Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Tampa Bay Area, FL

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
419 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

FLZ052-056-057-061-182115-
DESOTO-HARDEE-HIGHLANDS-POLK-
419 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

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

AT 419 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 12 MILES
NORTH OF POLK CITY TO AVON PARK EXECUTIVE AIRPORT TO 23 MILES SOUTH
OF SWEETWATER...OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 11 MILES WEST OF MGM
STUDIOS TO AVON PARK TO 11 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ARCADIA...MOVING EAST
AT 30 MPH...WILL AFFECT POLK CITY...LAKE ALFRED...AUBURNDALE AND
WINTER HAVEN AIRPORT...UNTIL 515 PM EDT.

GUSTY WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH WILL OCCUR. FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS EXPECTED.
TO BE SAFE GO INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. IF CAUGHT OUTSIDE...FIND A LOW
SPOT...AND STAY AWAY FROM TALL OBJECTS. TORRENTIAL RAINS WILL REDUCE
VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO AND WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS.

&&

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EDT FRIDAY
EVENING FOR SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA.

LAT...LON 2757 8116 2754 8120 2748 8118 2711 8127
      2713 8179 2832 8184 2835 8184 2836 8179
      2835 8166 2827 8165 2826 8155 2815 8151
      2815 8146 2809 8144 2808 8134 2801 8139
      2787 8130 2783 8121 2771 8114
TIME...MOT...LOC 2019Z 254DEG 26KT 2835 8173 2765 8154
          2709 8173

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