Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
610 PM EDT MON APR 20 2015

NCZ023>025-039-040-075-202300-
RANDOLPH NC-ORANGE NC-MOORE NC-CHATHAM NC-DURHAM NC-ALAMANCE NC-
610 PM EDT MON APR 20 2015

...AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT PORTIONS
OF SOUTHEASTERN RANDOLPH...SOUTHERN ORANGE...NORTH CENTRAL MOORE...
CHATHAM...SOUTHWESTERN DURHAM AND SOUTHERN ALAMANCE COUNTIES UNTIL
700 PM EDT...

AT 610 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AN
AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS NEAR SILER CITY...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS
STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
DURHAM...CHAPEL HILL...GRAHAM...HILLSBOROUGH...PITTSBORO...SILER
CITY...CARRBORO...GOLDSTON...SWEPSONVILLE AND STALEY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY BUILDING OR VEHICLE. WIND GUSTS AS HIGH AS
40 MPH ARE CAPABLE OF KNOCKING DOWN TREE LIMBS AND BLOWING AROUND
TRASH CANS...POTTED PLANTS...LAWN FURNITURE AND OTHER LIGHT OUTDOOR
OBJECTS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
TAKE SHELTER INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU CANNOT FIND SHELTER
INDOORS...AN ENCLOSED VEHICLE CAN PROVIDE SAFE SHELTER FROM
LIGHTNING. DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKES CAN OCCUR WELL AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING STORM...PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF RAIN AND WIND.

DONT WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE FIRST LIGHTNING FLASH BEFORE HEADING TO
SAFETY. MOVE INDOORS AT THE FIRST SIGN OF THREATENING SKIES OR THE
FIRST SOUND OF THUNDER. DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKES CAN OCCUR WELL AHEAD
OF AN APPROACHING STORM...PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF RAIN AND WIND. MAKE
SURE THAT LIGHTNING IS WELL AWAY FROM YOUR LOCATION BEFORE RESUMING
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY.

&&

LAT...LON 3607 7883 3561 7899 3558 7892 3552 7897
      3555 7903 3561 7908 3562 7914 3557 7920
      3556 7920 3557 7924 3553 7927 3556 7929
      3554 7932 3553 7931 3552 7935 3548 7935
      3545 7959 3582 7956 3607 7939
TIME...MOT...LOC 2210Z 238DEG 32KT 3579 7943

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