Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
1046 PM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017

NCZ010-011-190315-
Warren NC-Halifax NC-
1046 PM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT NORTHEASTERN WARREN AND
NORTHWESTERN HALIFAX COUNTIES UNTIL 1115 PM EDT...

At 1045 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Norlina, or 7 miles northeast of Warrenton, moving northeast at 20
mph.

Wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Heavy rain and deadly cloud to ground lightning will also be
possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Roanoke Rapids, Littleton, Macon, Roanoke Rapids Lake, Lake Gaston
and Southpointe And Morningstar Marinas.

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.

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 3651 7790 3650 7782 3648 7776 3649 7773
      3648 7768 3648 7765 3647 7764 3640 7811
      3654 7820 3655 7819 3654 7790
TIME...MOT...LOC 0245Z 241DEG 17KT 3649 7808

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