT...LOC 2202Z 270DEG 32KT 3621 7752 3556 7796 3462 7938

$$

WSS



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