Rutherford County now under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 7 p.m.

Jan. 30, 2013 @ 06:22 PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTHEASTERN BURKE COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA... CATAWBA COUNTY IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA... CLEVELAND COUNTY IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA... NORTHWESTERN GASTON COUNTY IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA... WESTERN LINCOLN COUNTY IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA... SOUTHEASTERN RUTHERFORD COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA... NORTH CENTRAL SPARTANBURG COUNTY IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 700 PM EST

* AT 551 PM EST... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM BOSTIC TO 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF CHESNEE TO INMAN... AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT LOCATIONS NEAR... ELLENBORO AND CHESNEE. CASAR... POLKVILLE AND CLIFFSIDE. LAWNDALE AND BOILING SPRINGS NC. VALE AND SHELBY. HICKORY AND NEWTON. CLAREMONT... CONOVER AND CHERRYVILLE. LOOKOUT SHOALS LAKE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED.

THESE STORMS ARE CAPABLE OF BLOWING DOWN SCATTERED TREES AND POWER LINES. SEEK SHELTER INSIDE AN INTERIOR ROOM.

TO REPORT DAMAGING WINDS... HAIL... OR FLOODING... CALL TOLL FREE... 1... 800... 2 6 7... 8 1 0 1... AND LEAVE A MESSAGE EXPLAINING THE EVENT AND THE APPROXIMATE ADDRESS WHERE IT OCCURRED.

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A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EST WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR NORTHEAST GEORGIA AND WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA.