Special Weather Statement 19:00:33.7947

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

NCZ056-068>070-508-510-SCZ007-008-052330-
Greater Rutherford NC-Gaston NC-Cleveland NC-Lincoln NC-
Eastern Polk NC-Catawba NC-Cherokee SC-Spartanburg SC-
700 PM EDT TUE SEP 5 2017

…A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
CATAWBA…SOUTHEASTERN RUTHERFORD…SOUTHEASTERN POLK…LINCOLN…
CLEVELAND…NORTHWESTERN GASTON…NORTHERN SPARTANBURG AND
NORTHWESTERN CHEROKEE COUNTIES UNTIL 730 PM EDT…

At 700 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated the leading edge of a cluster
of thunderstorms with intense lightning along a line extending from 3
miles east of Lincolnton to 10 miles northwest of Shelby to 12 miles
southeast of Columbus, and moving east at 20 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Shelby, Newton, Lincolnton, Forest City, Rutherfordton, Cherryville,
Boiling Springs SC, Spindale, Boiling Springs NC and Maiden.

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

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LAT…LON 3561 8093 3555 8096 3554 8094 3553 8094
3553 8095 3550 8096 3549 8095 3545 8094
3541 8096 3534 8134 3493 8202 3519 8222
3521 8224 3549 8183 3557 8161 3556 8157
3557 8154 3560 8151 3574 8112
TIME…MOT…LOC 2300Z 281DEG 16KT 3549 8119 3540 8166 3509 8209

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