Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Brevard County 9/8/15




UPDATE:



BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
423 PM EDT TUE SEP 8 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN BREVARD COUNTY IN FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 515 PM EDT

* AT 423 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS
  STORM WAS LOCATED OVER SUNTREE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  PALM BAY...MELBOURNE...ROCKLEDGE...COCOA BEACH AND SATELLITE BEACH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS...DEADLY LIGHTNING...VERY
HEAVY RAIN AND POSSIBLY HAIL. FOR YOUR PROTECTION...MOVE TO AN
INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY
RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER
COVERS THE ROAD.
 
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MELBOURNE, Florida -- The National Weather Service in Melbourne, Florida has issued a Significant Weather Advisory for northeastern Indian River County and southeastern Brevard County that will remain in effect until 4:15 p.m.

At 3:34 p.m., Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Vero Lake Estates, or over Sebastian Highlands, moving north at 10 mph. Winds gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm. Locations impacted include Palm Bay, Sebastian, Malabar, Barefoot Bay, and Fellsmere.

The primary threats will be  cloud-to-ground lightning and strong wind gusts which can cause unsecured objects to blow around, snap tree limbs, cause power outages, or capsize small boats.  

Seek shelter indoors until the storm passes. Boaters should be aware that strong wind gusts sometimes occur well away from the heavy rain and lightning associated with storms.

Heavy rainfall will temporarily reduce visibility and may lead to temporary flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.



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