Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
433 PM EDT TUE APR 14 2015

NCZ040-076-077-086-088-142100-
CUMBERLAND-CHATHAM-HOKE-LEE-HARNETT-
433 PM EDT TUE APR 14 2015

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF
CUMBERLAND...SOUTHERN CHATHAM...HOKE...LEE AND HARNETT COUNTIES UNTIL
500 PM EDT...

AT 431 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF GOLDSTON TO 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF POPE AFB TO RED
SPRINGS...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS IS THE MAIN THREAT WITH THESE STORMS.
HOWEVER...HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF PEAS AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH
WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
FAYETTEVILLE...SANFORD...RAEFORD...LILLINGTON...SILER CITY...FORT
BRAGG...DUNN...GOLDSTON...GODWIN AND POPE AFB.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF CAUGHT IN
THESE STORMS WHILE DRIVING...SLOW DOWN!  DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE
THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

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.

THESE STORMS MAY INTENSIFY...SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO AND
TV STATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

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LAT...LON 3484 7934 3521 7925 3517 7910 3519 7910
      3527 7922 3531 7919 3535 7927 3547 7936
      3552 7935 3551 7954 3584 7952 3543 7862
      3512 7865 3512 7864 3509 7867 3488 7865
      3483 7890 3490 7894 3495 7904 3483 7919
TIME...MOT...LOC 2031Z 234DEG 20KT 3551 7940 3526 7909 3482 7920

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