Special Weather Statement
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area Ruskin FL
542 PM EDT SUN APR 15 2018

FLZ056-057-061-165-262-265-152245-
DeSoto-Highlands-Inland Charlotte-Inland Lee-Hardee-Coastal Lee-
542 PM EDT SUN APR 15 2018

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT HIGHLANDS...
SOUTHEASTERN HARDEE...EASTERN CHARLOTTE...DESOTO AND LEE COUNTIES...

At 541 PM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located
along a line extending from 10 miles southeast of Wauchula to near
Lovers Key State Park. Movement was northeast at 45 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph are possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Sebring, Arcadia, Lake
Placid, Lehigh Acres, Lake Istokpoga, Palmona Park, Southwest Florida
Airport, Harlem Heights, Lochmoor Waterway Estates, Babcock Webb Wma,
Cypress Lake, McGregor, Babcock Ranch, Pine Manor, Olga, Venus and
Buckingham.

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 2632 8191 2640 8199 2640 8201 2749 8180
      2759 8116 2755 8121 2749 8121 2739 8112
      2736 8103 2734 8105 2721 8096 2721 8116
      2712 8117 2712 8127 2703 8127 2703 8156
      2642 8156 2642 8166 2632 8166
TIME...MOT...LOC 2141Z 234DEG 40KT 2747 8167 2641 8180

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TBW



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