Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
528 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

NCZ084-232200-
RICHMOND-
528 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF RICHMOND COUNTY
UNTIL 600 PM EDT...

AT 528 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM 7 MILES WEST OF HOFFMAN...OR 7 MILES NORTHEAST OF
ROCKINGHAM...MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 15 MPH.

HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF DIMES AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE
POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ROCKINGHAM...HAMLET...HOFFMAN...ELLERBE...DOBBINS HEIGHTS...NORMAN...
COVINGTON...DIGGS...EAST ROCKINGHAM AND BLEWETT FALLS LAKE.

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.

DONT WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE FIRST LIGHTNING FLASH BEFORE HEADING TO
SAFETY. MOVE INDOORS AT THE FIRST SIGN OF THREATENING SKIES OR THE
FIRST SOUND OF THUNDER. DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKES CAN OCCUR WELL AHEAD
OF AN APPROACHING STORM...PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF RAIN AND WIND. MAKE
SURE THAT LIGHTNING IS WELL AWAY FROM YOUR LOCATION BEFORE RESUMING
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY.

THIS STORM MAY INTENSIFY...SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO AND
TV STATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

&&

LAT...LON 3481 7992 3486 7989 3490 7985 3493 7986
      3495 7985 3503 7989 3504 7988 3506 7991
      3510 7991 3515 7995 3518 7980 3517 7967
      3502 7955 3499 7957 3482 7965 3481 7968
      3480 7969
TIME...MOT...LOC 2128Z 057DEG 11KT 3502 7968

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