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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
353 PM EST WED FEB 3 2016

NCZ026-027-041>043-077-085-086-088-032130-
JOHNSTON NC-SCOTLAND NC-CUMBERLAND NC-WAKE NC-NASH NC-HOKE NC-
WILSON NC-FRANKLIN NC-HARNETT NC-
353 PM EST WED FEB 3 2016

 ...AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT PORTIONS
OF JOHNSTON...SCOTLAND...CUMBERLAND...WAKE...NASH...HOKE...
WILSON...FRANKLIN...AND HARNETT COUNTIES UNTIL 430 PM EST...

AT 350 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AN
AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
7 MILES NORTHWEST OF ZEBULON TO 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF
LAURINBURG...AND MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH. THE INDIVIDUAL STORMS WERE
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

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

HEAVY RAIN WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
RALEIGH...FAYETTEVILLE...ROCKY MOUNT...LAURINBURG...SMITHFIELD...
NASHVILLE...RAEFORD...LILLINGTON...FORT BRAGG AND GARNER.

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
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 3480 7967 3482 7962 3485 7962 3521 7923
      3520 7921 3519 7918 3517 7914 3517 7910
      3519 7910 3521 7915 3524 7916 3525 7919
      3603 7832 3603 7778 3493 7899 3495 7904
      3483 7919 3484 7935 3476 7934 3463 7947
TIME...MOT...LOC 2050Z 264DEG 24KT 3588 7843 3487 7954

$$

WSS



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