Special Weather Statement 16:35:52.2432

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
435 PM EDT THU MAY 31 2018

NCZ509-SCZ002-003-006-007-312115-
Polk Mountains NC-Pickens Mountains SC-Greenville Mountains SC-
Spartanburg SC-Greater Greenville SC-
435 PM EDT THU MAY 31 2018

…STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
GREENVILLE…NORTHWESTERN SPARTANBURG AND NORTHEASTERN PICKENS
COUNTIES UNTIL 515 PM EDT…

At 435 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms with
intense lightning along a line extending from 12 miles southwest of
Columbus to 9 miles northwest of Greenville Downtown, and moving
southeast at 25 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Greenville Downtown, Greenville Eastside, Greer, Mauldin, Taylors,
Five Forks, Travelers Rest, Duncan, Lyman and Landrum.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 50 mph and pea
size hail will be possible in these areas.

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.

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 3492 8252 3497 8254 3496 8257 3497 8259
3513 8262 3517 8251 3516 8250 3518 8248
3518 8246 3516 8246 3517 8244 3520 8242
3521 8238 3519 8238 3518 8237 3522 8235
3515 8198 3469 8219 3470 8220
TIME…MOT…LOC 2035Z 297DEG 23KT 3509 8229 3497 8248

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