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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Statement as of 3:11 PM EDT on May 02, 2016

Expires 4:00 PM EDT on May 02, 2016


The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
southwestern Burke County in western North Carolina...
northeastern Rutherford County in western North Carolina...
southeastern McDowell County in western North Carolina...

* until 400 PM EDT

* at 310 PM EDT... a severe thunderstorm was located 5 miles south of
Marion... moving east at 20 mph.

Hazard... 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

Source... radar indicated. This storm has a history of producing
           large hail up to the size of Golf balls. Take shelter now!

Impact... hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
           to roofs... siding and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
Morganton... Marion... Glen Alpine... Lake James... South Mountains State
Park... Lake James State Park... Dysartsville... Sugar Hill... Nebo and
Glenwood.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A few trees and power lines will be blown down in the warned area.
Hail can cause major property damage... especially to vehicles. Seek
shelter inside an interior room.

This storm is producing frequent and intense lightning. Turn off
electrical appliances. Do not use corded telephones. Do not take a
Bath or shower.

Please report damaging winds... hail... or flooding to the National
Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg by calling toll free... 1... 800...
2 6 7... 8 1 0 1... or by posting on our facebook Page... or tweet it using
hashtag nwsgsp. Your message should describe the event and the
specific location where it occurred.


Lat... Lon 3557 8162 3557 8167 3558 8169 3555 8169
      3550 8210 3568 8216 3582 8171
time... Mot... loc 1910z 254deg 17kt 3561 8204

Hail... 1.00in
wind... 60mph


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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Statement as of 3:24 PM EDT on May 02, 2016

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on May 02, 2016


Severe Thunderstorm Watch 138 remains in effect until 1000 PM EDT

NC
. North Carolina counties included are

Alexander Alleghany Ashe
Avery Buncombe Burke
Caldwell Caswell Catawba
Davie Iredell McDowell
Madison Mitchell Rockingham
Rowan Stokes Surry
Watauga Wilkes Yadkin
Yancey




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