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North Carolina, Eastern Polk

Special Statement

Statement as of 4:23 PM EDT on August 27, 2016

Expires 5:00 PM EDT on August 27, 2016


... A strong thunderstorm with intense lightning will impact west
central Rutherford... southeastern Buncombe... central Polk and
northeastern Henderson counties until 500 PM EDT...

At 423 PM EDT... Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm
with intense lightning 8 miles north of Columbus... or 5 miles south
of Lake Lure... moving west at 15 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Hendersonville... Columbus... Fairview in Buncombe County... Laurel
Park... Lake lure... Chimney Rock State Park... Bat Cave... Mountain
home... Dana and Mill Spring.

In addition to intense lightning... wind gusts up to 50 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 3545 8205 3525 8216 3531 8252 3557 8240
time... Mot... loc 2023z 110deg 15kt 3537 8221


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