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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
426 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

ALZ009-292145-
Jackson AL-
426 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTY UNTIL
445 PM CDT...

At 426 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Bridgeport, moving north at 40 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Bridgeport, South Pittsburg, Stevenson, Orme, Bass, Long Island,
Russell Cave National Monument and New Hope.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Strong gusty winds will be capable of knocking down small tree limbs
along with other small unsecured items. Seek safe shelter until this
storm has passed.

&&

LAT...LON 3486 8565 3483 8587 3499 8597 3499 8566
TIME...MOT...LOC 2126Z 169DEG 36KT 3493 8578

$$

15

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
523 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

VAZ007-292145-
Tazewell-
523 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT NORTHEASTERN TAZEWELL COUNTY...

At 521 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located near Boissevain,
moving north at 10 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph and dime size hail are possible with this
storm.

Locations impacted include...
Pocahontas...
Tiptop...
and Boissevain.

This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

LAT...LON 3722 8154 3724 8151 3726 8150 3725 8148
      3727 8145 3727 8142 3731 8140 3732 8139
      3732 8137 3734 8136 3729 8131 3716 8143
      3721 8155
TIME...MOT...LOC 2121Z 201DEG 5KT 3725 8142

$$

RS

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
523 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

VAZ019-292200-
Alleghany-
523 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT
ALLEGHANY COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND THE CITY OF
COVINGTON...

At 523 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located near Alleghany,
moving northeast at 20 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph and nickel size hail are possible with this
storm.

Locations impacted include...
Alleghany...
Covington...
Clifton Forge...
Jordan Mines...
and Low Moor.

This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

LAT...LON 3795 7995 3789 7989 3789 7986 3784 7980
      3761 8014 3771 8027 3772 8025 3775 8026
      3777 8024 3778 8022 3780 8023 3784 8018
      3785 8018 3787 8016 3790 8012 3795 8007
      3794 8003 3796 8000
TIME...MOT...LOC 2123Z 223DEG 22KT 3774 8017

$$

RS

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
520 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

GAZ019-292145-
Floyd GA-
520 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHERN FLOYD COUNTY UNTIL 545
PM EDT...

At 520 PM EDT...a strong thunderstorm was near Lindale, or near
Rome...moving north at 35 mph.

  HAZARD...Up to 40 mph wind...pea sized hail and frequent cloud to
           ground lightning.

  IMPACT...Expect minor damage to tree limbs and blowing around of
           light...unsecured objects.

Some locations in the path of this storm include
Rome, Cave Spring, Shannon, Armuchee, Lindale and Coosa.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

People outdoors should seek shelter immediately. If you can hear
thunder...you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

LAT...LON 3429 8539 3430 8538 3431 8538 3444 8510
      3441 8511 3441 8510 3410 8513 3410 8526
      3409 8526 3409 8534 3429 8540
TIME...MOT...LOC 2120Z 176DEG 32KT 3417 8525

HAIL...0.25IN
WIND...40MPH

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Morristown TN
517 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

TNZ017-046-VAZ008-292200-
Sullivan TN-Northwest Carter TN-Washington VA-
517 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR CENTRAL SULLIVAN...NORTHWESTERN
CARTER AND SOUTHWESTERN WASHINGTON COUNTIES AND THE CITY OF BRISTOL
UNTIL 600 PM EDT...

At 517 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Elizabethton, moving northeast at 25 mph.

Nickel size hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with
this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Bristol Tn, Bristol Va, Elizabethton, Central, Walnut Hill, Bluff
City, Watauga, South Holston Dam, Hunter, Morril`s Cave and Harr.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

&&

LAT...LON 3629 8221 3634 8231 3636 8230 3640 8230
      3640 8233 3669 8220 3659 8191
TIME...MOT...LOC 2117Z 211DEG 22KT 3639 8224

$$

AMP.23

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
417 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

TXZ105-107-122-123-292145-
Van Zandt TX-Hunt TX-Hopkins TX-Rains TX-
417 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT...

At 416 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near East Tawakoni to near Grand Saline.
Movement was north at 35 mph.

Half inch hail will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Grand Saline, Van, Emory, East Tawakoni, Cumby, Fruitvale, Lake
Tawakoni State Park, Point and Lone Oak.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

These storms may intensify, so closely monitor for additional
information or possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

&&

LAT...LON 3296 9545 3296 9566 3272 9564 3268 9559
      3259 9559 3250 9563 3283 9600 3314 9588
      3300 9543
TIME...MOT...LOC 2116Z 181DEG 30KT 3286 9589 3264 9567

$$

Hernandez

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
413 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

ARZ073-LAZ006-014-292200-
Union AR-Ouachita LA-Union LA-
413 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN UNION COUNTY...
EASTERN UNION AND CENTRAL OUACHITA PARISHES UNTIL 500 PM CDT...

At 412 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Claiborne, moving northeast at 40 mph.

Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Monroe, Claiborne, West Monroe, Huttig, Brownsville-Bawcom,
Brownsville-Bawcomville, Swartz, Farmerville, Richwood, Sterlington,
Strong, Lapile, Marion, Felsenthal, Downsville, Drew, Oakland, Haile,
Folksville and Rocky Branch.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

&&

LAT...LON 3235 9213 3254 9241 3314 9242 3313 9211
      3311 9214 3307 9213 3301 9207 3296 9208
      3292 9207 3287 9208 3284 9206 3276 9206
      3274 9205 3273 9207 3269 9205 3270 9203
      3271 9204 3271 9197 3266 9194
TIME...MOT...LOC 2112Z 205DEG 42KT 3261 9218

$$

05

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Morristown TN
507 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

TNZ042-292145-
Northwest Greene TN-
507 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR CENTRAL GREENE COUNTY UNTIL 545
PM EDT...

At 507 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Greeneville, moving northeast at 20 mph.

Nickel size hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with
this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Greeneville, Tusculum, Mosheim, Baileyton, Chucky, Romeo and
Jearoldstown.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

&&

LAT...LON 3631 8264 3624 8264 3604 8284 3615 8302
      3633 8293 3633 8291 3635 8289 3637 8284
      3636 8281 3638 8279
TIME...MOT...LOC 2107Z 211DEG 16KT 3615 8290

$$

AMP.23

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
400 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

ALZ009-010-292130-
De Kalb AL-Jackson AL-
400 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN JACKSON AND
NORTHEASTERN DEKALB COUNTIES UNTIL 430 PM CDT...

At 400 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Henagar, or 13 miles north of Rainsville, moving north at 30 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Henagar, Stevenson, Ider, Pisgah, Flat Rock, Fackler, Rosalie and
Fabius.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Strong gusty winds will be capable of knocking down small tree limbs
along with other small unsecured items. Seek safe shelter until this
storm has passed.

Very heavy rainfall is also occurring with this storm and may lead to
localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

&&

LAT...LON 3462 8563 3458 8584 3485 8593 3489 8565
TIME...MOT...LOC 2100Z 168DEG 25KT 3468 8577

$$

15

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
456 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

GAZ005-012-020-292130-
Gordon GA-Bartow GA-Murray GA-
456 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EASTERN GORDON...NORTHEASTERN
BARTOW AND SOUTHERN MURRAY COUNTIES UNTIL 530 PM EDT...

At 455 PM EDT...a strong thunderstorm was over Fairmount, or 12 miles
east of Calhoun...moving north at 30 mph.

  HAZARD...Up to 40 mph wind...pea sized hail and frequent cloud to
           ground lightning.

  IMPACT...Expect minor damage to tree limbs and blowing around of
           light...unsecured objects.

Some locations in the path of this storm include
Fairmount, Ranger, Carters, Oakman, Redbud, Funkhouser and Audubon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

People outdoors should seek shelter immediately. If you can hear
thunder...you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

LAT...LON 3459 8465 3437 8467 3437 8481 3465 8485
      3466 8465
TIME...MOT...LOC 2055Z 186DEG 28KT 3445 8473

HAIL...0.25IN
WIND...40MPH

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
456 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

SCZ001-292145-
Oconee Mountains SC-
456 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
NORTHWESTERN OCONEE COUNTY UNTIL 545 PM EDT...

At 456 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with
intense lightning 7 miles northwest of Walhalla, or 5 miles southwest
of Oconee State Park, moving north at 15 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Oconee State Park, Mountain Rest, Bad Creek and Long Creek.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 45 mph and half
inch hail will be possible in these areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 3481 8330 3482 8330 3482 8327 3485 8327
      3485 8325 3488 8324 3488 8321 3489 8320
      3492 8316 3493 8316 3494 8311 3495 8313
      3499 8310 3500 8310 3503 8298 3478 8307
      3478 8332 3479 8332
TIME...MOT...LOC 2056Z 181DEG 12KT 3481 8318

$$

CDG

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
454 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

WVZ042-292130-
Mercer-
454 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT
CENTRAL MERCER COUNTY...

At 453 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Princeton,
moving northeast at 30 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph and half inch hail are possible with this
storm.

Locations impacted include...
Princeton...
Athens...
Camp Creek...
Spanishburg...
and Dunns.

This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

LAT...LON 3729 8108 3734 8121 3758 8109 3744 8089
TIME...MOT...LOC 2053Z 208DEG 24KT 3737 8112

$$

RS

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
341 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

ARZ070>072-LAZ001>003-292130-
Lafayette AR-Miller AR-Columbia AR-Bossier LA-Caddo LA-Webster LA-
341 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN MILLER...
SOUTHWESTERN LAFAYETTE AND SOUTHWESTERN COLUMBIA COUNTIES...WESTERN
WEBSTER...CENTRAL CADDO AND BOSSIER PARISHES UNTIL 430 PM CDT...

At 340 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Eastwood, or 11 miles northeast of Bossier City, moving north at 40
mph.

Nickel size hail and winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with
this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Shreveport, Bossier City, Springhill, Haughton, Benton, Cullen, Plain
Dealing, Cotton Valley, Sarepta, Doyline, Bradley, Taylor, Shongaloo,
Bussey, Eastwood, Canfield, Fosters, Macedonia, Welcome and Alden
Bridge.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

&&

LAT...LON 3251 9336 3251 9379 3321 9382 3321 9325
TIME...MOT...LOC 2040Z 180DEG 34KT 3266 9355

$$

05

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
440 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

TXZ251-253>255-292300-
Kenedy-Hidalgo-Inland Willacy-Inland Cameron-
Including the cities of Sarita, McAllen, Edinburg, Pharr,
Mission, Weslaco, Raymondville, Brownsville, and Harlingen
440 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...HEAT INDICES OF 104 TO 108 DEGREES EXPECTED TODAY...

Hot afternoon temperatures running 12-15 degrees above late April
normals, combined with high humidity, will allow heat index
readings to reach as high as 108 degrees over inland Cameron,
inland Willacy, and Kenedy counties. These readings may also occur
in the McAllen metro area of Hidalgo county if humidity remains
high through the afternoon hours.

While these heat index values are not expected to reach Heat
Advisory criteria, people may not yet be acclimated to the
oppressive conditions at this early date in the season.

Residents with outdoor plans are reminded to drink plenty of
water and wear light, loose-fitting clothing. Children and pets
should never be left alone in vehicles, where interior
temperatures can become very dangerous within minutes.

$$

53

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
440 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-079-081-082-292345-
Gaines-Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Andrews-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-Ector-Midland-
Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-Pecos-Presidio Valley-
Big Bend Area-Terrell-
Including the cities of Seminole, Lamesa, Gail, Snyder, Andrews,
Stanton, Big Spring, Colorado City, Pecos, Mentone, Kermit,
Odessa, Midland, Garden City, Monahans, Crane, McCamey, Rankin,
Big Lake, Fort Stockton, Presidio, Big Bend NP, Marathon, Dryden,
and Sanderson
440 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...Sharply colder temperatures and wind chills tonight/Sunday
morning...

An intense upper level trough will send a strong cold front
through the area today. Temperatures will fall into the 30`s and
40`s overnight and may near the freezing mark across parts of the
region. Record lows will be possible with the coldest
temperatures across portions of Lea county and the higher terrain
of the Guadalupe and Davis Mountains. These areas will likely see
a late season freeze, but other locations will get close to
freezing. If you have sensitive plants you may want to cover them.
Strong northerly winds will also create wind chills mostly in the
teens and 20`s areawide Sunday morning.

$$

rhluchan

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
328 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

TXZ231-232-241>244-292200-
Live Oak-Bee-Jim Wells-Kleberg-Nueces-San Patricio-
Including the cities of George West, Three Rivers, Beeville,
Alice, Orange Grove, Kingsville, Corpus Christi, Portland,
Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Sinton, and Mathis
328 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...Heat indices between 105 and 109 degrees are expected today...
...A few isolated pockets of 110 to 115 degrees possible today...

The combination of warm temperatures and high dewpoints will
produce heat indices mostly between 105 and 109 degrees today.
However, there could be a few isolated pockets of 110 to 115
degree heat indices today across Kleberg and Nueces Counties.

Residents with outdoor activities planned are urged to drink
plenty of water, wear light weight and light colored clothing and
take frequent breaks from the heat. Young children and pets should
never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car
interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

$$

Heavener

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
844 PM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017

GAZ150-164-300100-
Ware-Charlton-
Including the cities of Needham, Waycross, Folkston, St. George,
Winokur, Homeland, Race Pond, and Stephen Foster State Park
844 PM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...SMOKE WILL PUSH NORTHWEST FROM ONGOING WILDFIRE...

Smoke from the West Mims Wildfire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
will move northwest into Saturday impacting mainly Charlton and
Ware counties. Visibilities will be generally reduced to 1 to 3
miles but will be reduced to less than 1 mile at times generally
near and just northwest of the wildfire. Some locations impacted
the most will be Folkston...Racepond...and Waycross.

Although the general public may not be affected...children, pregnant women,
the elderly, and those that have heart or lung disease are especially
vulnerable to smoke exposure. Fine particles are respiratory
irritants, and exposures to high concentrations can cause
persistent cough, phlegm, wheezing, and difficulty breathing.

$$

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