Special Weather Statement 17:19:53.3782

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
519 PM EDT WED MAY 16 2018

NCZ035>037-056-057-068>072-082-SCZ008-009-013-014-162215-
Rowan NC-Davie NC-Iredell NC-Cleveland NC-Lincoln NC-Gaston NC-
Union NC-Mecklenburg NC-Cabarrus NC-Alexander NC-Catawba NC-York SC-
Cherokee SC-Chester SC-Union SC-
519 PM EDT WED MAY 16 2018

..SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS AND TORRENTIAL
RAINFALL ACROSS THE INTERSTATE 77 CORRIDOR AND SURROUNDING AREAS
THROUGH 7 PM EDT…

At 516 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking numerous showers and
thunderstorms producing very heavy rainfall across the I-77 corridor
and surrounding areas. These thunderstorms were moving northeast at
20 mph but some were repeatedly affecting the same locations with
heavy rainfall.

Locations to be impacted include…
Gastonia, Rock Hill, Uptown Charlotte, Huntersville, Kannapolis,
Hickory, Downtown Concord, Monroe, Salisbury and Statesville.

Wind gusts up to 35 mph and very heavy rainfall rates of 1 to 2
inches per hour will be possible in these areas. Expect deep ponding
of water in low-lying and poor drainage areas, and streams will
likely rise to near bankfull in many locations.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Torrential rainfall may flood areas with poor drainage, such as
ditches and underpasses. Avoid these areas and do not cross flooded
roads. Water levels of small streams may also rise rapidly. Seek
higher ground if threatened by flood waters.

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LAT…LON 3550 8030 3519 8051 3516 8044 3519 8028
3481 8034 3482 8080 3494 8078 3508 8091
3454 8088 3454 8146 3548 8144 3599 8131
3603 8044 3589 8037 3583 8049 3574 8046
3572 8034 3552 8018
TIME…MOT…LOC 2116Z 217DEG 24KT 3498 8104

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HG