• Special Weather Statement

    Updated:
    SCZ009-014-120215- York SC-Chester SC- 945 PM EDT TUE SEP 11 2018 ...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT NORTHEASTERN CHESTER AND SOUTHEASTERN YORK COUNTIES UNTIL 1015 PM EDT... At 945 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm with intense lightning 7 miles southwest of Rock Hill, or 6 miles east of Mcconnells, moving north at 10 mph. Locations to be impacted include... Rock Hill, York, Newport, Mcconnells, Richburg, Lake Wylie and Edgemoor. In addition to intense lightning, wind gusts up to 40 mph and torrential rainfall rates up to 3 inches per hour 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 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 3482 8098 3469 8094 3465 8103 3476 8118 3496 8130 3505 8122 3503 8105 TIME...MOT...LOC 0145Z 160DEG 7KT 3486 8111 $$

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