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.
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
TIME...MOT...LOC 0002Z 284DEG 9KT 3524 8157