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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Statement as of 6:43 PM EDT on May 29, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on May 29, 2017


Severe Thunderstorm Watch 298 remains in effect until 900 PM EDT

NC
. North Carolina counties included are

Cabarrus Cleveland Gaston
Lincoln Mecklenburg Union




Special Statement

Statement as of 6:34 PM EDT on May 29, 2017

Expires 7:00 PM EDT on May 29, 2017


... A strong thunderstorm will impact southeastern Cleveland and
Gaston counties until 700 PM EDT...

At 634 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 7
miles west of Gastonia, or near Bessemer City, moving east at 40 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Gastonia, Kings Mountain, Mt Holly, Belmont, Bessemer City, South
Gastonia, Dallas, Stanley, Cramerton and Lowell.

Wind gusts up to 45 mph, dime size hail and very heavy rainfall rates
up to 2 inches per hour will be possible in these areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

The combination of gusty winds and saturated soil conditions will
cause scattered trees and power lines to fall. Seek shelter inside an
interior room.


A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 900 PM EDT for
the Piedmont of North Carolina.

Lat... Lon 3535 8096 3535 8097 3534 8099 3533 8098
      3530 8101 3527 8102 3518 8100 3515 8101
      3519 8139 3537 8139 3540 8096 3539 8095
      3538 8098 3537 8099 3536 8097 3538 8096
      3536 8092
time... Mot... loc 2234z 270deg 33kt 3528 8130


Hg

610 PM EDT Mon may 29 2017

... A strong thunderstorm with intense lightning will impact
southwestern Lincoln... southern Cleveland and northwestern Gaston
counties until 645 PM EDT...

At 610 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with
intense lightning near Shelby, or near Kingstown, moving east at 35
mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Shelby, Lincolnton, Gastonia, Kings Mountain, Cherryville, Bessemer
City, Lawndale, Patterson Springs, Fallston and Lattimore.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 45 mph, half inch
hail and very heavy rainfall rates up to 2 inches per hour will be
possible in these areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

The combination of gusty winds and saturated soil conditions will
cause scattered trees and power lines to fall. Seek shelter inside an
interior room.

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 Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 900 PM EDT for
the Piedmont of North Carolina.

Lat... Lon 3522 8166 3540 8168 3551 8125 3523 8122
time... Mot... loc 2210z 262deg 29kt 3533 8159


Hg


610 PM EDT Mon may 29 2017

... A strong thunderstorm with intense lightning will impact
southwestern Lincoln... southern Cleveland and northwestern Gaston
counties until 645 PM EDT...

At 610 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with
intense lightning near Shelby, or near Kingstown, moving east at 35
mph.

Locations to be impacted include...
Shelby, Lincolnton, Gastonia, Kings Mountain, Cherryville, Bessemer
City, Lawndale, Patterson Springs, Fallston and Lattimore.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 45 mph, half inch
hail and very heavy rainfall rates up to 2 inches per hour will be
possible in these areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

The combination of gusty winds and saturated soil conditions will
cause scattered trees and power lines to fall. Seek shelter inside an
interior room.

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 Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 900 PM EDT for
the Piedmont of North Carolina.

Lat... Lon 3522 8166 3540 8168 3551 8125 3523 8122
time... Mot... loc 2210z 262deg 29kt 3533 8159


Hg

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