• Special Weather Statement

    Updated:
    NCZ057-072-170000- Rowan NC-Cabarrus NC- 724 PM EDT WED MAY 16 2018 ...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH TORRENTIAL RAINFALL WILL IMPACT NORTHEASTERN CABARRUS AND SOUTHEASTERN ROWAN COUNTIES UNTIL 800 PM EDT... At 722 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 9 miles east of Downtown Concord, or near Mt Pleasant, moving north at 40 mph. This thunderstorm will produce rainfall at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour and affect locations that have received additional heavy rainfall over the past three hours. Flooding of low-lying and poor drainage areas will develop. Locations to be impacted include... Salisbury, Spencer, Granite Quarry, Rockwell, Mt Pleasant, Faith, High Rock Lake, Gold Hill and High Rock. Wind gusts up to 35 mph will also occur, and a few downed trees resulting from the saturated soil could produce power outages. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... The combination of gusty winds and saturated soil conditions will cause scattered trees and power lines to fall. Seek shelter inside an interior room. 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 3550 8024 3550 8030 3530 8043 3533 8055 3573 8045 3572 8038 3572 8034 3571 8032 3570 8033 3568 8033 3567 8031 3563 8029 3562 8025 3558 8021 TIME...MOT...LOC 2322Z 197DEG 36KT 3537 8043 $$

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