Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA / RUSKIN FL
538 PM EDT SAT SEP 24 2016

FLZ057-061-242215-
HIGHLANDS FL-DESOTO FL-
538 PM EDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EASTERN DESOTO AND SOUTHWESTERN
HIGHLANDS COUNTIES UNTIL 615 PM EDT...

AT 536 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A CLUSTER OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS OVER EASTERN DESOTO COUNTY...MOVING SLOWLY EAST AT 10
MPH.

WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH...ALONG WITH FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND
VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
LAKE JOSEPHINE AND PLACID LAKES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER...CONTACT YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE IN RUSKIN.

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LAT...LON 2704 8144 2704 8179 2727 8180 2734 8165
      2734 8157 2739 8156 2743 8143
TIME...MOT...LOC 2136Z 256DEG 10KT 2718 8163

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