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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
256 PM EDT FRI AUG 19 2016

NCZ043-191945-
WILSON   NC-
256 PM EDT FRI AUG 19 2016

 ...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF WILSON COUNTY UNTIL
345 PM EDT...

AT 256 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR
BAILEY...OR 18 MILES SOUTHWEST OF NASHVILLE...MOVING EAST AT 10 MPH.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS
STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
WILSON...ELM CITY...LUCAMA...BLACK CREEK...SIMS...
BUCKHORN RESERVOIR AND NEW HOPE.

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.

FREQUENT 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 3563 7788 3558 7796 3558 7799 3563 7814
      3571 7816 3573 7818 3574 7818 3575 7814
      3585 7787 3583 7784 3572 7784
TIME...MOT...LOC 1856Z 284DEG 7KT 3573 7813

$$

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