• Special Weather Statement

    NCZ056-192230- Catawba NC- 559 PM EDT SUN AUG 19 2018 ...A THUNDERSTORM WITH TORRENTIAL RAINFALL WILL IMPACT NORTH CENTRAL CATAWBA COUNTY UNTIL 630 PM EDT... At 558 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a thunderstorm with torrential rainfall near Hickory, moving east at 10 mph. Locations to be impacted include... Hickory, Newton, St. Stephens, Conover, Longview and Mountain View. Very heavy rainfall rates up to 2 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 3578 8119 3567 8120 3572 8139 3576 8137 3577 8135 3578 8136 TIME...MOT...LOC 2158Z 278DEG 10KT 3574 8131 $$

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