Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
558 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

NCZ007-008-024-025-022300-
PERSON   NC-DURHAM   NC-ORANGE   NC-GRANVILLE   NC-
558 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

 ...AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT PORTIONS
OF PERSON...NORTHWESTERN DURHAM...NORTHEASTERN ORANGE AND GRANVILLE
COUNTIES UNTIL 700 PM EDT...

AT 557 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS NEAR PROSPECT HILL...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

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

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
OXFORD...ROXBORO...ROUGEMONT...CONCORD...STEM...STOVALL...LAKE BUTNER...LAKE
MICHIE...SURL AND BETHEL HILL.

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.

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.

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.

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LAT...LON 3646 7851 3621 7852 3611 7912 3624 7919
      3624 7915 3654 7914 3654 7849
TIME...MOT...LOC 2157Z 223DEG 29KT 3629 7912

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