• Special Weather Statement

    NCZ068>070-162345- Gaston NC-Cleveland NC-Lincoln NC- 656 PM EDT WED MAY 16 2018 ...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT CENTRAL LINCOLN...SOUTHEASTERN CLEVELAND AND NORTHWESTERN GASTON COUNTIES UNTIL 745 PM EDT... At 655 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 8 miles northwest of Gastonia, or near Bessemer City, moving north at 15 mph. Locations to be impacted include... Lincolnton, Gastonia, Kings Mountain, Cherryville, Bessemer City, Dallas, High Shoals, Waco, Boger City and Iron Station. Wind gusts up to 35 mph and very heavy rainfall rates up to 2 inches per hour will be possible in these areas. 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 3522 8120 3524 8143 3556 8144 3553 8111 TIME...MOT...LOC 2255Z 187DEG 12KT 3531 8131 $$

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