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South Carolina, Pickens Mountains

Special Statement

Statement as of 10:24 PM EDT on August 26, 2016

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 26, 2016


... A strong thunderstorm with intense lightning will impact central
Oconee and west central Pickens counties until 1100 PM EDT...

At 1024 PM EDT... Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm
with intense lightning 7 miles northeast of Walhalla... or near
Salem... moving west at 10 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Walhalla... Salem... devils Fork State Park... Oconee State Park... Lake
Keowee... Keowee Toxaway State Park... Mountain Rest and Nine Times.

In addition to intense lightning... wind gusts up to 40 mph 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 3479 8326 3488 8323 3488 8321 3489 8320
      3492 8316 3493 8316 3493 8314 3494 8313
      3494 8311 3495 8313 3499 8310 3500 8310
      3501 8307 3490 8281 3483 8284 3481 8289
      3478 8288 3470 8291
time... Mot... loc 0224z 109deg 10kt 3486 8301


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