Special Weather Statement
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
742 PM EDT TUE JUL 18 2017

NCZ083-084-190045-
Richmond NC-Anson NC-
742 PM EDT TUE JUL 18 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT ANSON AND RICHMOND COUNTIES
UNTIL 845 PM EDT...

At 742 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 9
miles south of Plyler, or 11 miles southwest of Albemarle, moving
southeast at 15 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...
Rockingham, Wadesboro, Hamlet, Ansonville, Hoffman, Polkton, Ellerbe,
Dobbins Heights, Lilesville and Morven.

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 3519 8028 3521 8026 3516 8022 3517 8020
      3515 8018 3519 8012 3514 8007 3514 8003
      3518 7985 3517 7962 3512 7957 3507 7957
      3506 7950 3504 7946 3499 7957 3494 7959
      3491 7956 3485 7963 3482 7962 3482 8032
TIME...MOT...LOC 2342Z 337DEG 15KT 3523 8030

$$

Ellis



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