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Special Statement

Statement as of 3:02 PM EDT on August 28, 2015

Expires 3:45 PM EDT on August 28, 2015


... A line of strong thunderstorms will affect northern DeSoto...
Hardee... southeastern Hillsborough... Highlands and southern Polk
counties...

At 302 PM EDT... a line of strong thunderstorms was along a line
extending from 13 miles southeast of fish hawk to 15 miles southeast
of Wauchula to 11 miles northwest of Brighton Seminole reservation...
and moving northeast at 10 mph.

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

Locations impacted include...
Bartow... Lake Wales... Sebring... Avon Park... Arcadia... Wauchula... Lake
Placid... Sebring Regional Airport... Lake Istokpoga... Ona... southeast
Arcadia... Medulla... Sylvan Shores... Sweetwater... Fort Meade... Crooked
Lake Park... Mulberry... Frostproof... Bowling Green and Zolfo Springs.

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 these storms.
Lightning can strike 15 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

These storms may intensify... so be certain to monitor local radio and
TV stations... as well as local cable TV outlets... for additional
information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

Lat... Lon 2721 8116 2712 8117 2712 8126 2709 8127
      2714 8192 2736 8206 2765 8206 2765 8223
      2772 8228 2798 8203 2782 8122 2766 8113
      2754 8121 2749 8121 2738 8111 2736 8103
      2733 8105 2730 8100 2722 8097
time... Mot... loc 1902z 216deg 9kt 2769 8208 2736 8167 2721 8118

Rag

302 PM EDT Fri Aug 28 2015

... A line of strong thunderstorms will affect northern DeSoto...
Hardee... southeastern Hillsborough... Highlands and southern Polk
counties...

At 302 PM EDT... a line of strong thunderstorms was along a line
extending from 13 miles southeast of fish hawk to 15 miles southeast
of Wauchula to 11 miles northwest of Brighton Seminole reservation...
and moving northeast at 10 mph.

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

Locations impacted include...
Bartow... Lake Wales... Sebring... Avon Park... Arcadia... Wauchula... Lake
Placid... Sebring Regional Airport... Lake Istokpoga... Ona... southeast
Arcadia... Medulla... Sylvan Shores... Sweetwater... Fort Meade... Crooked
Lake Park... Mulberry... Frostproof... Bowling Green and Zolfo Springs.

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 these storms.
Lightning can strike 15 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

These storms may intensify... so be certain to monitor local radio and
TV stations... as well as local cable TV outlets... for additional
information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

Lat... Lon 2721 8116 2712 8117 2712 8126 2709 8127
      2714 8192 2736 8206 2765 8206 2765 8223
      2772 8228 2798 8203 2782 8122 2766 8113
      2754 8121 2749 8121 2738 8111 2736 8103
      2733 8105 2730 8100 2722 8097
time... Mot... loc 1902z 216deg 9kt 2769 8208 2736 8167 2721 8118

Rag


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 1:54 PM EDT on August 28, 2015


... Venice NOAA Weather Radio off the air...

NOAA Weather Radio station wwg-59 in Venice, Florida is off the
air due to a power outage. Florida Power and Light technicians
have been notified and anticipate restoring service this afternoon.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Alternate service for the affected counties can be received from
NOAA Weather Radio stations in Riverview at 162.550 mhz, Fort
Myers at 162.475 mhz, Sebring at 162.500 mhz, and largo at
162.450 mhz.

You can find the latest weather information by visiting
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