Strong, Violent Thunderstorms Moving Through Area

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — We try not to overhype the weather — we’re not a TV station during sweeps — but there is a major storm moving its way through West Boca Raton right now with extremely strong winds and seemingly hail.

The National Weather Service just issued an alert which remains in effect through at least 5:30p.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
FLC011-099-062130-
/O.NEW.KMFL.SV.W.0150.120906T2052Z-120906T2130Z/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
452 PM EDT THU SEP 6 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN BROWARD COUNTY IN SOUTH FLORIDA.
SOUTHEASTERN PALM BEACH COUNTY IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

* UNTIL 530 PM EDT

* AT 448 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
PARKLAND…AND MOVING NORTH AT 10 MPH. THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY
OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH WINDS.

* THE STORM WILL AFFECT…
BOCA RATON…
MISSION BAY…
WHISPER WALK…
AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 58 MPH AND
OR LARGE HAIL. FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAINFALL IS
ALSO POSSIBLE. IF THE STORM APPROACHES YOUR LOCATION, SEEK SHELTER IN
AN ENCLOSED BUILDING ON THE LOWEST FLOOR AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

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LAT…LON 2654 8036 2653 8005 2622 8012 2626 8036
TIME…MOT…LOC 2051Z 175DEG 7KT 2634 8023

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