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North Carolina, Greater Burke

Special Statement

Statement as of 5:12 PM EDT on August 17, 2017

Expires 5:45 PM EDT on August 17, 2017


... A strong thunderstorm with intense lightning will impact east
central McDowell and southwestern Burke counties until 545 PM EDT...

At 512 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with
intense lightning 10 miles west of Morganton, or near Lake James,
moving east at 10 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Morganton, Glen Alpine, Lake James State Park, Table Rock, Lake
James, Nebo and Oak Hill.

In addition to intense lightning, 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.

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.


Lat... Lon 3588 8171 3587 8170 3566 8170 3569 8195
      3576 8195 3577 8194 3578 8196 3582 8196
      3585 8192 3588 8191 3590 8174
time... Mot... loc 2112z 268deg 10kt 3579 8187


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512 PM EDT Thu Aug 17 2017

... A strong thunderstorm with intense lightning will impact east
central McDowell and southwestern Burke counties until 545 PM EDT...

At 512 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with
intense lightning 10 miles west of Morganton, or near Lake James,
moving east at 10 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Morganton, Glen Alpine, Lake James State Park, Table Rock, Lake
James, Nebo and Oak Hill.

In addition to intense lightning, 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.

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.


Lat... Lon 3588 8171 3587 8170 3566 8170 3569 8195
      3576 8195 3577 8194 3578 8196 3582 8196
      3585 8192 3588 8191 3590 8174
time... Mot... loc 2112z 268deg 10kt 3579 8187


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