Rutherford County is now under a severe thunderstorm warning until 5 p.m.

Jun. 13, 2013 @ 04:24 PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN CLEVELAND COUNTY IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA...
GASTON COUNTY IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA...
LINCOLN COUNTY IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA...
NORTHEASTERN RUTHERFORD COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 500 PM EDT

* AT 403 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 8 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF DYSARTSVILLE...OR 14 MILES NORTHEAST OF
RUTHERFORDTON...AND MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT LOCATIONS NEAR...
CASAR AND POLKVILLE.
LAWNDALE.
CHERRYVILLE.
LINCOLNTON.
BOGER CITY.
IRON STATION AND DALLAS.
STANLEY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF BLOWING DOWN SCATTERED TREES AND POWER
LINES. LARGE HAIL CAN CAUSE MAJOR PROPERTY DAMAGE...ESPECIALLY TO
VEHICLES. 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.