Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
658 PM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

NCZ008>011-026-027-250015-
HALIFAX-VANCE-WARREN-GRANVILLE-FRANKLIN-NASH-
658 PM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

...A CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN WILL
AFFECT PORTIONS OF NORTHWESTERN HALIFAX...VANCE...WARREN...SOUTHERN
GRANVILLE...NORTHERN FRANKLIN AND NORTH CENTRAL NASH COUNTIES UNTIL
815 PM EDT...

AT 657 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR GASTON TO 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WARRENTON TO
NEAR CREEDMOOR...AND MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH.

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

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ROANOKE RAPIDS...HENDERSON...OXFORD...LOUISBURG...WARRENTON...
HALIFAX...FRANKLINTON...NORLINA...LITTLETON AND KITTRELL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY BUILDING OR VEHICLE. WIND GUSTS AS HIGH AS
50 MPH ARE CAPABLE OF KNOCKING DOWN SMALL OR WEAKENED TREES 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.

&&

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT
THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3651 7790 3648 7766 3641 7755 3637 7755
      3634 7759 3631 7757 3631 7743 3602 7840
      3620 7876 3654 7820 3654 7790
TIME...MOT...LOC 2257Z 290DEG 14KT 3648 7768 3629 7804 3615 7864

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