Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
551 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

NCZ027-028-043-172245-
Edgecombe NC-Nash NC-Wilson NC-
551 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT EAST CENTRAL NASH...
EDGECOMBE AND NORTHEASTERN WILSON COUNTIES UNTIL 645 PM EDT...

At 551 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a line of strong
thunderstorms along a line extending from near Dortches to near
Farmville. Movement was east at 15 mph.

Wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

Heavy rain and minor flooding and deadly cloud to ground lightning
will also be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Nashville, Elm City, Dortches, Red Oak,
Princeville, Sharpsburg, Pinetops and Whitakers.

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.

Locally heavy rain will quickly reduce visibility and result in
ponding of water on roadways, standing water in low lying areas, and
minor flooding of creeks, streams, and areas of poor drainage.
Drivers are urged to slow down and use extra caution to avoid
hydroplaning, especially in urban areas where prolonged heavy rain
can quickly lead to flooding.

&&

LAT...LON 3582 7735 3583 7739 3581 7742 3580 7747
      3576 7752 3564 7773 3571 7781 3604 7796
      3614 7767 3614 7765 3611 7762 3609 7753
      3606 7754 3604 7752 3604 7747 3600 7743
      3601 7741 3590 7734
TIME...MOT...LOC 2151Z 258DEG 14KT 3598 7786 3564 7758

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