Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
546 PM EST WED FEB 3 2016

NCZ078-088-089-032345-
CUMBERLAND NC-WAYNE NC-SAMPSON NC-
546 PM EST WED FEB 3 2016

 ...AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT PORTIONS
OF CUMBERLAND...WAYNE AND SAMPSON COUNTIES UNTIL 645 PM EST...

AT 544 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AN
AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
NEAR FREMONT TO 9 MILES EAST OF GODWIN TO NEAR ST. PAULS...AND
MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH. THE STRONGEST STORM WILL AFFECT AREAS SOUTH
AND EAST OF FAYETTEVILLE.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

HEAVY RAIN WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
GOLDSBORO...CLINTON...MOUNT OLIVE...WALNUT CREEK...ROSEBORO...
STEDMAN...NEWTON GROVE...SALEMBURG...AUTRYVILLE AND SEVEN SPRINGS.

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
OTHER LIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL QUICKLY REDUCE VISIBILITY AND RESULT IN
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS. DRIVERS ARE URGED TO SLOW DOWN AND USE
EXTRA CAUTION TO AVOID HYDROPLANING.

THESE STORMS MAY INTENSIFY...SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO AND
TV STATIONS...AS WELL AS LOCAL CABLE TV OUTLETS...FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

&&

LAT...LON 3485 7850 3484 7891 3516 7856 3552 7783
      3543 7783 3539 7780 3517 7785 3515 7789
      3519 7802 3518 7807 3519 7816 3509 7817
      3481 7846
TIME...MOT...LOC 2244Z 252DEG 29KT 3548 7790 3518 7852 3476 7896

$$

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