• Special Weather Statement

    Updated:
    NCZ039-040-073>076-083-084-190115- 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. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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 objects. 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 3508 8029 TIME...MOT...LOC 0008Z 275DEG 21KT 3563 7946 3510 8018 $$

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