Special Weather Statement 21:15:40.1540

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

GAZ029-SCZ006-010>012-019-060145-
Elbert GA-Laurens SC-Anderson SC-Abbeville SC-Greenwood SC-
Greater Greenville SC-
915 PM EDT TUE SEP 5 2017

…A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
ELBERT…WESTERN LAURENS…SOUTHEASTERN GREENVILLE…ANDERSON…
ABBEVILLE AND NORTHWESTERN GREENWOOD COUNTIES UNTIL 945 PM EDT…

At 915 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated the leading edge of a cluster
of thunderstorms with intense lightning along a line extending from 7
miles south of Easley to 12 miles east of Anderson to 5 miles south
of Elberton, and moving east at 35 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Anderson, Abbeville, Elberton, Laurens, Greenville Downtown,
Greenville Eastside, Mauldin, Simpsonville, Five Forks and Fountain
Inn.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 45 mph 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 3399 8265 3398 8286 3401 8294 3417 8310
3423 8306 3423 8300 3421 8298 3429 8277
3448 8289 3456 8284 3472 8270 3491 8222
3485 8223 3478 8214 3438 8199 3406 8239
3408 8248 3407 8253 3401 8260 3396 8257
TIME…MOT…LOC 0115Z 256DEG 30KT 3471 8256 3454 8243 3402 8288

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