Special Weather Statement 19:44:30.7322

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

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Hart GA-Franklin GA-Stephens GA-Pickens Mountains SC-
Greater Pickens SC-Greater Oconee SC-Anderson SC-Oconee Mountains SC-
Greenville Mountains SC-Spartanburg SC-Greater Greenville SC-
744 PM EDT TUE SEP 5 2017

…A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
FRANKLIN…STEPHENS…WESTERN HART…GREENVILLE…NORTHWESTERN
SPARTANBURG…NORTHWESTERN ANDERSON…PICKENS AND OCONEE COUNTIES
UNTIL 815 PM EDT…

At 744 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated the leading edge of a cluster
of thunderstorms with intense lightning along a line extending from 9
miles southwest of Columbus to 6 miles south of Walhalla to 4 miles
north of Commerce, and moving southeast at 20 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Greenville Downtown, Easley, Clemson, Toccoa, Seneca, Walhalla,
Pickens, Carnesville, Hartwell and Greenville Eastside.

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 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 3427 8312 3424 8317 3425 8320 3424 8325
3426 8330 3423 8335 3426 8334 3433 8339
3443 8338 3446 8340 3448 8346 3453 8344
3502 8294 3520 8226 3499 8201 3450 8281
3423 8306 3423 8308
TIME…MOT…LOC 2344Z 309DEG 17KT 3512 8228 3468 8308 3426 8347

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