Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
922 PM EDT THU APR 28 2016

NCZ011-027-028-042-043-077-078-086-088-089-290215-
JOHNSTON   NC-CUMBERLAND   NC-HALIFAX   NC-NASH   NC-HOKE   NC-
WILSON   NC-EDGECOMBE   NC-WAYNE   NC-HARNETT   NC-SAMPSON   NC-
922 PM EDT THU APR 28 2016

...A LINE OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT PORTIONS
OF THE COASTAL PLAIN AND SANDHILLS INCLUDING JOHNSTON...
CUMBERLAND...SOUTHEASTERN HALIFAX...SOUTHERN NASH... EASTERN
HOKE...WILSON...EDGECOMBE...WAYNE...SOUTHEASTERN HARNETT AND SAMPSON
COUNTIES UNTIL 1015 PM EDT...

AT 920 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR TARBORO TO 8
MILES WEST OF GODWIN. MOVEMENT WAS SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THESE STORMS... ALONG WITH HEAVY DOWNPOURS MAKING DRIVING
TREACHEROUS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
FAYETTEVILLE...ROCKY MOUNT...GOLDSBORO...TARBORO...SMITHFIELD...CLINTON...
NASHVILLE...RAEFORD...FORT BRAGG AND WILSON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT FOR
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3485 7850 3483 7890 3495 7903 3489 7912
      3502 7933 3621 7759 3610 7723 3600 7741
      3590 7734 3582 7735 3580 7747 3557 7782
      3518 7783 3515 7789 3519 7802 3519 7816
      3490 7815 3474 7820 3471 7811 3455 7825
TIME...MOT...LOC 0120Z 308DEG 32KT 3589 7766 3518 7882

$$

GIH



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