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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
517 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

NCZ021>024-038>040-073>076-083>086-232300-
FORSYTH-GUILFORD-ALAMANCE-ORANGE-DAVIDSON-RANDOLPH-CHATHAM-STANLY-
MONTGOMERY-MOORE-LEE-ANSON-RICHMOND-SCOTLAND-HOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF PFAFFTOWN, STANLEYVILLE, WINSTON-SALEM,
GREENSBORO, LAKE TOWNSEND, HIGH POINT, BURLINGTON, GRAHAM,
CHAPEL HILL, CARRBORO, LEXINGTON, THOMASVILLE, ASHEBORO, ULAH,
ARCHDALE, TRINITY, HASTY, SILER CITY, BYNUM, MONCURE, PITTSBORO,
ALBEMARLE, PLYLER, TROY, BISCOE, MOUNT GILEAD, PEKIN, BADIN LAKE,
ELDORADO, SOUTHERN PINES, PINEHURST, ABERDEEN, EAGLE SPRINGS,
SEVEN LAKES, CUMNOCK, GUM SPRINGS, SANFORD, TRAMWAY, WADESBORO,
POLKTON, ROCKINGHAM, HAMLET, EAST ROCKINGHAM, LAUREL HILL,
LAURINBURG, ANTIOCH, ASHLEY HEIGHTS, RAEFORD, ROCKFISH,
AND SILVER CITY
517 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

....Strong gusty winds occurring ahead of a band of heavy showers
and isolated strong thunderstorms...

Southeasterly winds ahead of an approaching band of heavy showers
and thunderstorms will gusts as high as 35 to 40 mph. Wind gusts
around 40 mph have been observed at reporting sites at Rockingham
and Hoffman. These strong wind gusts are occurring 20 to 40 miles
ahead of the band of showers and storms. Winds of this strength
will be able to down large tree branches and trees weakened by
disease.

The band of heavy showers and storms should stretch from Winston-
Salem to Lexington to Albemarle before 630 PM, and reach
Greensboro, Asheboro, Troy and Rockingham by 7 PM.

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