• Special Weather Statement

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    FLZ052-056-057-061-112345- DeSoto-Highlands-Polk-Hardee- 711 PM EDT WED JUL 11 2018 ...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT NORTHWESTERN HIGHLANDS...EASTERN HARDEE...SOUTHWESTERN POLK AND NORTHEASTERN DESOTO COUNTIES... At 710 PM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 7 miles southwest of Lake Wales to near Avon Park to near Sebring. The storms were moving west at 5 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph are possible with these storms. Locations impacted include... Bartow, Sebring, Avon Park, Fort Meade, Crooked Lake Park, Frostproof, Homeland, Lake Josephine, Alturas, Avon Park Executive Airport, Crewsville and Sebring Shores. 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 2791 8190 2764 8172 2729 8166 2729 8140 2766 8150 2790 8163 TIME...MOT...LOC 2310Z 109DEG 4KT 2781 8166 2763 8154 2743 8151 $$

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