Special Weather Statement
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
446 PM EDT TUE JUL 18 2017

NCZ022-023-182130-
Guilford NC-Alamance NC-
446 PM EDT TUE JUL 18 2017

...AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT
NORTHWESTERN ALAMANCE AND NORTHEASTERN GUILFORD COUNTIES UNTIL 530 PM
EDT...

At 445 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking an area of showers and
strong thunderstorms 7 miles north of McLeansville, or 9 miles
southwest of Camp Springs, moving west at 5 mph.

Dime size hail and wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible with this
storm.

Locations impacted include...
Burlington, Graham, McLeansville, Elon College, Gibsonville, Haw
River, Lake Guilford Mackintosh Marina, Monticello, Altamahaw-Ossipee
and Glen Raven.

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.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

&&

LAT...LON 3625 7946 3607 7935 3602 7966 3625 7978
      3624 7953 3625 7953
TIME...MOT...LOC 2045Z 090DEG 6KT 3620 7962

$$

Ellis



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