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Special Statement

Statement as of 4:25 PM EDT on September 04, 2015

Expires 5:15 PM EDT on September 04, 2015


... Cluster of thunderstorms will impact portions of southeastern
Madison and central Buncombe counties until 515 PM EDT...

At 424 PM EDT... Doppler radar indicated the leading edge of a cluster
of thunderstorms along a line extending from 12 miles east of
Marshall to 4 miles northwest of downtown Asheville... and moving
south at 10 mph.

Pea size hail and wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible with these
storms.

Locations impacted include...
downtown Asheville... Marshall... Woodfin... Weaverville... Biltmore
Forest... Bent Creek... north Asheville... West Asheville... b.R.
Parkway-east Asheville to Craggy Gardens and Warren Wilson College.

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.

Frequent lightning is occurring with these storms. If outdoors... try
to get indoors or into a hard topped vehicle. Otherwise... stay away
from open areas and isolated high objects such as trees. When
indoors... stay away from windows and doors and avoid using wired
electronic devices. Try to unplug unnecessary appliances before the
storms approach.


Lat... Lon 3586 8242 3582 8241 3582 8236 3580 8234
      3578 8234 3575 8233 3573 8231 3573 8229
      3545 8264 3578 8271 3586 8243
time... Mot... loc 2024z 005deg 9kt 3575 8247 3563 8262


Cdg

425 PM EDT Fri Sep 4 2015

... Cluster of thunderstorms will impact portions of southeastern
Madison and central Buncombe counties until 515 PM EDT...

At 424 PM EDT... Doppler radar indicated the leading edge of a cluster
of thunderstorms along a line extending from 12 miles east of
Marshall to 4 miles northwest of downtown Asheville... and moving
south at 10 mph.

Pea size hail and wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible with these
storms.

Locations impacted include...
downtown Asheville... Marshall... Woodfin... Weaverville... Biltmore
Forest... Bent Creek... north Asheville... West Asheville... b.R.
Parkway-east Asheville to Craggy Gardens and Warren Wilson College.

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.

Frequent lightning is occurring with these storms. If outdoors... try
to get indoors or into a hard topped vehicle. Otherwise... stay away
from open areas and isolated high objects such as trees. When
indoors... stay away from windows and doors and avoid using wired
electronic devices. Try to unplug unnecessary appliances before the
storms approach.


Lat... Lon 3586 8242 3582 8241 3582 8236 3580 8234
      3578 8234 3575 8233 3573 8231 3573 8229
      3545 8264 3578 8271 3586 8243
time... Mot... loc 2024z 005deg 9kt 3575 8247 3563 8262


Cdg


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