Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
332 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

NCZ033-501-503-312000-
CALDWELL MOUNTAINS NC-AVERY NC-BURKE MOUNTAINS NC-
332 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
NORTHWESTERN CALDWELL...NORTHWESTERN BURKE AND AVERY COUNTIES UNTIL
400 PM EDT...

AT 331 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING 7 MILES NORTH OF SPRUCE PINE...OR 5 MILES WEST OF
CROSSNORE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
NEWLAND...BLOWING ROCK IN CALDWELL COUNTY...BANNER ELK...CROSSNORE...
SUGAR MOUNTAIN...SEVEN DEVILS...GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN STATE PARK...
LINVILLE FALLS...GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN AND B.R. PARKWAY-LINVILLE FALLS
TO GRANDFATHER.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE
POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

GUSTY WINDS CAN BLOW DOWN TREES THAT ARE DEAD...OR THAT HAVE WEAKENED
ROOT SYSTEMS. OUTDOOR FURNITURE AND SIMILAR ITEMS CAN BE TOSSED
AROUND IF NOT ANCHORED. SEEK SHELTER INDOORS.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. IF OUTDOORS...TRY TO
GET INDOORS OR INTO A HARD TOPPED VEHICLE. OTHERWISE...STAY AWAY FROM
OPEN AREAS AND ISOLATED HIGH OBJECTS SUCH AS TREES. WHEN INDOORS...
STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND DOORS AND AVOID USING WIRED ELECTRONIC
DEVICES. DO NOT TAKE A SHOWER OR BATH. TRY TO UNPLUG UNNECESSARY
APPLIANCES BEFORE THE STORM APPROACHES.

&&

LAT...LON 3616 8183 3611 8181 3612 8169 3612 8155
      3604 8151 3594 8193 3596 8195 3593 8196
      3610 8205 3619 8185
TIME...MOT...LOC 1931Z 247DEG 25KT 3601 8203

$$

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