Special Weather Statement 17:25:14.7662

WWUS82 KGSP 242124
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
524 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

SCZ001>005-010-242215-
Pickens Mountains SC-Greater Pickens SC-Greater Oconee SC-
Anderson SC-Oconee Mountains SC-Greenville Mountains SC-
524 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

…STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT NORTHWESTERN GREENVILLE…
NORTHWESTERN ANDERSON…PICKENS AND EASTERN OCONEE COUNTIES UNTIL 615
PM EDT…

At 524 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms along a
line extending from 13 miles northwest of Pickens to 11 miles
northwest of Hartwell, and moving east at 25 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Easley, Clemson, Seneca, Pickens, Anderson, Central, Northlake,
Pendleton, Liberty and Slater-Marietta.

Wind gusts up to 45 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.

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. Do not drive across
flooded roads.

&&

A tornado watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for northeastern
Georgia…western North Carolina…and Upstate South Carolina.

LAT…LON 3448 8289 3447 8301 3448 8304 3453 8310
3504 8295 3508 8280 3507 8278 3507 8275
3510 8269 3513 8268 3512 8266 3518 8245
3517 8246 3517 8243 3498 8250 3497 8253
3493 8252 3442 8269 3442 8285
TIME…MOT…LOC 2124Z 265DEG 21KT 3503 8287 3449 8305

$$

ARK

Special Weather Statement 16:45:24.3600

WWUS82 KGSP 242045
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
445 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

GAZ010-017-018-026-SCZ001-002-004-242130-
Franklin GA-Rabun GA-Stephens GA-Habersham GA-Pickens Mountains SC-
Greater Oconee SC-Oconee Mountains SC-
445 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

…STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT NORTHERN
FRANKLIN…STEPHENS…SOUTHEASTERN HABERSHAM…EASTERN RABUN…
NORTHWESTERN PICKENS AND OCONEE COUNTIES UNTIL 530 PM EDT…

At 444 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms with
intense lightning along a line extending from 13 miles northeast of
Clayton to 9 miles north of Homer, and moving east at 30 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Toccoa, Seneca, Walhalla, Carnesville, Westminster, Lavonia, Gumlog,
Martin, Avalon and Tallulah Falls.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 45 mph and pea
size hail will be possible in these areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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. Do not drive across
flooded roads.

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.

&&

A tornado watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for northeastern
Georgia…western North Carolina…and Upstate South Carolina.

LAT…LON 3438 8339 3446 8340 3449 8350 3500 8327
3500 8311 3508 8278 3507 8278 3506 8276
3449 8304 3449 8305 3442 8309 3437 8310
TIME…MOT…LOC 2044Z 262DEG 15KT 3500 8321 3446 8344

$$

CDG

Special Weather Statement 16:24:43.9380

WWUS82 KGSP 242024
SPSGSP

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
424 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

SCZ002-003-005-006-242115-
Pickens Mountains SC-Greater Pickens SC-Greenville Mountains SC-
Greater Greenville SC-
424 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

…STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT NORTHWESTERN GREENVILLE AND
NORTHERN PICKENS COUNTIES UNTIL 515 PM EDT…

At 424 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms along a
line extending from 10 miles north of Pickens to 8 miles east of
Walhalla, and moving east at 40 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Pickens, Slater-Marietta, Pleasant Ridge State Park, Jones Gap State
Park, Table Rock State Park, Caesars Head State Park, Lake Keowee,
Six Mile, Tigerville and Pumpkintown.

Wind gusts up to 45 mph and pea size hail will be possible in these
areas.

A tornado watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for western North
Carolina…and Upstate South Carolina.

LAT…LON 3481 8290 3486 8290 3507 8277 3507 8275
3508 8275 3510 8270 3512 8268 3513 8263
3515 8257 3516 8255 3516 8253 3518 8246
3516 8246 3517 8244 3519 8242 3521 8239
3518 8237 3519 8230 3488 8252 3480 8289
TIME…MOT…LOC 2024Z 251DEG 42KT 3504 8276 3480 8292

$$

CDG

Special Weather Statement 15:33:28.1568

WWUS82 KGSP 241933 RRA
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
333 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

NCZ070-071-SCZ009-242000-
Gaston NC-Mecklenburg NC-York SC-
333 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

…A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT MECKLENBURG…SOUTHEASTERN
GASTON AND NORTHEASTERN YORK COUNTIES UNTIL 400 PM EDT…

At 332 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 11
miles southwest of Uptown Charlotte, or near Carowinds, moving
northeast at 35 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Uptown Charlotte, Huntersville, Central Charlotte, South Charlotte,
Northeast Charlotte, Southwest Charlotte, East Charlotte, Northwest
Charlotte, Matthews and Mint Hill.

Wind gusts up to 40 mph and very heavy rainfall rates up to 2 inches
per hour 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.

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. Do not drive across
flooded roads.

&&

A tornado watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for the Piedmont
of North Carolina…and Upstate South Carolina.

LAT…LON 3522 8058 3502 8085 3507 8090 3503 8090
3501 8091 3499 8089 3495 8094 3506 8111
3541 8095
TIME…MOT…LOC 1932Z 223DEG 32KT 3509 8094

$$

ARK

Severe Weather Statement 15:17:09.2506

WWUS52 KGSP 241916
SVSGSP

Severe Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
316 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

SCC059-087-241926-
/O.CAN.KGSP.TO.W.0008.000000T0000Z-170524T1930Z/
Laurens SC-Union SC-
316 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

…THE TORNADO WARNING FOR EAST CENTRAL LAURENS AND CENTRAL UNION
COUNTIES IS CANCELLED…

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe
limits, and no longer appears capable of producing a tornado.
Therefore the warning has been cancelled.

A tornado watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for Upstate South
Carolina.

LAT…LON 3451 8185 3480 8178 3474 8149 3473 8149
3451 8161 3452 8162 3452 8163 3453 8164
3450 8167 3446 8170
TIME…MOT…LOC 1915Z 196DEG 22KT 3470 8168

$$

ARK

Special Weather Statement 15:13:04.5787

WWUS82 KGSP 241912
SPSGSP

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
312 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

SCZ008-009-013-241945-
York SC-Cherokee SC-Union SC-
312 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

…A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT NORTHWESTERN YORK…EASTERN
CHEROKEE AND NORTHEASTERN UNION COUNTIES UNTIL 345 PM EDT…

At 312 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 10
miles north of Union, or 4 miles northeast of Jonesville, moving
northeast at 45 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Clover, Blacksburg, Jonesville, Hickory Grove, Smyrna, Kings Mountain
State Park, Sharon, Cherokee Falls, Draytonville and Saratt.

Wind gusts up to 45 mph, pea size hail and very heavy rainfall rates
up to 2 inches per hour 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.

This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio and tv
stations, as well as local cable tv outlets for additional
information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

&&

A tornado watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for Upstate South
Carolina.

LAT…LON 3486 8176 3491 8171 3492 8172 3517 8152
3516 8129 3510 8119 3475 8159
TIME…MOT…LOC 1912Z 217DEG 37KT 3487 8162

$$

ARK

Tornado Warning 14:53:50.7506

WFUS52 KGSP 241853
TORGSP
SCC059-087-241930-
/O.NEW.KGSP.TO.W.0008.170524T1853Z-170524T1930Z/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Tornado Warning
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
253 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Tornado Warning for…
East central Laurens County in Upstate South Carolina…
Central Union County in Upstate South Carolina…

* Until 330 PM EDT

* At 253 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located 12 miles southwest of Union, or 4 miles southwest of
Rose Hill State Park, moving north at 25 mph.

HAZARD…Tornado.

SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
damage is likely.

* This dangerous storm will be near…
Rose Hill State Park around 300 PM EDT.
Buffalo around 320 PM EDT.
Union and Monarch Mill around 330 PM EDT.

Other locations impacted by this dangerous thunderstorm include Cross
Keys and Sedalia.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.

Please report damaging winds, hail, or flooding to the National
Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg by calling toll free, 1, 800,
2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by posting on our Facebook page, or Tweet it using
hashtag nwsgsp. Your message should describe the event and the
specific location where it occurred.

&&

LAT…LON 3451 8185 3480 8178 3474 8149 3473 8149
3451 8161 3452 8162 3452 8163 3453 8164
3450 8167 3446 8170
TIME…MOT…LOC 1853Z 196DEG 22KT 3456 8173

TORNADO…RADAR INDICATED
HAIL…0.00IN

$$

ARK

Special Weather Statement 14:38:30.8444

WWUS82 KGSP 241838
SPSGSP

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
238 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

SCZ007-008-013-241915-
Cherokee SC-Union SC-Spartanburg SC-
238 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

…A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT SOUTHEASTERN SPARTANBURG…
SOUTHERN CHEROKEE AND NORTHWESTERN UNION COUNTIES UNTIL 315 PM EDT…

At 237 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 12
miles west of Union, or 8 miles west of Buffalo, moving northeast at
35 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Gaffney, Union, Pacolet, Buffalo, Jonesville, Pacolet Mills, Croft
State Park, Cross Keys, Saratt and Cross Anchor.

Wind gusts up to 45 mph and dime size hail will be possible in these
areas.

A tornado watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for Upstate South
Carolina.

LAT…LON 3471 8197 3507 8168 3492 8147 3490 8148
3489 8147 3486 8147 3460 8181
TIME…MOT…LOC 1837Z 220DEG 30KT 3472 8184

$$

KRENTZ

Special Weather Statement 13:58:53.3912

WWUS82 KGSP 241758
SPSGSP

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
158 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

GAZ029-SCZ010-011-241845-
Elbert GA-Anderson SC-Abbeville SC-
158 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

…A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT NORTHEASTERN ELBERT…
SOUTHEASTERN ANDERSON AND NORTHWESTERN ABBEVILLE COUNTIES UNTIL 245
PM EDT…

At 158 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 11
miles northeast of Elberton, or near Russell State Park, moving
northeast at 35 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Anderson, Homeland Park, Belton, Honea Path, Iva, Lake Secession,
Starr, Lowndesville, Russell State Park and Lake Russell.

Wind gusts up to 40 mph and pea size hail will be possible in these
areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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. Do not drive across
flooded roads.

&&

A tornado watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for northeastern
Georgia…and Upstate South Carolina.

LAT…LON 3411 8267 3421 8286 3428 8282 3429 8277
3432 8279 3459 8262 3445 8235
TIME…MOT…LOC 1758Z 212DEG 31KT 3423 8272

$$

CDG

Special Weather Statement 13:35:35.1567

WWUS82 KGSP 241735
SPSGSP

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
135 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

SCZ011-012-019-241815-
Laurens SC-Abbeville SC-Greenwood SC-
135 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

…A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT WESTERN
LAURENS…NORTHEASTERN ABBEVILLE AND NORTHWESTERN GREENWOOD COUNTIES
UNTIL 215 PM EDT…

At 135 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with
intense lightning 11 miles north of Abbeville, or near Shoals
Junction, moving northeast at 35 mph.

Locations to be impacted include…
Laurens, Clinton, Ware Shoals, Gray Court, Donalds, Cokesbury,
Hodges, Shoals Junction, Due West and Waterloo.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 40 mph and pea
size hail will be possible in these areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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. Do not drive across
flooded roads.

Frequent lightning is occurring with this storm. 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 storm approaches.

&&

A tornado watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for Upstate South
Carolina.

LAT…LON 3437 8242 3448 8232 3454 8224 3458 8224
3474 8209 3472 8208 3472 8207 3470 8207
3470 8206 3466 8200 3466 8198 3451 8180
3424 8227
TIME…MOT…LOC 1735Z 224DEG 21KT 3434 8231

$$

CDG