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North Carolina, Wayne

Heat Advisory

Statement as of 1:06 PM EDT on August 17, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on August 17, 2017


... Heat advisory in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a heat
advisory, which is in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening.

* Heat index values... will range from 105 to 109 due to
temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s combined with
dew points in the mid to upper 70s.

* Timing... elevated heat index values will continue through
the afternoon into the early evening.

* Impacts... the heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. Hot temperatures and high humidity will create a
situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of
fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and
check up on relatives and neighbors.




Special Statement

Statement as of 4:44 PM EDT on August 17, 2017

Expires 5:30 PM EDT on August 17, 2017


... A strong thunderstorm will affect northeastern Wayne... east
central Johnston and southern Wilson counties until 545 PM EDT...

At 443 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 10
miles west of Fremont, or 11 miles northeast of Smithfield, moving
east at 15 mph.

Wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Heavy rain and minor flooding and deadly cloud to ground lightning
will also be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Wilson, Fremont, Micro, Selma, Pine Level, Kenly, Lucama,
Stantonsburg, Black Creek and Pikeville.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Seek shelter in a nearby building or vehicle. Wind gusts as high as
40 mph are capable of knocking down tree limbs and blowing around
trash cans, potted plants, lawn furniture and other light outdoor
objects.

Locally heavy rain will quickly reduce visibility and result in
ponding of water on roadways, standing water in low lying areas, and
minor flooding of creeks, streams, and areas of poor drainage.
Drivers are urged to slow down and use extra caution to avoid
hydroplaning, especially in urban areas where prolonged heavy rain
can quickly lead to flooding.

Cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.


Lat... Lon 3557 7782 3545 7783 3548 7827 3564 7831
      3577 7779 3560 7778
time... Mot... loc 2043z 263deg 14kt 3557 7816


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431 PM EDT Thu Aug 17 2017

... A strong thunderstorm will affect southern Wayne County until 530
PM EDT...

At 431 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Mount Olive, moving east at 15 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm.

Heavy rain and minor flooding and deadly cloud to ground lightning
will also be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Goldsboro, Mount Olive, Walnut Creek, Seven Springs, Mar-Mac,
Brogden, Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, Elroy and Grantham.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Seek shelter in a nearby building or vehicle. Wind gusts as high as
50 mph are capable of knocking down small or weakened trees and
blowing around trash cans, potted plants, lawn furniture and other
light outdoor objects.

Locally heavy rain will quickly reduce visibility and result in
ponding of water on roadways, standing water in low lying areas, and
minor flooding of creeks, streams, and areas of poor drainage.
Drivers are urged to slow down and use extra caution to avoid
hydroplaning, especially in urban areas where prolonged heavy rain
can quickly lead to flooding.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.


Lat... Lon 3536 7782 3532 7783 3518 7784 3515 7790
      3517 7793 3516 7797 3518 7799 3519 7802
      3519 7804 3518 7807 3519 7816 3521 7817
      3522 7821 3533 7823 3542 7782 3540 7780
      3538 7780
time... Mot... loc 2031z 263deg 14kt 3525 7813


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431 PM EDT Thu Aug 17 2017

... A strong thunderstorm will affect southern Wayne County until 530
PM EDT...

At 431 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Mount Olive, moving east at 15 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm.

Heavy rain and minor flooding and deadly cloud to ground lightning
will also be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Goldsboro, Mount Olive, Walnut Creek, Seven Springs, Mar-Mac,
Brogden, Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, Elroy and Grantham.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Seek shelter in a nearby building or vehicle. Wind gusts as high as
50 mph are capable of knocking down small or weakened trees and
blowing around trash cans, potted plants, lawn furniture and other
light outdoor objects.

Locally heavy rain will quickly reduce visibility and result in
ponding of water on roadways, standing water in low lying areas, and
minor flooding of creeks, streams, and areas of poor drainage.
Drivers are urged to slow down and use extra caution to avoid
hydroplaning, especially in urban areas where prolonged heavy rain
can quickly lead to flooding.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.


Lat... Lon 3536 7782 3532 7783 3518 7784 3515 7790
      3517 7793 3516 7797 3518 7799 3519 7802
      3519 7804 3518 7807 3519 7816 3521 7817
      3522 7821 3533 7823 3542 7782 3540 7780
      3538 7780
time... Mot... loc 2031z 263deg 14kt 3525 7813


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