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NOUS42 KTBW 041317

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
917 AM EDT Thu Apr 4 2024

...NWS Damage Survey for 04/03/2024 Thunderstorm Wind Event
Sumter County Florida...

.Overview...A line of thunderstorms moved across the Florida
peninsula during the morning and afternoon of 04/03/2024 with
widespread reports of 40 to 50 MPH wind gusts. Embedded within the
larger convective system, an isolated cell experienced a local
surge, producing a brief downburst that impacted several homes and
structures just to the East of Bushnell, Florida in central
Sumter County.

.Sumter County Wind Event...

Estimated Peak Wind:    75 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.4 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr_03_2024
Start Time:             2:32 PM EDT
Start Location:         2 ESE Bushnell, FL
Start Lat/Lon:          28.65239 / -82.06245

End Date:               Apr_03_2024
End Time:               2:35 PM EDT
End Location:           2.5 ESE Bushnell, FL
End Lat/Lon:            28.65100 / -82.05621

A brief survey was conducted after the event to survey the area.
Damage pattern was consistent with a straight-line wind event as
all damage was oriented in an E-W fashion along the leading edge
of the line surge indicated by radar.


The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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