• Special Weather Statement

    Updated:
    NCZ035-056-502-504-170330- Greater Burke NC-Greater Caldwell NC-Alexander NC-Catawba NC- 1102 PM EDT WED MAY 16 2018 ...A THUNDERSTORM WITH HEAVY RAINFALL WILL IMPACT NORTHWESTERN CATAWBA...SOUTHERN ALEXANDER...SOUTHEASTERN CALDWELL AND EAST CENTRAL BURKE COUNTIES UNTIL 1130 PM EDT... At 1100 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a thunderstorm with heavy rainfall near Hickory, or near Hickory Regional Airport, moving northeast at 15 mph. Locations to be impacted include... Hickory, Taylorsville, St. Stephens, Longview, Granite Falls, Bethlehem, Icard, Hildebran, Connelly Springs and Rhodhiss. Very heavy rainfall rates at 1 to 2 inches per hour will be possible in these areas. This rain will impact locations that have received 1 to 2 inches in the past six hours. 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 3601 8133 3600 8133 3600 8132 3585 8108 3564 8133 3575 8151 3601 8134 TIME...MOT...LOC 0300Z 216DEG 14KT 3576 8137 $$

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