Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
813 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

NCZ070-071-082-SCZ009-020045-
UNION NC-GASTON NC-MECKLENBURG NC-YORK SC-
813 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN
MECKLENBURG...SOUTHEASTERN GASTON...WEST CENTRAL UNION AND
NORTHEASTERN YORK COUNTIES UNTIL 845 PM EDT...

AT 813 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 8
MILES SOUTH OF GASTONIA...OR 4 MILES EAST OF CLOVER...MOVING EAST AT
30 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
GASTONIA...CENTRAL CHARLOTTE...SOUTH CHARLOTTE...SOUTHWEST CHARLOTTE...
FORT MILL...PINEVILLE...SOUTH GASTONIA...TEGA CAY...CLOVER AND TOWN OF
LAKE WYLIE.

PEA SIZE HAIL...WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH AND VERY HEAVY RAINFALL RATES
UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL MAY FLOOD AREAS WITH POOR DRAINAGE...SUCH AS
DITCHES AND UNDERPASSES. AVOID THESE AREAS AND DO NOT CROSS FLOODED
ROADS. WATER LEVELS OF SMALL STREAMS MAY ALSO RISE RAPIDLY. SEEK
HIGHER GROUND IF THREATENED BY FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT DRIVE ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS.

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 3494 8079 3508 8091 3503 8090 3501 8091
      3499 8089 3497 8088 3496 8087 3495 8087
      3504 8125 3522 8122 3520 8073
TIME...MOT...LOC 0013Z 279DEG 27KT 3512 8115

$$

TDP



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