Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
137 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

NCZ027-041-042-271815-
JOHNSTON   NC-WAKE   NC-NASH   NC-
137 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

 ...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN
JOHNSTON...EAST CENTRAL WAKE AND SOUTHWESTERN NASH COUNTIES UNTIL 215
PM EDT...

AT 136 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM
NEAR ZEBULON...OR 16 MILES NORTH OF SMITHFIELD...MOVING SOUTHWEST AT
10 MPH.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS
STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SMITHFIELD...CLAYTON...ZEBULON...KNIGHTDALE...WENDELL...MIDDLESEX...
FLOWERS...EMIT AND BUCKHORN RESERVOIR.

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...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 3574 7817 3573 7819 3571 7816 3568 7816
      3553 7840 3577 7855 3584 7827 3582 7825
      3585 7824 3585 7823
TIME...MOT...LOC 1736Z 064DEG 8KT 3574 7827

$$

WSS



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