Special Weather Statement 18:15:07.6228

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

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Rabun GA-Habersham GA-Transylvania NC-Southern Jackson NC-Macon NC-
Pickens Mountains SC-Oconee Mountains SC-
614 PM EDT TUE SEP 5 2017

…A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
HABERSHAM…RABUN…SOUTHEASTERN MACON…SOUTHERN TRANSYLVANIA…
SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON…NORTHWESTERN PICKENS AND NORTHWESTERN OCONEE
COUNTIES UNTIL 645 PM EDT…

At 614 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated the leading edge of a cluster
of thunderstorms with intense lightning along a line extending from
11 miles southwest of Brevard to 10 miles southeast of Hiawassee to 5
miles west of Cleveland, and moving east at 30 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Clayton, Clarkesville, Demorest, Highlands, Mountain City, Rosman,
Tiger, Dillard, Sky Valley and Cashiers.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 50 mph and dime
size 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 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.

These storms 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 3491 8363 3494 8360 3495 8355 3499 8355
3500 8348 3500 8352 3503 8353 3504 8351
3519 8303 3522 8260 3514 8258 3513 8268
3505 8276 3487 8320 3453 8355 3453 8363
3455 8362 3466 8366 3474 8362 3480 8368
TIME…MOT…LOC 2214Z 263DEG 25KT 3515 8289 3484 8362 3461 8386

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