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Hurricane Local Statement

Hurricane Ian Local Statement Advisory Number 29
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Hurricane Ian Local Statement Advisory Number 29
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC  AL092022
535 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

This product covers the western Carolinas and NE Georgia

**STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED TO IMPACT PARTS OF THE
PIEDMONT OF THE CAROLINAS BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Cabarrus, Catawba,
      Chester, Davie, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan,
      Union NC, and York

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 410 miles south of Charlotte NC or about 410 miles
      south-southeast of Greenville/Spartanburg SC
    - 29.3N 79.9W
    - Storm Intensity 75 mph
    - Movement North-northeast or 30 degrees at 10 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

Tropical Storm Ian is expected to strengthen into a hurricane
before making landfall again on the South Carolina coast. It will
track north northwest across the Carolinas, bringing strong winds and
heavy rain to the region. Localized flash flooding will be possible
with the heavy rain, especially across the Piedmont and North Carolina
foothills.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across the western Carolinas. Potential
impacts include:
    - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
      multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and
      ditches may become dangerous rivers. In mountain areas,
      destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys while
      increasing susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. Flood
      control systems and barriers may become stressed.
    - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
      communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed
      away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes.
      Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with
      underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous.
      Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.

Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible limited
to significant impacts across all of the western Carolinas, but
especially the Piedmont of North Carolina and eastern Piedmont of
South Carolina, including all of the Charlotte metro area, as well
as the northern foothills of North Carolina.

* WIND:
Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the southern Piedmont of North Carolina, including portions
of the Charlotte metro area. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the remainder of the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia.

* TORNADOES:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across the western
Carolinas and northeast Georgia.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
----------------------------------


* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the county or parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.


* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

NEXT UPDATE
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Greenville-Spartanburg SC around midnight EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.

$$
Lane



Tropical Storm Warning

Ian Local Watch/Warning Statement/Advisory Number 29
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC  AL092022
526 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

NCZ071-300530-
/O.CON.KGSP.TR.W.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
Mecklenburg-
526 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
    - Charlotte
    - Huntersville
    - Matthews

* WIND
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
        - Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 50 mph

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39
      to 57 mph
        - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
          force.
        - PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect property should be
          completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind
          damage.
        - ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
        - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
          mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
        - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
          uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees
          are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown
          over.
        - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within
          urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving
          conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
        - Scattered power and communications outages.

* FLOODING RAIN
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flood Watch is in effect
        - Peak Rainfall Amounts: 3-6 inches, with locally higher
          amounts

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for major
      flooding rain
        - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
          the previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for
          major flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are
          likely.
        - PREPARE: Strongly consider protective actions, especially
          if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding.
        - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take
          action will likely result in serious injury or loss of life.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Extensive
        - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and
          rescues.
        - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
          multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos,
          and ditches may become dangerous rivers. In mountain areas,
          destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys while
          increasing susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides.
          Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed.
        - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
          communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or
          washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover
          escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of
          moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions
          become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some
          weakened or washed out.

* TORNADO
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
        - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Tornadoes not expected
        - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms
          with gusty winds may still occur.
        - PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect
          against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest
          tornado situation.
        - ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
        - Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
    - https://readync.org

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
346 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

NCZ036-037-056-057-069>072-082-SCZ009-014-302000-
Iredell-Davie-Catawba-Rowan-Lincoln-Gaston-Mecklenburg-Cabarrus-
Union NC-York-Chester-
346 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT...
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for piedmont North Carolina and
upstate South Carolina.

.DAY ONE...This afternoon and tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Tropical Storm Warning.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Tropical Storm Warning.
   Flood Watch.

Tropical Cyclone Ian and it`s remnants will track through the
Carolinas Friday and Friday night. Widespread moderate to heavy
rainfall and gusty winds will accompany it`s approach and passage.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

None.

$$



Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
310 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

NCZ033-035>037-056-057-069>072-082-501>504-SCZ009-014-300315-
/O.NEW.KGSP.FA.A.0004.220930T1600Z-221001T1600Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Avery-Alexander-Iredell-Davie-Catawba-Rowan-Lincoln-Gaston-
Mecklenburg-Cabarrus-Union NC-Caldwell Mountains-Greater Caldwell-
Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-York-Chester-
Including the cities of Charlotte, Taylorsville, Hickory, Advance,
Blackstock, Bethlehem, Fork Church, Ingalls, Matthews, Pleasant
Grove, Chester, Gastonia, Valdese, Lincolnton, Patterson, Hiddenite,
Mooresville, Millersville, Sawmills, Banner Elk, Granite Falls,
Stony Point, Newland, Weddington, Crouse, Indian Trail, Kings Creek,
Newton, Catawba, Concord, Trinity, Salisbury, Cornwell, Kannapolis,
Farmington, Ellendale, Huntersville, Lenoir, Monroe, Mocksville,
Rock Hill, St. Stephens, Statesville, Morganton, Jonas Ridge, and
Great Falls
310 PM EDT Thu Sep 29 2022

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.

* WHERE...Portions of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina,
  including the following areas, in North Carolina, Alexander,
  Avery, Burke Mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell Mountains, Catawba,
  Davie, Gaston, Greater Burke, Greater Caldwell, Iredell, Lincoln,
  Mecklenburg, Rowan and Union NC. In upstate South Carolina,
  Chester and York.

* WHEN...From Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
  creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
  Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - Heavy rain associated with Ian is expected to move in across
    the western Carolinas on Friday morning. Rain will become
    heavy at times across the western Piedmont and northern
    foothills of North Carolina, and the eastern Piedmont of
    South Carolina, including the Charlotte metro area. As
    rainfall piles up, flash flooding will be possible Friday
    afternoon and Friday night, particularly in the urban areas
    around Charlotte. The heavy rain will lift out Saturday
    morning.
  - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch for flash flooding means there is a potential for
rapid onset flooding based on current forecasts. Flash flooding is a
very dangerous situation and may impact areas that do not typically
flood. Please monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take
action quickly should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

&&

$$

Moore



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