Special Weather Statement
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
321 PM EDT SUN JUL 16 2017

NCZ042-078-089-162015-
Johnston NC-Sampson NC-Wayne NC-
321 PM EDT SUN JUL 16 2017

...AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT WAYNE...
NORTHERN SAMPSON AND SOUTHEASTERN JOHNSTON COUNTIES UNTIL 415 PM
EDT...

At 321 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking an area of showers and
strong thunderstorms 11 miles north of Clinton. These storms were
nearly stationary.

Pea size hail and wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible with this
storm.

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

Locations impacted include...
Goldsboro, Mount Olive, Walnut Creek, Princeton, Pikeville, Newton
Grove, Seven Springs, Mar-Mac, Cliffs Of The Neuse State Park and
Elroy.

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.

Very heavy rain can be expected due to the slow movement of this
storm. Prolonged heavy rain will result in ponding of water on
roadways, standing water in low lying areas, and minor flooding of
creeks and streams. 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.

&&

LAT...LON 3534 7782 3518 7784 3516 7788 3515 7789
      3517 7793 3516 7797 3519 7802 3518 7807
      3519 7816 3509 7817 3508 7816 3504 7816
      3504 7858 3550 7833 3549 7782 3543 7783
      3540 7780 3538 7780
TIME...MOT...LOC 1921Z 223DEG 1KT 3517 7832

$$

Ellis



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