098  
WWUS81 KRNK 182137  
SPSRNK  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
537 PM EDT THU JUL 18 2019  
 
VAZ033-182230-  
FRANKLIN-  
537 PM EDT THU JUL 18 2019  
 
...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT EASTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY  
THROUGH 630 PM EDT...  
 
AT 536 PM EDT, A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER WIRTZ, MOVING  
EAST AT 10 MPH.  
 
WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH AND PEA SIZE HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS  
STORM.  
 
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
ROCKY MOUNT...  
BOONES MILL...  
PENHOOK...  
BURNT CHIMNEY...  
AND WESTERN SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE.  
 
TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM, AND MAY CAUSE  
LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED  
ROADWAYS.  
 
FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.  
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE  
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.  
 
LAT...LON 3704 8003 3715 7995 3716 7993 3712 7965  
3710 7964 3709 7962 3708 7961 3708 7962  
3705 7959 3705 7960 3703 7960 3686 7964  
3685 7965  
TIME...MOT...LOC 2136Z 287DEG 10KT 3706 7990  
 

 
 
RAB  
 
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