597  
WWUS82 KILM 172138  
SPSILM  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC  
538 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017  
 
NCZ099-109-110-172230-  
INLAND BRUNSWICK NC-COLUMBUS NC-COASTAL BRUNSWICK NC-  
538 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017  
 
...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR SOUTHWESTERN BRUNSWICK AND CENTRAL  
COLUMBUS COUNTIES UNTIL 630 PM EDT...  
 
AT 538 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER  
BETHEL, OR 13 MILES SOUTH OF WHITEVILLE, MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.  
 
WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.  
 
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
OCEAN ISLE BEACH, BETHEL, LAKE WACCAMAW, FREELAND, GRISSETTOWN,  
NAKINA, REDBUG, OLD DOCK, EXUM, MOLLIE, BUGHILL, SIDNEY, LONGWOOD,  
WILLIAMS, RUSSTOWN, PIREWAY, ASH, DULAH, CRUSOE ISLAND AND HALLSBORO.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
THUNDERSTORMS CAN POSE A VARIETY OF THREATS INCLUDING GUSTY WINDS,  
SMALL HAIL, CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING, AND LOCALIZED FLOODING. IT IS  
RECOMMENDED THAT YOU REMAIN INDOORS UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.  
 
TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM, AND MAY LEAD  
TO LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED  
ROADWAYS.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3389 7843 3388 7844 3398 7870 3408 7881  
3431 7877 3433 7841  
TIME...MOT...LOC 2138Z 273DEG 20KT 3413 7871  
 

 
 
JDW  
 
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