• Special Weather Statement

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    NCZ036-056-069>071-082-SCZ009-014-122230- Gaston NC-Iredell NC-Union NC-Lincoln NC-Mecklenburg NC-Catawba NC- York SC-Chester SC- 456 PM EST FRI JAN 12 2018 ...AN AREA OF HEAVY RAIN WILL IMPACT SOUTHEASTERN CATAWBA...EASTERN LINCOLN...SOUTHEASTERN IREDELL...MECKLENBURG...EASTERN GASTON... NORTHWESTERN UNION...NORTHEASTERN CHESTER AND EASTERN YORK COUNTIES UNTIL 530 PM EST... At 456 PM EST, Doppler radar indicated the leading edge of an area of heavy rain along a line extending from 9 miles northeast of Lincolnton to 8 miles east of Gastonia to 9 miles south of Rock Hill, and moving northeast at 50 mph. Locations to be impacted include... Rock Hill, Uptown Charlotte, Huntersville, Statesville, Monroe, Central Charlotte, South Charlotte, Northeast Charlotte, Southwest Charlotte and East Charlotte. Wind gusts up to 40 mph and torrential rainfall rates up to 3 inches per hour will be possible in these areas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Torrential rainfall may flood areas with poor drainage, such as ditches and underpasses. Avoid these areas and do not cross flooded roads. Water levels of small streams may also rise rapidly. Seek higher ground if threatened by flood waters. && LAT...LON 3585 8071 3568 8077 3551 8074 3549 8079 3540 8077 3535 8069 3527 8067 3523 8058 3502 8059 3488 8079 3494 8078 3508 8091 3484 8087 3468 8108 3520 8106 3557 8115 3602 8070 TIME...MOT...LOC 2156Z 224DEG 44KT 3554 8109 3524 8102 3480 8104 $$

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