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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
256 PM EDT TUE AUG 21 2018

DEZ003-MDZ008-012-015-019-020-212030-
Inland Sussex-Queen Anne's-Talbot-Cecil-Kent-Caroline-
256 PM EDT TUE AUG 21 2018

...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL
MOVE INTO SOUTHWESTERN DELAWARE AND EASTERN MARYLAND LATER THIS
AFTERNOON...

At 250 PM EDT, radar indicated an area of showers and embedded
thunderstorms over southern and central Maryland as well as the
lower Delmarva peninsula. This activity will move northeast at 15
mph across the Maryland Chesapeake Bay and then into northeastern
Maryland and far southwestern Delaware through 500 PM.

Locations impacted include...
Easton, Centerville, Talbot, Seaford, Chestertown, Denton,
Centreville, Laurel, Rising Sun, Federalsburg, Bridgeville,
Greensboro, Oakland, Ridgely, Delmar, Rock Hall, Trappe, St.
Michaels, Church Hill and Preston.

Torrential downpours with these storms are resulting in rainfall
rates of over 2 inches per hour in some spots west of the Chesapeake
Bay. Be prepared for the possibility of localized flooding later
this afternoon across eastern Maryland and southwestern Delaware if
these storms maintain their intensity. Do not drive your vehicle
through flooded roadways.

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

LAT...LON 3846 7569 3869 7577 3857 7604 3876 7632
      3867 7634 3868 7634 3896 7631 3884 7637
      3885 7638 3894 7636 3904 7631 3900 7617
      3917 7628 3943 7600 3958 7610 3972 7623
      3970 7604 3887 7578 3846 7523 3845 7522
TIME...MOT...LOC 1852Z 204DEG 12KT 3918 7648 3869 7664 3840 7581

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