Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Tampa Bay Area, FL

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA / RUSKIN FL
1200 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

FLZ165-240445-
COASTAL LEE FL-
1200 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WESTERN LEE COUNTY UNTIL 1245 AM
EDT...

AT 1157 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A CLUSTER OF
THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAINFALL NEAR SANIBEL. THESE
STORMS WERE NEARLY STATIONARY.

WIND GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS...IN
ADDITION TO FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAINFALL.

THE SLOW MOVEMENT OF THESE STORMS MAY LEAD TO LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO
NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CAPE CORAL...ST. JAMES CITY...LOVERS KEY STATE PARK...
MATLACHA ISLES-MATLACHA SHORES...MATLACHA...PINELAND...
PINE ISLAND CENTER...IONA...HARLEM HEIGHTS...USEPPA ISLAND...
SAINT JAMES CITY...PUNTA RASSA...BOKEELIA AND ESTERO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

&&

LAT...LON 2640 8199 2638 8214 2644 8223 2659 8228
      2674 8213 2640 8182 2633 8192
TIME...MOT...LOC 0357Z 008DEG 1KT 2645 8210

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