Special Weather Statement 20:49:13.7947

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

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Elbert GA-Hart GA-Laurens SC-Anderson SC-Abbeville SC-Greenwood SC-
Spartanburg SC-Greater Greenville SC-
849 PM EDT TUE SEP 5 2017

…A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
ELBERT…CENTRAL HART…LAURENS…SOUTHEASTERN GREENVILLE…SOUTHERN
SPARTANBURG…ANDERSON…ABBEVILLE AND NORTHWESTERN GREENWOOD
COUNTIES UNTIL 915 PM EDT…

At 848 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated the leading edge of a cluster
of thunderstorms with intense lightning along a line extending from
13 miles north of Laurens to near Anderson to 5 miles northwest of
Elberton, and moving east at 35 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Anderson, Laurens, Abbeville, Elberton, Hartwell, Mauldin,
Simpsonville, Clinton, Five Forks and Fountain Inn.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 40 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 3410 8303 3455 8292 3467 8279 3472 8269
3483 8214 3477 8180 3460 8185 3455 8172
3456 8168 3453 8165 3450 8167 3406 8245
3408 8248 3407 8253 3402 8259 3401 8259
TIME…MOT…LOC 0048Z 275DEG 29KT 3469 8196 3450 8268 3416 8292

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