• Special Weather Statement

    Updated:
    GAZ010-SCZ001-010100- Rabun GA-Oconee Mountains SC- 829 PM EDT SAT JUN 30 2018 ...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT NORTHEASTERN RABUN AND NORTHERN OCONEE COUNTIES UNTIL 900 PM EDT... At 829 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with intense lightning 9 miles north of Walhalla, or near Salem, moving west at 10 mph. Locations to be impacted include... Salem, Devils Fork State Park, Oconee State Park, Lake Jocassee, Mountain Rest, Bad Creek and Pine Mountain. In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 45 mph will be possible in these areas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Gusty winds can blow down trees that are dead, or that have weakened root systems. Outdoor furniture and similar items can be tossed around if not anchored. Seek shelter indoors. Frequent lightning is occurring with this storm. 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. Do not take a shower or bath. Try to unplug unnecessary appliances before the storm approaches. && LAT...LON 3500 8321 3500 8311 3503 8301 3500 8293 3499 8294 3498 8294 3497 8292 3496 8292 3495 8291 3494 8291 3479 8297 3483 8328 TIME...MOT...LOC 0029Z 107DEG 10KT 3491 8303 $$

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