Special Weather Statement 18:00:25.5968

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

NCZ069>072-082-SCZ009-162230-
Gaston NC-Union NC-Lincoln NC-Mecklenburg NC-Cabarrus NC-York SC-
600 PM EDT WED MAY 16 2018

…THUNDERSTORMS WITH TORRENTIAL RAINFALL WILL IMPACT THE CHARLOTTE
METRO AREA AND SURROUNDING PIEDMONT LOCATIONS UNTIL 630 PM EDT…

At 557 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms with torrential
rainfall along a line extending from 8 miles southwest of Gastonia to
10 miles north of Lancaster, and moving north at 15 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Gastonia, Uptown Charlotte, Huntersville, Kannapolis, Downtown
Concord, Monroe, Rock Hill, Central Charlotte, South Charlotte and
Northeast Charlotte.

Wind gusts up to 30 to 40 mph and very heavy rainfall rates of 1 to
2 inches per hour will be possible in these areas. Deep ponding of
water and associated street flooding will develop in low-lying
areas. Streams will rapidly rise to near bankfull.

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.

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 3519 8051 3517 8047 3516 8046 3516 8041
3482 8067 3484 8080 3494 8078 3508 8091
3501 8091 3492 8086 3489 8088 3516 8136
3516 8133 3525 8132 3555 8114 3553 8094
3551 8096 3549 8095 3551 8091 3550 8030
TIME…MOT…LOC 2157Z 192DEG 15KT 3518 8129 3488 8076

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