...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT SOUTHEASTERN MCDOWELL...
NORTHEASTERN RUTHERFORD...NORTHWESTERN CLEVELAND AND SOUTH CENTRAL
BURKE COUNTIES UNTIL 400 PM EDT...
AT 332 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 5
MILES SOUTH OF MORGANTON, MOVING SOUTH AT 5 MPH.
LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MORGANTON, GLEN ALPINE, CASAR, SOUTH MOUNTAINS STATE PARK, PLEASANT
GROVE AND DYSARTSVILLE.
WIND GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH AND NICKEL SIZE HAIL WILL BE POSSIBLE IN
THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND SATURATED SOIL CONDITIONS WILL
CAUSE SCATTERED TREES AND POWER LINES TO FALL. SEEK SHELTER INSIDE AN
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 MAY ALSO RISE RAPIDLY. SEEK
HIGHER GROUND IF THREATENED BY FLOOD WATERS.
THIS STORM MAY INTENSIFY, SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO AND TV
STATIONS, AS WELL AS LOCAL CABLE TV OUTLETS FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
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