• Special Weather Statement

    NCZ501-502-112215- Caldwell Mountains NC-Greater Caldwell NC- 547 PM EDT WED JUL 11 2018 ...A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT CENTRAL CALDWELL COUNTY UNTIL 615 PM EDT... At 546 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated the leading edge of a cluster of thunderstorms along a line extending from 10 miles south of Blowing Rock to 8 miles northeast of Lenoir, and moving southwest at 5 mph. Locations to be impacted include... Lenoir, Cedar Rock, Collettsville, Patterson and Globe. Wind gusts up to 50 mph, half inch hail and torrential rainfall rates up to 3 inches per hour will be possible in these areas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Gusty winds can blow down trees that are dead, or that have weakened root systems. Outdoor furniture and similar items can be tossed around if not anchored. Seek shelter indoors. 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 3607 8142 3594 8143 3591 8175 3592 8175 3604 8171 TIME...MOT...LOC 2146Z 025DEG 5KT 3597 8169 3600 8145 $$

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