Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
939 PM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

NCZ024-025-040-041-270245-
WAKE   NC-DURHAM   NC-ORANGE   NC-CHATHAM   NC-
939 PM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

 ...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF
NORTHWESTERN WAKE...SOUTHERN DURHAM...SOUTHEASTERN ORANGE AND
NORTHEASTERN CHATHAM COUNTIES UNTIL 1045 PM EDT...

AT 939 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR CHAPEL HILL TO 8 MILES
NORTHWEST OF CARY TO 11 MILES EAST OF PITTSBORO. MOVEMENT WAS EAST AT
15 MPH.

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

HEAVY RAIN AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE
WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
RALEIGH...DURHAM...CARY...CHAPEL HILL...GARNER...CARRBORO...RDU
INTERNATIONAL...APEX...MORRISVILLE AND KNIGHTDALE.

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.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

&&

LAT...LON 3597 7873 3581 7849 3568 7859 3570 7905
      3581 7907 3592 7915
TIME...MOT...LOC 0139Z 273DEG 14KT 3590 7904 3584 7894 3574 7898

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