• Special Weather Statement

    NCZ068>070-182015- Gaston NC-Cleveland NC-Lincoln NC- 340 PM EDT SAT AUG 18 2018 ...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT SOUTHWESTERN LINCOLN...CENTRAL CLEVELAND AND WESTERN GASTON COUNTIES UNTIL 415 PM EDT... At 340 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 6 miles northwest of Shelby, or over Kingstown, moving east at 25 mph. Locations to be impacted include... Shelby, Kings Mountain, Cherryville, Bessemer City, Lawndale, Fallston, Polkville, Lattimore, Mooresboro and Waco. Wind gusts up to 45 mph, pea size hail and very heavy rainfall rates up to 2 inches per hour will be possible in these areas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Gusty winds can blow down trees that are dead, or that have weakened root systems. Outdoor furniture and similar items can be tossed around if not anchored. Seek shelter indoors. 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 3526 8170 3545 8170 3548 8127 3521 8128 TIME...MOT...LOC 1940Z 270DEG 21KT 3535 8161 $$

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