Catawba Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Advisory
Statement as of 7:38 PM EDT on May 28, 2015

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
southeastern Burke County in western North Carolina...
western Catawba County in the Piedmont of North Carolina...

* until 945 PM EDT

* at 738 PM EDT... Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area.
Up to two inches of rain have fallen over the last hour and a half.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Hickory... St. Stephens... Longview... Icard... Hildebran... Connelly
Springs... Rutherford College... Hickory regional Airport... Lake
Rhodhiss and Mountain View.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Heavy rainfall will cause ponding of water in urban areas... streets
and underpasses... as well as other poor drainage areas and low lying
spots. Rapid rises on small creeks and streams will also occur...
possibly flooding low water crossings and farmland. Do not attempt to
travel across flooded roads. Turn around... dont drown.

Please report flood water flowing over roads or threatening
property... or landslides to the National Weather Service Greenville
Spartanburg by calling toll free... 1... 800... 2 6 7... 8 1 0 1... or by
posting on our facebook Page... or tweet it using hashtag nwsgsp. Your
message should describe the event and the specific location where it
occurred.


Lat... Lon 3556 8125 3557 8145 3556 8155 3578 8154
      3579 8145 3577 8144 3576 8138 3577 8135
      3580 8134 3580 8130 3581 8125


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Special Statement
Statement as of 8:07 PM EDT on May 28, 2015

... A cluster of thunderstorms will impact portions of southern
Caldwell... Burke... northern Rutherford... central Catawba...
northwestern Cleveland... east central Buncombe... McDowell and
Alexander counties until 900 PM EDT...

At 806 PM EDT... Doppler radar indicated the leading edge of a cluster
of thunderstorms along a line extending from 8 miles north of Newton
to 8 miles northwest of Rutherfordton... and moving northwest at 15
mph.

Pea size hail and wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible with these
storms.

Locations impacted include...
Hickory... Lenoir... Morganton... Newton... Marion... Taylorsville... St.
Stephens... Conover... Longview and sawmills.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

The combination of gusty winds and saturated soil conditions will
cause scattered trees and power lines to fall. Seek shelter inside an
interior room.

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 and rivers may also rise
rapidly. Seek higher ground if threatened by flood waters.


Lat... Lon 3603 8116 3581 8108 3578 8111 3577 8109
      3573 8107 3571 8107 3571 8105 3557 8151
      3557 8153 3556 8153 3539 8207 3557 8230
      3566 8230 3601 8134 3600 8133 3603 8127
      3604 8120
time... Mot... loc 0006z 153deg 16kt 3578 8118 3548 8203


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