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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Thursday May 31st, 2018 :: 04:34 p.m. EDT


Severe Thunderstorm Warning from 05/31/2018 4:19pm to 5:00pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
419 PM EDT THU MAY 31 2018

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Southwestern McDowell County in western North Carolina...
Northwestern Rutherford County in western North Carolina...
Southeastern Buncombe County in western North Carolina...

* Until 500 PM EDT.

* At 419 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 13 miles southwest
of Marion, or 7 miles south of Old Fort, and is nearly stationary.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Minor hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind
damage to trees and power lines.

* Locations impacted include...
Old Fort, Chimney Rock State Park, Shingle Hollow, Sugar Hill,
Thermal City and Green Hill.


Scattered trees and power lines will be blown down in the warned
area. Seek shelter inside an interior room.

This storm is also producing extremely heavy rainfall. Flooding of
drainage ditches and low lying areas may occur. Small streams will
rise rapidly. Do not drive through areas where water is flowing over
the road.

Please report damaging winds, hail, or flooding 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 3554 8195 3536 8209 3537 8211 3538 8211
3541 8216 3541 8218 3546 8227 3547 8227
3549 8232 3559 8224 3571 8220
TIME...MOT...LOC 2019Z 308DEG 4KT 3553 8214


Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
198 N Washington St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-287-6247

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