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Heat Advisory
Issued: 11:52 AM EDT Jul. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM EDT this evening...

* heat index values... will range up to 107 degrees this
afternoon.

* Timing... heat index values will climb above 100 degrees early
this afternoon and reach 105 to 109 degrees for a couple of
hours this afternoon.

* Impacts... the heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure. With multiple days of high
heat and humidity and with temperatures not cooling below 80 at
night, this is a potentially very dangerous heat event.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take extra precautions... if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible
and drink plenty of water. Fans are essential to move the air for
those without air conditioning.

Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles.
Car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of
minutes. Bring pets indoors if possible, even if for just short
periods of time; and ensure they have access to drinking water,
which can evaporate from dishes very quickly in extreme heat.



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Special Statement
Issued: 4:27 PM EDT Jul. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... A line of strong thunderstorms will affect Davidson... western
Randolph and southwestern Guilford counties until 515 PM EDT...

At 426 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a line of strong
thunderstorms along a line extending from near Thomasville to near
Rockwell. Movement was east at 10 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with these storms.

Heavy rain and deadly cloud to ground lightning will also be
possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
High Point, Lexington, Thomasville, Linwood, Archdale, Trinity,
Pleasant Garden, Denton, Gordontown and Randleman regional reservior
Marina.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Seek shelter in a nearby building or vehicle. Wind gusts as high as
50 mph are capable of knocking down small or weakened trees and
blowing around trash cans, potted plants, lawn furniture and other
light outdoor objects.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.


Lat... Lon 3589 8038 3589 8037 3594 8037 3600 7978
      3552 7989 3551 8018 3554 8020 3555 8021
      3558 8021 3563 8026 3564 8029 3567 8031
      3568 8033 3570 8032 3572 8033 3572 8038
      3573 8040
time... Mot... loc 2026z 273deg 8kt 3588 8014 3556 8032


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427 PM EDT sun Jul 23 2017

... A line of strong thunderstorms will affect Davidson... western
Randolph and southwestern Guilford counties until 515 PM EDT...

At 426 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a line of strong
thunderstorms along a line extending from near Thomasville to near
Rockwell. Movement was east at 10 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with these storms.

Heavy rain and deadly cloud to ground lightning will also be
possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
High Point, Lexington, Thomasville, Linwood, Archdale, Trinity,
Pleasant Garden, Denton, Gordontown and Randleman regional reservior
Marina.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Seek shelter in a nearby building or vehicle. Wind gusts as high as
50 mph are capable of knocking down small or weakened trees and
blowing around trash cans, potted plants, lawn furniture and other
light outdoor objects.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.


Lat... Lon 3589 8038 3589 8037 3594 8037 3600 7978
      3552 7989 3551 8018 3554 8020 3555 8021
      3558 8021 3563 8026 3564 8029 3567 8031
      3568 8033 3570 8032 3572 8033 3572 8038
      3573 8040
time... Mot... loc 2026z 273deg 8kt 3588 8014 3556 8032


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Public Information Statement
Issued: 10:17 AM EDT Jul. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service


... NWS Raleigh WSR-88D radar (krax) scheduled for upgrade
beginning tomorrow, Monday, July 24...

the National Weather Service Raleigh WSR-88D Doppler weather
radar, krax, located in Clayton, NC, will be down for
approximately four days beginning Monday, July 24, 2017, for
technicians to install an important technological upgrade.

During the outage, radar coverage should be available from
adjacent NWS radar sites, including Blacksburg, VA (kftx);
Wakefield, VA (kakq); Newport/Morehead City, NC (kmhx);
Wilmington, NC (kltx); Columbia, SC (kcae); Greenville-
Spartanburg, SC (kgsp) as well as the federal aviation
administration terminal Doppler weather radar in Raleigh,
NC (trdu).

A crew will install a new signal processor, which replaces obsolete
technology, improves processing speed and data quality, provides
added functionality, and supports it security.

This is the first of four major upgrades, known as the service
life extension project (slep), planned over the next five years
to replace and refurbish major components of the 20 year old wsr-
88ds and to keep the radars operational into the 2030s. The 150m
investment is being made by the three organizations that
operationally use these radars, the NOAA National Weather Service,
United States Air Force and federal aviation administration. The
other service life extension projects include refurbishing the
transmitter, pedestal, and equipment shelters.



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1017 am EDT sun Jul 23 2017


... NWS Raleigh WSR-88D radar (krax) scheduled for upgrade
beginning tomorrow, Monday, July 24...

the National Weather Service Raleigh WSR-88D Doppler weather
radar, krax, located in Clayton, NC, will be down for
approximately four days beginning Monday, July 24, 2017, for
technicians to install an important technological upgrade.

During the outage, radar coverage should be available from
adjacent NWS radar sites, including Blacksburg, VA (kftx);
Wakefield, VA (kakq); Newport/Morehead City, NC (kmhx);
Wilmington, NC (kltx); Columbia, SC (kcae); Greenville-
Spartanburg, SC (kgsp) as well as the federal aviation
administration terminal Doppler weather radar in Raleigh,
NC (trdu).

A crew will install a new signal processor, which replaces obsolete
technology, improves processing speed and data quality, provides
added functionality, and supports it security.

This is the first of four major upgrades, known as the service
life extension project (slep), planned over the next five years
to replace and refurbish major components of the 20 year old wsr-
88ds and to keep the radars operational into the 2030s. The 150m
investment is being made by the three organizations that
operationally use these radars, the NOAA National Weather Service,
United States Air Force and federal aviation administration. The
other service life extension projects include refurbishing the
transmitter, pedestal, and equipment shelters.



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