536  
WWUS82 KRAH 172135  
SPSRAH  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC  
535 PM EDT SAT AUG 17 2019  
 
NCZ010-011-172245-  
WARREN NC-HALIFAX NC-  
535 PM EDT SAT AUG 17 2019  
 
...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT CENTRAL WARREN AND  
HALIFAX COUNTIES UNTIL 645 PM EDT...  
 
AT 534 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG  
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR GARYSBURG TO 10 MILES  
SOUTH OF LITTLETON. MOVEMENT WAS EAST AT 25 MPH.  
 
WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.  
 
HEAVY RAIN AND MINOR FLOODING AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING  
WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.  
 
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
ROANOKE RAPIDS, WARRENTON, HALIFAX, SCOTLAND NECK, LITTLETON,  
ENFIELD, WELDON, HOBGOOD, MACON AND GLENVIEW.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY BUILDING OR VEHICLE. WIND GUSTS AS HIGH AS  
50 MPH ARE CAPABLE OF KNOCKING DOWN SMALL OR WEAKENED TREES AND  
BLOWING AROUND TRASH CANS, POTTED PLANTS, LAWN FURNITURE AND OTHER  
LIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS.  
 
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL QUICKLY REDUCE VISIBILITY AND RESULT IN  
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS, STANDING WATER IN LOW LYING AREAS, AND  
MINOR FLOODING OF CREEKS, STREAMS, AND AREAS OF POOR DRAINAGE.  
DRIVERS ARE URGED TO SLOW DOWN AND USE EXTRA CAUTION TO AVOID  
HYDROPLANING, ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AREAS WHERE PROLONGED HEAVY RAIN  
CAN QUICKLY LEAD TO FLOODING.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3609 7731 3600 7743 3604 7753 3605 7752  
3609 7753 3615 7768 3615 7787 3619 7792  
3618 7797 3628 7829 3635 7829 3652 7790  
3648 7765 3641 7755 3632 7757 3632 7744  
3624 7738 3621 7738 3616 7727 3610 7723  
TIME...MOT...LOC 2134Z 286DEG 21KT 3649 7756 3628 7792  
 

 
 
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