Special Weather Statement
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
444 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

NCZ042-043-078-172145-
Johnston NC-Wayne NC-Wilson NC-
444 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT NORTHEASTERN WAYNE...EAST
CENTRAL JOHNSTON AND SOUTHERN WILSON COUNTIES UNTIL 545 PM EDT...

At 443 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 10
miles west of Fremont, or 11 miles northeast of Smithfield, moving
east at 15 mph.

Wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Heavy rain and minor flooding and deadly cloud to ground lightning
will also be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Wilson, Fremont, Micro, Selma, Pine Level, Kenly, Lucama,
Stantonsburg, Black Creek and Pikeville.

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, standing water in low lying areas, and
minor flooding of creeks, streams, and areas of poor drainage.
Drivers are urged to slow down and use extra caution to avoid
hydroplaning, especially in urban areas where prolonged heavy rain
can quickly lead to flooding.

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 3557 7782 3545 7783 3548 7827 3564 7831
      3577 7779 3560 7778
TIME...MOT...LOC 2043Z 263DEG 14KT 3557 7816

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