Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
450 PM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

FLZ059-064-312145-
MARTIN FL-ST. LUCIE FL-
450 PM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EASTERN ST. LUCIE AND MARTIN
COUNTIES UNTIL 545 PM EDT...

AT 447 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM
OVER HOBE SOUND...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH. ADDITIONAL STORMS ARE
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER INTERIOR MARTIN COUNTY AND SOUTHERN SAINT
LUCIE COUNTY DUE TO BOUNDARY COLLISIONS.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... PORT SAINT LUCIE... WALTON...
STUART... INDIANTOWN AND TEQUESTA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE PRIMARY THREATS WILL BE CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND STRONG WIND
GUSTS...WHICH CAN CAUSE UNSECURED OBJECTS TO BLOW AROUND...SNAP TREE
LIMBS...CAUSE POWER OUTAGES OR CAPSIZE SMALL BOATS. HEAVY RAINFALL
WILL TEMPORARILY REDUCE VISIBILITY. SEEK SHELTER INDOORS UNTIL THE
STORM PASSES.

BOATERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT STRONG WIND GUSTS SOMETIMES OCCUR WELL
AWAY FROM THE HEAVY RAIN AND LIGHTNING ASSOCIATED WITH STORMS.

HEAVY RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM...WHICH WILL REDUCE
VISIBILITY AND MAY LEAD TO TEMPORARY FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR
DRAINAGE AREAS. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THE STORMS.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE SEVERAL MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE. OPEN SHELTERS FOUND IN
PARKS... ON BEACHES OR GOLF COURSES OFFER NO PROTECTION FROM THE
DANGERS OF LIGHTNING.

&&

LAT...LON 2752 8035 2749 8030 2721 8017 2734 8025
      2732 8027 2719 8016 2718 8020 2725 8032
      2724 8032 2717 8026 2720 8026 2716 8016
      2697 8008 2696 8061 2697 8061
TIME...MOT...LOC 2047Z 196DEG 12KT 2706 8016

$$

KELLY


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