Alachua FL-Bradford FL-Marion FL-Putnam FL-Clay FL-
222 PM EDT TUE MAY 15 2018
...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM EDT
FOR EASTERN ALACHUA...SOUTHERN BRADFORD...NORTH CENTRAL MARION...
NORTHWESTERN PUTNAM AND SOUTHWESTERN CLAY COUNTIES...
At 222 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Cross Creek, or
8 miles northwest of Citra, moving north at 35 mph.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.
IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations impacted include...
Gainesville, Interlachen, Keystone Heights, Melrose, Citra,
Hawthorne, University Of Florida, Florahome, Melrose Landing and
Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly
from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the
basement or small central room in a sturdy structure.
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
Intense thunderstorm lines can produce brief tornadoes and widespread
significant wind damage. Although a tornado is not immediately
likely, it is best to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of
a building. This storm may cause serious injury and significant
Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature's leading
killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to
be struck by lightning.
LAT...LON 2947 8236 2993 8240 2982 8179 2938 8205
TIME...MOT...LOC 1822Z 188DEG 31KT 2951 8219