Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
1050 AM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

NCZ011-028-043-261530-
HALIFAX-WILSON-EDGECOMBE-
1050 AM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

...A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALIZED GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY
DOWNPOURS WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN HALIFAX...EASTERN
WILSON AND EDGECOMBE COUNTIES UNTIL 1130 AM EDT...

AT 1048 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 8 MILES NORTH OF
SCOTLAND NECK TO 6 MILES EAST OF ROCKY MOUNT TO 10 MILES WEST OF
FARMVILLE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

THESE STORMS MAY PRODUCE WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH...CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING...AND BRIEF BUT INTENSE DOWNPOURS THAT MAY RESULT IN
LOCALIZED EXCESSIVE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ROCKY MOUNT...TARBORO...WILSON...SCOTLAND NECK...ELM CITY...
ENFIELD...PRINCEVILLE...SHARPSBURG...PINETOPS AND STANTONSBURG.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR SAFETY...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. SCHOOLS IN THESE COUNTIES SHOULD KEEP
STUDENTS INDOORS UNTIL THESE STORMS PASS.

MOTORIST IN THESE AREAS NEED TO USE EXTRA CAUTION...WATCH OUT FOR
QUICKLY CHANGING CONDITIONS...AND SLOW DOWN ON WET ROADWAYS!

THESE STORMS COULD INTENSIFY...SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO
AND TV STATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS
FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.


&&

LAT...LON 3609 7731 3600 7741 3590 7734 3582 7735
      3583 7739 3581 7742 3580 7747 3558 7781
      3559 7801 3585 7787 3584 7785 3585 7784
      3601 7777 3632 7758 3630 7754 3632 7744
      3624 7738 3621 7738 3616 7727 3611 7723
TIME...MOT...LOC 1448Z 239DEG 17KT 3624 7745 3593 7768 3564 7777

$$

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