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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
446 PM EDT SAT JUL 30 2016

NCZ507>510-302130-
RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS NC-GREATER RUTHERFORD NC-EASTERN POLK NC-
POLK MOUNTAINS NC-
446 PM EDT SAT JUL 30 2016

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT RUTHERFORD
AND POLK COUNTIES UNTIL 530 PM EDT...

AT 445 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 9 MILES NORTH OF
RUTHERFORDTON TO 16 MILES WEST OF FOREST CITY TO 4 MILES NORTHWEST OF
COLUMBUS...AND MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
FOREST CITY...RUTHERFORDTON...COLUMBUS...SPINDALE...TRYON...SALUDA...
ELLENBORO...BOSTIC...LAKE LURE AND CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING...WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH AND VERY
HEAVY RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE IN
THESE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 3551 8170 3538 8170 3531 8172 3518 8185
      3519 8231 3521 8235 3529 8235 3543 8221
      3554 8198 3552 8197 3554 8189
TIME...MOT...LOC 2045Z 287DEG 17KT 3550 8197 3542 8215 3527 8228

$$

HG

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