Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
617 PM EDT MON JUL 17 2017

NCZ040-172315-
Chatham NC-
617 PM EDT MON JUL 17 2017

...AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT CHATHAM
COUNTY UNTIL 715 PM EDT...

At 616 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking an area of showers and
strong thunderstorms near Pittsboro. These storms were nearly
stationary.

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...
Pittsboro, Siler City, Goldston, Crosswinds Boating Center, Jordan
Lake State Rec Area, Bynum, Seaforth Boat Dock, Crosswinds
Campground, Moncure and Fearrington.

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 3587 7891 3566 7898 3561 7908 3563 7912
      3562 7914 3557 7920 3556 7920 3555 7922
      3557 7922 3557 7924 3553 7927 3554 7929
      3556 7929 3554 7932 3553 7931 3552 7932
      3552 7943 3567 7954 3587 7916
TIME...MOT...LOC 2216Z 223DEG 1KT 3569 7928

$$

Ellis


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