Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
905 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

NCZ051-280130-
SWAIN NC-
905 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
NORTHEASTERN SWAIN COUNTY UNTIL 930 PM EDT...

AT 905 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING 12 MILES NORTHEAST OF BRYSON CITY...OR NEAR SMOKY
MOUNTAINS-OCONALUFTEE...MOVING NORTHWEST AT 25 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE... CHEROKEE...SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
OCONALUFTEE...SMOKY MOUNTAINS-CLINGMANS DOME...SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
BALSAM MOUNTAIN...SMOKY MOUNTAINS-NEWFOUND GAP... B.R. PARKWAY-SMOKY
MOUNTAINS TO BALSAM GAP AND SMOKY MOUNTAINS-DEEP CREEK.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO
50 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 3557 8349 3561 8345 3562 8340 3567 8334
      3566 8330 3568 8327 3561 8318 3559 8318
      3557 8316 3552 8322 3552 8324 3551 8326
      3547 8332 3547 8335 3556 8353
TIME...MOT...LOC 0105Z 130DEG 20KT 3556 8330

$$

RWH


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