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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
434 AM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

FLZ052-056-057-061-162-260-262-241015-
DESOTO-HARDEE-HIGHLANDS-POLK-INLAND SARASOTA-INLAND CHARLOTTE-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-
434 AM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT DESOTO...EASTERN HARDEE...
HIGHLANDS...NORTHEASTERN CHARLOTTE...SOUTHEASTERN POLK AND
SOUTHEASTERN SARASOTA COUNTIES...

AT 433 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
FROSTPROOF TO LAKE SUZY...OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 9 MILES
SOUTH OF LAKE WALES TO 8 MILES NORTHEAST OF PORT CHARLOTTE...MOVING
EAST AT 55 MPH...WILL AFFECT ZOLFO SPRINGS...LAKE SUZY...FROSTPROOF
AND SWEETWATER...UNTIL 515 AM EST.

GUSTY WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE. OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING IS
EXPECTED. TO BE SAFE GO INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. IF CAUGHT
OUTSIDE...FIND A LOW SPOT...AND STAY AWAY FROM TALL OBJECTS. WHEN
DRIVING THROUGH HEAVY RAIN...SLOW DOWN. ALWAYS LEAVE A SAFE DISTANCE
BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER VEHICLES. DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED SOME
WEAK ROTATION WITHIN THESE STORMS. WHILE NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...A
TORNADO MAY COULD DEVELOP. IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED...ACT QUICKLY AND
MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY STRUCTURE.
STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

&&

LAT...LON 2720 8116 2713 8116 2712 8126 2705 8126
      2703 8130 2703 8155 2698 8214 2786 8159
      2784 8121 2766 8112 2758 8115 2754 8120
      2749 8120 2739 8111 2739 8106 2736 8103
      2731 8102 2721 8095
TIME...MOT...LOC 0933Z 277DEG 47KT 2777 8152 2704 8197

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