Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
518 PM EDT SAT JUL 4 2015

NCZ008>010-042215-
VANCE NC-WARREN NC-GRANVILLE NC-
518 PM EDT SAT JUL 4 2015

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF VANCE...
WARREN AND NORTHERN GRANVILLE COUNTIES UNTIL 615 PM EDT...

AT 515 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR REDOAK
TO 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF OXFORD...AND MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

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

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
HENDERSON...OXFORD...KERR LAKE...WARRENTON...NORLINA...LITTLETON...
KITTRELL...STOVALL...MIDDLEBURG...MACON AND OAK HILL.

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.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS.
TAKE SHELTER INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU CANNOT FIND SHELTER
INDOORS...AN ENCLOSED VEHICLE CAN PROVIDE SAFE SHELTER FROM
LIGHTNING. DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKES CAN OCCUR WELL AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING STORM...PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF RAIN AND WIND.

IF ON OR NEAR KERR LAKE...GET OUT OF THE WATER AND MOVE
INDOORS OR INSIDE A VEHICLE. REMEMBER...LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE OUT TO
15 MILES FROM THE PARENT THUNDERSTORM. IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU
ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER NOW.
DO NOT BE CAUGHT ON THE WATER IN A THUNDERSTORM.

&&

LAT...LON 3638 7791 3630 7794 3620 7801 3621 7811
      3625 7813 3626 7817 3625 7819 3627 7831
      3623 7834 3623 7838 3617 7842 3616 7846
      3618 7851 3622 7851 3634 7880 3646 7880
      3654 7875 3654 7790
TIME...MOT...LOC 2115Z 291DEG 27KT 3673 7856 3640 7873

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