403  
WWUS84 KMRX 220054  
SPSMRX  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN  
854 PM EDT TUE MAR 21 2017  
 
TNZ039>042-069-070-072>074-220200-  
COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS TN-BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS TN-JEFFERSON TN-  
HAMBLEN TN-NORTHWEST GREENE TN-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS TN-  
NORTHWEST COCKE TN-KNOX TN-NORTH SEVIER TN-  
854 PM EDT TUE MAR 21 2017  
   
..SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EAST CENTRAL KNOX...JEFFERSON
 
 
COCKE...SOUTHWESTERN GREENE...SEVIER AND SOUTHERN HAMBLEN COUNTIES  
UNTIL 1000 PM EDT...  
 
AT 853 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG  
A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR NEW MARKET TO NEAR GATLINBURG TO 10 MILES  
NORTHEAST OF FONTANA LAKE. MOVEMENT WAS EAST AT 25 MPH.  
 
WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.  
 
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
KNOXVILLE, MORRISTOWN, SEVIERVILLE, JEFFERSON CITY, NEWPORT,  
GATLINBURG, DANDRIDGE, PIGEON FORGE, WHITE PINE, NEW MARKET,  
BANEBERRY, PARROTTSVILLE, STRAWBERRY PLAINS, PITTMAN CENTER, CANEY  
BRANCH, DEL RIO, BIRD CROSSING, FAIRGARDEN, KIMBERLIN HEIGHTS AND  
PANTHER CREEK S.P..  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS, AND MAY LEAD  
TO LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED  
ROADWAYS.  
 
FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS.  
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE  
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.  
 
THESE STORMS MAY INTENSIFY, SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO  
STATIONS AND AVAILABLE TELEVISION STATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.  
 

 
 
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT FOR  
EASTERN TENNESSEE.  
 
LAT...LON 3557 8369 3568 8369 3568 8367 3604 8382  
3608 8366 3618 8354 3617 8354 3617 8347  
3621 8345 3623 8339 3622 8314 3595 8290  
3588 8290 3579 8297 3577 8316 3573 8319  
3572 8325 3566 8330 3566 8335 3557 8349  
TIME...MOT...LOC 0053Z 261DEG 23KT 3606 8358 3578 8346 3557 8362  
 

 
 
05/MA  
 
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