Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1001 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

FLZ144-230300-
SOUTHERN LAKE COUNTY FL-
1001 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHWESTERN LAKE COUNTY UNTIL
1100 PM EDT...

AT 959 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 3
MILES WEST OF LAKE LOUISA...MOVING EAST AT 10 MPH.

FREQUENT LIGNTING AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 45 TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE
WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CLERMONT AND LAKE LOUISA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE PRIMARY THREATS WILL BE FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND
STRONG WIND GUSTS...WHICH CAN CAUSE UNSECURED OBJECTS TO BLOW
AROUND...SNAP TREE LIMBS...OR CAUSE POWER OUTAGES. HEAVY RAINFALL
WILL TEMPORARILY REDUCE VISIBILITY.

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 THIS STORM.
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 2853 8195 2855 8167 2835 8166 2835 8179
      2836 8179 2836 8186 2835 8186 2835 8195
      2840 8196
TIME...MOT...LOC 0159Z 265DEG 7KT 2850 8178

$$

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