Strong thunderstorm in McDowell County

NCZ505-171900-
McDowell Mountains NC-
215 PM EDT MON JUL 17 2017

…A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
SOUTHWESTERN MCDOWELL COUNTY UNTIL 300 PM EDT…

At 215 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with
intense lightning 9 miles west of Marion, or near Old Fort. This
storm was nearly stationary.

Locations to be impacted include…
Old Fort.

In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 40 mph and pea
size hail will be possible in these areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Torrential rainfall may flood areas with poor drainage, such as
ditches and underpasses. Avoid these areas and do not cross flooded
roads. Water levels of small streams may also rise rapidly. Seek
higher ground if threatened by flood waters.

Frequent lightning is occurring with this storm. If outdoors, try to
get indoor s 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.

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LAT…LON 3563 8226 3569 8225 3570 8212 3560 8213
TIME…MOT…LOC 1815Z 275DEG 3KT 3566 8218