WEATHER: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Rutherford County until 5:15

Jul. 05, 2013 @ 04:48 PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A 

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... 
BURKE COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA... 
WESTERN CALDWELL COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA... 
NORTHWESTERN CLEVELAND COUNTY IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA... 
NORTHEASTERN RUTHERFORD COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA... 

* UNTIL 515 PM EDT 

* AT 407 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A 
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND 
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR 
POLKVILLE...OR 13 MILES NORTHWEST OF SHELBY...AND MOVING NORTH AT 
25 MPH. 

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT LOCATIONS NEAR... 
CASAR. 
MORGANTON. 

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. 

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 
SPECIFIC LOCATION WHERE IT OCCURRED.