Highlands County, Florida
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Special Weather Statement
FLZ056-057-061-160-162-165-260-262-265-262245-
INLAND LEE-INLAND CHARLOTTE-COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL
SARASOTA-HIGHLANDS-COASTAL LEE-INLAND SARASOTA-DESOTO-HARDEE-
547 PM EDT MON SEP 26 2016

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT DESOTO...SARASOTA...
CHARLOTTE...HARDEE...NORTHWESTERN LEE AND SOUTHWESTERN HIGHLANDS
COUNTIES...

AT 545 PM EDT...RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED
ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WAUCHULA TO NEAR
PUNTA GORDA. MOVEMENT WAS ERRATIC BUT GENERAL STORM MOTION
WILL BE TO THE SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH AND PEA SIZE HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE
STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CAPE CORAL...FORT MYERS...NORTH PORT...PUNTA GORDA...ARCADIA...
WAUCHULA...LAKE PLACID...PORT CHARLOTTE...BABCOCK RANCH...MATLACHA...
EAST DUNBAR...IONA...CHARLOTTE COUNTY AIRPORT...
LOCHMOOR WATERWAY ESTATES...BABCOCK WEBB WMA...
MATLACHA ISLES-MATLACHA SHORES...ONA...PALMONA PARK...
SOUTHEAST ARCADIA AND MCGREGOR.

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 2646 8200 2702 8229 2721 8214 2721 8206
2732 8206 2765 8179 2765 8177 2718 8125
2703 8141 2703 8156 2688 8156
TIME...MOT...LOC 2145Z 327DEG 31KT 2748 8168 2685 8207

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