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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
454 PM EDT SUN AUG 21 2016

NCZ007-021>024-038-039-212230-
GUILFORD   NC-RANDOLPH   NC-DAVIDSON   NC-PERSON   NC-ORANGE   NC-
ALAMANCE   NC-FORSYTH   NC-
454 PM EDT SUN AUG 21 2016

 ...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF
GUILFORD...NORTHWESTERN RANDOLPH...DAVIDSON...PERSON...NORTHERN
ORANGE...NORTHERN ALAMANCE AND SOUTHEASTERN FORSYTH COUNTIES UNTIL
630 PM EDT...

AT 453 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM PROVIDENCE TO NEAR HARMONY.
MOVEMENT WAS SOUTH AT 10 MPH.

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

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

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
GREENSBORO...WINSTON-SALEM...HIGH POINT...BURLINGTON...LEXINGTON...
GRAHAM...ROXBORO...THOMASVILLE...KERNERSVILLE AND CLEMMONS.

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 3630 7880 3565 8026 3569 8034 3572 8033
      3575 8046 3583 8049 3584 8039 3588 8042
      3589 8037 3601 8041 3625 7986 3624 7915
      3654 7914 3654 7881
TIME...MOT...LOC 2053Z 346DEG 10KT 3649 7934 3588 8074

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