Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Miami, FL

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
329 PM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

FLZ069-070-075-222015-
INLAND COLLIER COUNTY FL-MAINLAND MONROE FL-
COASTAL COLLIER COUNTY FL-
329 PM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN INLAND COLLIER
COUNTY...NORTHERN MAINLAND MONROE AND SOUTHEASTERN COASTAL COLLIER
COUNTY...

* UNTIL 415 PM EDT

* AT 329 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
  STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR OCHOPEE...MOVING WEST AT 15 MPH.

FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING...GUSTY WINDS FROM 45 TO 55 MPH...UP
TO NICKEL-SIZED HAIL...TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS...OR A COMBINATION OF
THESE ARE POSSIBLE. 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...
  EVERGLADES CITY...CHOKOLOSKEE...PLANTATION ISLAND AND BIG CYPRESS
  NATIONAL PRESERVE.

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 2592 8114 2584 8109 2577 8126 2580 8126
      2580 8134 2583 8136 2581 8136 2583 8137
      2585 8139 2587 8142 2588 8143
TIME...MOT...LOC 1929Z 069DEG 13KT 2584 8124

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