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.
The combination of gusty winds and saturated soil conditions will
cause scattered trees and power lines to fall. Seek shelter inside an
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