Severe thunderstorm warning for the theme park areas until 5pm

Jul 15, 2010 in "Severe Weather Information"

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTH CENTRAL LAKE COUNTY IN FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN ORANGE COUNTY IN FLORIDA EXTREME NORTHWESTERN OSCEOLA COUNTY IN FLORIDA

* UNTIL 500 PM EDT.

* AT 421 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ANIMAL KINGDOM...OR NEAR HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS...AND MOVING NORTHWEST AT 15 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO... MGM STUDIOS AND MAGIC KINGDOM

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 58 MILES AN HOUR AND OR LARGE DESTRUCTIVE HAIL. FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE. IF THE STORM APPROACHES YOU...SEEK SHELTER IN AN ENCLOSED BUILDING ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. KEEP AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS ALSO DETECTED SOME WEAK ROTATION WITHIN THIS STORM. WHILE NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...A TORNADO MAY STILL DEVELOP. IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED...ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.
Article Posted: Jul 15, 2010 / 4:30pm EDT