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

GAZ010-NCZ062>064-SCZ001-002-004-005-280130-
RABUN GA-TRANSYLVANIA NC-SOUTHERN JACKSON NC-MACON NC-
PICKENS MOUNTAINS SC-GREATER OCONEE SC-OCONEE MOUNTAINS SC-
GREATER PICKENS SC-
853 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
NORTHEASTERN RABUN...SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON...SOUTHWESTERN
TRANSYLVANIA...SOUTHEASTERN MACON...OCONEE AND WESTERN PICKENS
COUNTIES UNTIL 930 PM EDT...

AT 853 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 12 MILES WEST OF
BREVARD TO 15 MILES NORTH OF WALHALLA TO 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
PICKENS...AND MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 20 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SENECA...WALHALLA...CLEMSON...WESTMINSTER...HIGHLANDS...NORRIS...SIX
MILE... CASHIERS...SALEM AND LAKE JOCASSEE.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...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 THESE STORMS. 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 STORMS APPROACH.

&&

LAT...LON 3453 8303 3482 8327 3524 8323 3523 8322
      3529 8292 3531 8290 3532 8286 3503 8280
      3479 8272
TIME...MOT...LOC 0053Z 055DEG 19KT 3527 8295 3499 8298 3482 8284

$$

RWH

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