Special Weather Statement 18:47:06.9510

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

GAZ010-017-018-026-NCZ062>065-SCZ001>005-052315-
Franklin GA-Stephens GA-Rabun GA-Habersham GA-Transylvania NC-
Henderson NC-Southern Jackson NC-Macon NC-Greater Pickens SC-
Greater Oconee SC-Pickens Mountains SC-Oconee Mountains SC-
Greenville Mountains SC-
646 PM EDT TUE SEP 5 2017

…A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
NORTHWESTERN FRANKLIN…STEPHENS…HABERSHAM…RABUN…SOUTHEASTERN
MACON…TRANSYLVANIA…SOUTHERN HENDERSON…SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON…
NORTHWESTERN GREENVILLE…PICKENS AND OCONEE COUNTIES UNTIL 715 PM
EDT…

At 646 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated the leading edge of a cluster
of thunderstorms with intense lightning along a line extending from
near Hendersonville to 12 miles northwest of Pickens to 4 miles
southeast of Clayton to 8 miles southwest of Clarkesville, and moving
southeast at 15 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Hendersonville, Toccoa, Seneca, Brevard, Walhalla, Pickens, Clayton,
Clarkesville, Clemson and Easley.

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.

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

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.

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LAT…LON 3454 8362 3466 8366 3490 8360 3517 8309
3540 8246 3534 8230 3519 8236 3520 8222
3515 8222 3502 8237 3497 8253 3491 8251
3485 8258 3450 8314 3429 8336 3433 8339
3446 8340 3449 8354 3443 8362 3450 8367
TIME…MOT…LOC 2246Z 293DEG 15KT 3531 8249 3505 8281 3485 8333 3450
8360

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