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
650 PM EDT WED AUG 24 2016

FLZ056-057-061-262-242345-
HIGHLANDS-INLAND CHARLOTTE-DESOTO-HARDEE-
650 PM EDT WED AUG 24 2016

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT EASTERN DESOTO...
NORTHEASTERN CHARLOTTE...EASTERN HARDEE AND WESTERN HIGHLANDS
COUNTIES...

AT 649 PM EDT...RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED
ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR SEBRING TO NEAR VENUS. MOVEMENT WAS
WEST AT 20 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SEBRING...AVON PARK...LAKE PLACID...SEBRING REGIONAL AIRPORT...
VENUS...SYLVAN SHORES...SWEETWATER...CREWSVILLE...PLACID LAKES...
LAKE JOSEPHINE...ARCHBOLD...
AVON PARK EXECUTIVE AIRPORT AND SEBRING SHORES.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS...AND MAY
CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

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 2703 8156 2702 8156 2700 8173 2765 8176
      2765 8164 2756 8133 2704 8130
TIME...MOT...LOC 2249Z 100DEG 19KT 2751 8141 2713 8139

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