Special Weather Statement
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
547 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

NCZ028-282215-
Edgecombe NC-
547 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...A strong thunderstorm will affect portions of east central
Edgecombe County Until 615 PM EDT...

At 546 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking A strong thunderstorm 7
miles east of Tarboro, moving southeast at 20 mph.

Nickel size hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with
this storm.

Heavy rain and deadly cloud to ground lightning will also be
possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Princeville, Conetoe and Speed.

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.

Dont wait until you see the first lightning flash before heading to
safety. Move indoors at the first sign of threatening skies or the
first sound of thunder. Deadly lightning strikes can occur well ahead
of an approaching storm, prior to the arrival of rain and wind. Make
sure that lightning is well away from your location before resuming
outdoor activity.

&&

LAT...LON 3588 7734 3587 7735 3582 7735 3583 7739
      3583 7740 3581 7742 3581 7745 3580 7746
      3590 7756 3600 7741 3590 7734
TIME...MOT...LOC 2146Z 315DEG 18KT 3593 7743

$$

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