• Special Weather Statement

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    NCZ069>072-082-SCZ009-162230- Gaston NC-Union NC-Lincoln NC-Mecklenburg NC-Cabarrus NC-York SC- 600 PM EDT WED MAY 16 2018 ...THUNDERSTORMS WITH TORRENTIAL RAINFALL WILL IMPACT THE CHARLOTTE METRO AREA AND SURROUNDING PIEDMONT LOCATIONS UNTIL 630 PM EDT... At 557 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms with torrential rainfall along a line extending from 8 miles southwest of Gastonia to 10 miles north of Lancaster, and moving north at 15 mph. Locations to be impacted include... Gastonia, Uptown Charlotte, Huntersville, Kannapolis, Downtown Concord, Monroe, Rock Hill, Central Charlotte, South Charlotte and Northeast Charlotte. Wind gusts up to 30 to 40 mph and very heavy rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour will be possible in these areas. Deep ponding of water and associated street flooding will develop in low-lying areas. Streams will rapidly rise to near bankfull. 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. 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 3519 8051 3517 8047 3516 8046 3516 8041 3482 8067 3484 8080 3494 8078 3508 8091 3501 8091 3492 8086 3489 8088 3516 8136 3516 8133 3525 8132 3555 8114 3553 8094 3551 8096 3549 8095 3551 8091 3550 8030 TIME...MOT...LOC 2157Z 192DEG 15KT 3518 8129 3488 8076 $$

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