• Special Weather Statement

    NCZ068-070-SCZ008-140030- Gaston NC-Cleveland NC-Cherokee SC- 803 PM EDT WED JUN 13 2018 ...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT SOUTHERN CLEVELAND...WEST CENTRAL GASTON AND NORTHERN CHEROKEE COUNTIES UNTIL 830 PM EDT... At 802 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with intense lightning 4 miles southwest of Shelby, or near Patterson Springs, moving east at 10 mph. Locations to be impacted include... Shelby, Gaffney, Kings Mountain, Boiling Springs NC, Blacksburg, Grover, Patterson Springs, Lattimore, Waco and Earl. In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 50 mph and half inch hail will be possible in these areas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Frequent lightning is occurring with this storm. If outdoors, try to get indoors or into a hard topped vehicle. Otherwise, stay away from open areas and isolated high objects such as trees. When indoors, stay away from windows and doors and avoid using wired electronic devices. Do not take a shower or bath. Try to unplug unnecessary appliances before the storm approaches. This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio and tv stations, as well as local cable tv outlets for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service. && LAT...LON 3534 8128 3504 8147 3503 8149 3510 8177 3542 8163 TIME...MOT...LOC 0002Z 284DEG 9KT 3524 8157 $$

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