Special Weather Statement 16:58:32.4666

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
458 PM EDT TUE SEP 5 2017

SCZ001-002-005-052130-
Pickens Mountains SC-Greater Pickens SC-Oconee Mountains SC-
458 PM EDT TUE SEP 5 2017

…A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT PICKENS
AND NORTHEASTERN OCONEE COUNTIES UNTIL 530 PM EDT…

At 457 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with
intense lightning 8 miles west of Pickens, or near Keowee Toxaway
State Park, moving east at 15 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Pickens, Easley, Salem, Lake Keowee, Jocassee Gorges, Lake Jocassee,
Devils Fork State Park, Table Rock State Park, Keowee Toxaway State
Park and Pumpkintown.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 50 mph and half
inch hail 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 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.

This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio and tv
stations, as well as local cable tv outlets for additional
information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

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LAT…LON 3507 8257 3506 8257 3506 8260 3504 8260
3503 8259 3501 8260 3501 8254 3500 8254
3498 8253 3498 8255 3497 8253 3492 8252
3491 8250 3484 8249 3481 8297 3500 8302
TIME…MOT…LOC 2057Z 269DEG 12KT 3492 8285

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