Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
1122 AM EDT THU JUL 23 2015

NCZ027-041>043-077-231615-
JOHNSTON NC-WAKE NC-NASH NC-WILSON NC-HARNETT NC-
1122 AM EDT THU JUL 23 2015

...AN AREA OF HEAVY SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT
PORTIONS OF JOHNSTON...SOUTHERN WAKE...SOUTHWESTERN
NASH...SOUTHWESTERN WILSON AND NORTHEASTERN HARNETT COUNTIES UNTIL
1215 PM EDT...

AT 1119 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AN
AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
NEAR ZEBULON TO NEAR GARNER TO 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CARY...AND MOVING
SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. IN
ADDITION...TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING...RESULTING IN NEAR ZERO
VISIBILITY AND CAUSING WATER TO RAPIDLY COLLECT ON AREA ROADWAYS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
RALEIGH...CARY...SMITHFIELD...GARNER...FUQUAY-VARINA...CLAYTON...
ZEBULON...ANGIER...BAILEY AND APEX.

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.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS...AND MAY
LEAD TO FLOODING OF STREETS...UNDERPASSES AND INTERSECTIONS. AN
URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR WAKE COUNTY
UNTIL 1245 PM EDT DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

&&

LAT...LON 3567 7790 3559 7804 3560 7806 3557 7807
      3547 7825 3541 7870 3569 7897 3573 7895
      3577 7864 3593 7836 3587 7828 3582 7825
      3586 7823
TIME...MOT...LOC 1519Z 313DEG 14KT 3585 7838 3573 7858 3569 7885

$$

WSS



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