Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA / RUSKIN FL
440 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

FLZ043-050-052-148-149-151-155-248-249-251-272145-
INLAND HERNANDO-PINELLAS-COASTAL PASCO-INLAND PASCO-COASTAL
MANATEE-COASTAL HERNANDO-INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-SUMTER-COASTAL
HILLSBOROUGH-POLK-
440 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT HILLSBOROUGH...SOUTHERN
SUMTER...HERNANDO...PASCO...NORTHWESTERN POLK...NORTHWESTERN MANATEE
AND PINELLAS COUNTIES...

AT 439 PM EDT...RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED
ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 9 MILES EAST OF DADE CITY TO 15 MILES
WEST OF ANNA MARIA. MOVEMENT WAS WEST AT 20 MPH.

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

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
TAMPA...SPRING HILL...CLEARWATER...LARGO...BRADENTON...
PINELLAS PARK...TEMPLE TERRACE...SEMINOLE...NEW PORT RICHEY...
ZEPHYRHILLS...PALMETTO...BROOKSVILLE...DADE CITY...
FORT DESOTO PARK...HUDSON...LUTZ...SAINT PETERSBURG...HOLIDAY...
BRANDON AND DOWNTOWN SAINT PETERSBURG.

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 2827 8281 2844 8274 2865 8256 2863 8196
      2835 8196 2835 8193 2764 8244 2760 8251
      2755 8251 2731 8268 2751 8280 2771 8281
      2785 8291 2812 8288 2821 8292
TIME...MOT...LOC 2039Z 106DEG 37KT 2840 8204 2750 8298

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