Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
207 PM EDT THU MAY 21 2015

NCZ042-043-211915-
WILSON NC-JOHNSTON NC-
207 PM EDT THU MAY 21 2015

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF WILSON AND
NORTHEASTERN JOHNSTON COUNTIES UNTIL 315 PM EDT...

AT 207 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BAILEY...OR 15 MILES
NORTHEAST OF SMITHFIELD...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS
STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
WILSON...ELM CITY...SHARPSBURG...KENLY...LUCAMA...STANTONSBURG...
BLACK CREEK...SARATOGA...SIMS AND BUCKHORN RESERVOIR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY BUILDING OR VEHICLE. WIND GUSTS AS HIGH AS
50 MPH ARE CAPABLE OF KNOCKING DOWN SMALL OR WEAKENED TREES AND
BLOWING AROUND TRASH CANS...POTTED PLANTS...LAWN FURNITURE AND OTHER
LIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
TAKE SHELTER INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU CANNOT FIND SHELTER
INDOORS...AN ENCLOSED VEHICLE CAN PROVIDE SAFE SHELTER FROM
LIGHTNING.

&&

LAT...LON 3558 7782 3559 7782 3558 7790 3559 7800
      3560 7806 3558 7807 3558 7829 3569 7832
      3573 7821 3573 7819 3585 7787 3584 7785
      3587 7783 3585 7779 3562 7775
TIME...MOT...LOC 1807Z 253DEG 22KT 3569 7820

$$

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