Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
636 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

SCZ044-045-050-052-070015-
DORCHESTER-INLAND BERKELEY-CHARLESTON-TIDAL BERKELEY-
636 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

...SMOKE FROM A CONTROLLED BURN WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN
BERKELEY...SOUTHERN DORCHESTER AND FAR INLAND CHARLESTON
COUNTIES...
...LIGHT ASH FALLING IN SOME COMMUNITIES...

SURFACE OBSERVATIONS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATE THAT SMOKE
BEING GENERATED FROM A CONTROLLED BURN IN THE FRANCIS MARION
NATIONAL FOREST WILL AFFECT AREAS FROM CORDESVILLE AND MONCKS
CORNER SOUTH TO GOOSE CREEK...SUMMERVILLE...LADSON AND NORTH
CHARLESTON. VISIBILITIES WILL GENERALLY REMAIN 3 TO 5 MILES. IN
ADDITION...SOME LIGHT ASH HAS BEEN REPORTED FALLING IN THE GOOSE
CREEK...SUMMERVILLE AND CARNES CROSSROADS AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ACTIVE CHILDREN AND ADULTS AS WELL AS THOSE WITH RESPIRATORY
AILMENTS THAT CAN BE TRIGGERED BY SMOKE SHOULD SEVERELY LIMIT
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY AND STAY INDOORS. EVERYONE ELSE SHOULD LIMIT
PROLONGED OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR
SUDDEN CHANGES IN VISIBILITIES. USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS WHENEVER
DENSE SMOKE IS ENCOUNTERED.

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