• Special Weather Statement

    Updated:
    NCZ071-161845- Mecklenburg NC- 207 PM EDT WED MAY 16 2018 ...A THUNDERSTORM WITH TORRENTIAL RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS WILL IMPACT MECKLENBURG COUNTY UNTIL 245 PM EDT... At 205 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a thunderstorm with torrential rainfall 11 miles southwest of Uptown Charlotte, or near Carowinds, moving northeast at 30 mph. Locations to be impacted include... Uptown Charlotte, Huntersville, Central Charlotte, Northeast Charlotte, Southwest Charlotte, East Charlotte, Northwest Charlotte, Pineville, Freedom Park and Reedy Creek Park. Wind gusts of 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 in low-lying and poor drainage areas is expected. 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 3503 8087 3511 8093 3505 8104 3506 8106 3509 8106 3511 8103 3514 8105 3515 8104 3516 8100 3518 8100 3523 8101 3542 8087 3529 8067 3526 8066 3524 8062 TIME...MOT...LOC 1805Z 218DEG 25KT 3510 8097 $$

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