Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Miami, FL

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
441 PM EDT MON JUL 21 2014

FLZ069-070-075-212130-
INLAND COLLIER COUNTY FL-MAINLAND MONROE FL-
COASTAL COLLIER COUNTY FL-
441 PM EDT MON JUL 21 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTH CENTRAL INLAND COLLIER
COUNTY...NORTHWESTERN MAINLAND MONROE AND SOUTHEASTERN COASTAL
COLLIER COUNTY...

* UNTIL 530 PM EDT

* AT 440 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
  STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER COPELAND...OR NEAR OCHOPEE...MOVING SOUTH
  AT 10 MPH.

THE PRIMARY IMPACTS WILL BE FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING AND
GUSTY WINDS OF 45 MPH.  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.

* THE STORM WILL AFFECT...
  OCHOPEE...CHOKOLOSKEE...EVERGLADES CITY...COPELAND...PLANTATION
  ISLAND...CARNESTOWN...BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE AND JEROME.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED...CAUSING TEMPORARY PONDING ON
SOME ROADS AND MINOR FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. MOTORISTS
SHOULD SLOW DOWN IN HEAVY RAINFALL TO REDUCE THE RISK OF HYDROPLANING
AND LEAVE A SAFE DISTANCE BETWEEN OTHER VEHICLES.

&&

LAT...LON 2602 8144 2600 8123 2577 8121 2578 8124
      2579 8126 2578 8127 2579 8127 2580 8126
      2580 8134 2583 8136 2581 8136 2583 8137
      2587 8142 2586 8147 2588 8146 2588 8147
      2587 8148
TIME...MOT...LOC 2040Z 005DEG 7KT 2594 8134

$$

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