Stanly NC-Richmond NC-Anson NC-Lee NC-Chatham NC-Randolph NC-
Moore NC-Montgomery NC-
808 PM EDT SAT AUG 18 2018
...AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT MOORE...
NORTHERN ANSON...NORTHERN RICHMOND...MONTGOMERY...SOUTHEASTERN
RANDOLPH...SOUTHEASTERN STANLY...LEE AND SOUTHERN CHATHAM COUNTIES
UNTIL 915 PM EDT...
At 808 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking an area of showers and
strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 6 miles south of
Siler City to near Ansonville. Movement was east at 25 mph.
Wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible with these storms.
Heavy rain and minor flooding and deadly cloud to ground lightning
will also be possible with these storms.
Locations impacted include...
Sanford, Southern Pines, Troy, Carthage, Pinehurst, Aberdeen, Biscoe,
Ansonville, Hoffman and Goldston.
Seek shelter in a nearby building or vehicle. Wind gusts as high as
40 mph are capable of knocking down tree limbs and blowing around
trash cans, potted plants, lawn furniture and other light outdoor
Locally heavy rain will quickly reduce visibility and result in
ponding of water on roadways, standing water in low lying areas, and
minor flooding of creeks, streams, and areas of poor drainage.
Drivers are urged to slow down and use extra caution to avoid
hydroplaning, especially in urban areas where prolonged heavy rain
can quickly lead to flooding.
Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.
LAT...LON 3520 8028 3570 7959 3568 7897 3561 7899
3558 7892 3527 7922 3524 7918 3502 7954
TIME...MOT...LOC 0008Z 275DEG 21KT 3563 7946 3510 8018