Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
554 PM EDT MON AUG 18 2014

NCZ009-026-182300-
VANCE-FRANKLIN-
554 PM EDT MON AUG 18 2014

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN VANCE AND
NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTIES UNTIL 700 PM EDT...

AT 554 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR KITTRELL...OR 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF
LOUISBURG...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

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

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
LOUISBURG...FRANKLINTON...KITTRELL...CENTERVILLE AND INGLESIDE.

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.

DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED WEAK ROTATION WITH THIS STORM. IF THE
STORM INTENSIFIES AND ROTATION STRENGTHENS...A WARNING MAY NEED TO BE
ISSUED.

&&

LAT...LON 3628 7840 3627 7831 3625 7819 3626 7817
      3624 7816 3625 7813 3621 7811 3621 7805
      3620 7801 3603 7812 3610 7852 3615 7851
      3617 7850 3618 7851 3628 7849
TIME...MOT...LOC 2154Z 277DEG 21KT 3618 7841

$$

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