NWS: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Rutherford County until 5:30 p.m.

Jul. 12, 2013 @ 04:41 PM

From the National Weather Service:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A 

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... 
SOUTHEASTERN POLK COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA... 
CENTRAL RUTHERFORD COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA... 

* UNTIL 530 PM EDT 

* AT 422 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A 
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES SOUTH OF THERMAL CITY... 
OR 6 MILES NORTH OF RUTHERFORDTON...AND MOVING SOUTH AT 10 MPH. 

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT LOCATIONS NEAR... 
RUTHERFORDTON. 
SPINDALE. 
BOSTIC. 
FOREST CITY. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 

BRIEF DAMAGING WINDS WILL BLOW DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES OVER SMALL 
AREAS. A BRIEF PERIOD OF LARGE HAIL IS ALSO POSSIBLE. SEEK SHELTER 
INSIDE AN INTERIOR ROOM.