Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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

NCZ041-042-162100-
Johnston NC-Wake NC-
402 PM EDT SUN JUL 16 2017

...AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT SOUTH
CENTRAL WAKE AND WEST CENTRAL JOHNSTON COUNTIES UNTIL 500 PM EDT...

At 402 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking an area of showers and
strong thunderstorms near Garner, or 13 miles south of Raleigh,
moving south at 5 mph.

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...
Garner, Clayton and Lake Benson.

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, standing water in low lying areas, and
minor flooding of creeks, streams, and areas of poor drainage.
Drivers are urged to slow down and use extra caution to avoid
hydroplaning, especially in urban areas where prolonged heavy rain
can quickly lead to flooding.

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 3571 7851 3558 7841 3549 7866 3550 7866
      3550 7868 3551 7869 3552 7869 3552 7871
      3553 7874 3568 7873
TIME...MOT...LOC 2002Z 349DEG 5KT 3564 7861

$$

Ellis



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