Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
348 AM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

FLZ069-010830-
COASTAL COLLIER COUNTY FL-
348 AM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE
LIGHTNING...SMALL HAIL...45 TO 55 MPH WINDS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF
FUNNEL CLOUDS FOR SOUTHWESTERN COLLIER COUNTY UNTIL 430 AM EDT...

* AT 347 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM
  WITH ROTATION...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A FUNNEL CLOUD OR
  WATERSPOUT NEAR MARCO ISLAND...MOVING NORTH AT 20 MPH.

* IN ADDITION...FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING...GUSTY WINDS FROM 45
  TO 55 MPH...SMALL HAIL...TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS...OR A COMBINATION OF
  THESE ARE POSSIBLE. LIGHTNING IS THE NUMBER ONE WEATHER RELATED
  KILLER IN FLORIDA. TREES AND OPEN SHELTERS OFFER NO PROTECTION.
  THESE WINDS CAN DOWN SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES...AND BLOW
  AROUND UNSECURED SMALL OBJECTS. SEEK SHELTER IN A SAFE BUILDING
  UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  NAPLES...MARCO ISLAND...BELLE MEADE...MARCO ISLAND AIRPORT...ROYAL
  PALM HAMMOCK...CAPE ROMANO...EAST NAPLES...ROOKERY BAY AQUATIC
  PRESERVE...FIDDLERS CREEK...KEY MARCO AND GOODLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WATERSPOUT MAY MOVE TOWARDS SHORE. ALTHOUGH TYPICALLY WEAK AND
SHORT LIVED...A LANDFALLING WATERSPOUT CAN CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE,
SERIOUS INJURY, OR EVEN DEATH. NEARBY PIERS...MARINAS...DOCKS...AND
BEACH FACILITIES ARE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE. HOMES AND BUSINESSES
IN THE PATH OF THIS WATERSPOUT MAY EXPERIENCE SOME
DAMAGE...ESPECIALLY TO ROOFS...PORCHES...AWNINGS...AND POOL
ENCLOSURES.

RESIDENTS SHOULD REMAIN ON THE ALERT FOR ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS AND
POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

&&

LAT...LON 2611 8179 2598 8157 2590 8163 2590 8164
      2594 8165 2584 8168 2585 8168 2590 8171
      2590 8170 2593 8168 2590 8172 2596 8175
      2595 8167 2596 8168 2597 8166 2597 8171
      2601 8175 2598 8175
TIME...MOT...LOC 0747Z 199DEG 18KT 2588 8177

$$

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