Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
746 PM EDT TUE MAY 22 2018

NCZ033-049-050-505-230015-
McDowell Mountains NC-Yancey NC-Mitchell NC-Avery NC-
746 PM EDT TUE MAY 22 2018

...A HEAVY RAIN SHOWER WILL IMPACT NORTH CENTRAL MCDOWELL...
SOUTHEASTERN MITCHELL...SOUTHWESTERN AVERY AND NORTHEASTERN YANCEY
COUNTIES UNTIL 815 PM EDT...

At 745 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a heavy rain shower near
Spruce Pine. This shower was nearly stationary.

Locations to be impacted include...
Spruce Pine, Bakersville, Bandana, Ingalls, North Cove, Micaville,
Green Mountain, Celo, Little Switzerland and Altamont.

Wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible in these areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

The combination of gusty winds and saturated soil conditions will
cause scattered trees and power lines to fall. Seek shelter inside an
interior room.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 3584 8225 3602 8227 3608 8197 3583 8196
TIME...MOT...LOC 2345Z 274DEG 3KT 3594 8209

$$

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