Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
150 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

FLZ053-054-058-271830-
OSCEOLA FL-OKEECHOBEE FL-INDIAN RIVER FL-
150 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHERN OKEECHOBEE...WESTERN
INDIAN RIVER AND SOUTHERN OSCEOLA COUNTIES UNTIL 230 PM EDT...

AT 148 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 7
MILES SOUTH OF BLUE CYPRESS LAKE...MOVING WEST AT 15 MPH. OTHER
STRONG STORMS ARE DEVELOPING OVER SOUTHERN OSCEOLA COUNTY.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
LAKE MARIAN AND BLUE CYPRESS LAKE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE PRIMARY THREATS WILL BE CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND STRONG WIND
GUSTS...WHICH CAN CAUSE UNSECURED OBJECTS TO BLOW AROUND...SNAP TREE
LIMBS...CAUSE POWER OUTAGES OR CAPSIZE SMALL BOATS. HEAVY RAINFALL
WILL TEMPORARILY REDUCE VISIBILITY. SEEK SHELTER INDOORS UNTIL THE
STORM PASSES.

BOATERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT STRONG WIND GUSTS SOMETIMES OCCUR WELL
AWAY FROM THE HEAVY RAIN AND LIGHTNING ASSOCIATED WITH STORMS.

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 THESE STORMS AT
TIMES. 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 2756 8065 2756 8068 2750 8068 2763 8114
      2766 8113 2768 8115 2771 8115 2773 8117
      2774 8116 2782 8121 2785 8124 2785 8127
      2786 8130 2788 8130 2792 8115 2783 8087
      2782 8087 2782 8085 2774 8059
TIME...MOT...LOC 1748Z 112DEG 18KT 2762 8072

$$

KELLY


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