• Special Weather Statement

    FLZ052-056-061-251-255-052300- Inland Manatee-DeSoto-Polk-Hardee-Inland Hillsborough- 621 PM EDT THU JUL 5 2018 ...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT WESTERN HARDEE...EASTERN MANATEE...SOUTHWESTERN POLK...SOUTHEASTERN HILLSBOROUGH AND NORTHWESTERN DESOTO COUNTIES... At 621 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located near Ona, or 12 miles southwest of Wauchula, moving north at 20 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph are possible with this storm. Locations impacted include... Arcadia, Wauchula, Ona, Fort Meade, Bowling Green, Zolfo Springs, Bradley Junction, Alafia River State Park, Myakka Head, Limestone, Brownville, Fort Lonesome, Duette, Gardner and Fort Green. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, 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 2721 8178 2722 8215 2780 8218 2779 8179 TIME...MOT...LOC 2221Z 183DEG 22KT 2745 8199 $$

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