Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
504 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

NCZ070>072-SCZ009-192230-
CABARRUS NC-GASTON NC-MECKLENBURG NC-YORK SC-
504 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN WILL IMPACT PORTIONS
OF SOUTHWESTERN CABARRUS...EASTERN GASTON...MECKLENBURG AND
NORTHEASTERN YORK BEGINNING AROUND 600 PM EDT...

AT 458 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THE LEADING EDGE OF A CLUSTER
OF THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM KINGSTOWN TO NEAR
WHITMIRE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

VERY HEAVY RAINFALL RATES UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE
WITH THESE STORMS. SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS ACROSS THE CHARLOTTE
METRO AREA HAVE CRESTED FROM EARLIER RAIN AND WILL FALL THROUGH 600
PM EDT. AS THE NEXT ROUND OF HEAVY RAIN MOVES INTO THE CHARLOTTE
METRO AREA...AREA CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL AGAIN RISE RAPIDLY AND
FLASH FLOODING OF AT LEAST A FEW OF THESE WATERWAYS IS LIKELY.
RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO STAY TUNED TO LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS AND NOAA
WEATHER RADIO FOR UPDATED STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ROCK HILL...NORTHWEST CHARLOTTE...UPTOWN CHARLOTTE...NORTHEAST
CHARLOTTE...GASTONIA...DOWNTOWN CONCORD...MATTHEWS...MINT HILL...MT
HOLLY AND FORT MILL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 AND RIVERS MAY ALSO RISE
RAPIDLY. SEEK HIGHER GROUND IF THREATENED BY FLOOD WATERS.

&&

LAT...LON 3518 8058 3505 8075 3500 8084 3508 8091
      3501 8091 3496 8087 3491 8087 3492 8120
      3537 8115 3540 8057
TIME...MOT...LOC 2058Z 212DEG 36KT 3538 8165 3448 8164

$$

TDP


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