From the National Weather Service for glades-hendry-counties
247 pm edt thu aug 12 2004
...inland tropical storm wind watch...
the national weather service in miami has issued an inland tropical
storm wind watch for glades and hendry counties of south florida. an
inland tropical storm wind watch is issued when sustained winds
near tropical storm strength...or frequent gusts at or above tropical
storm strength...are possible within 24 to 36 hours.
hurricane charley will be entering the southeast gulf of mexico
tonight and moving north through the gulf just west of south florida
friday. winds will be increasing across glades and hendry counties
after sunrise friday and could reach tropical storm strength...40
mph...with gusts as high as 50 mph...around noon friday. tropical
storm force winds could last through the afternoon decreasing again
around sunset friday evening.
high profile or light weight vehicles will become very difficult to
drive when the winds increase. truckers who would normally use u.s.
highway 27 through glades and hendry counties on friday should
consider alternate routes farther east to avoid the stronger winds.