Live Oak —
Issued by the National Weather Service
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 12:09 p.m. EDT
The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern Columbia County, southern Hamilton County and northern Suwannee County until 1:15 p.m.
At 12:09 p.m. National Weather Service meteorologists were tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing quarter size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. These storms were located along a line extending from Suwannee River State Park to 6 miles east of Dowling Park to 6 miles southeast of Dowling Park, moving east at 25 mph.
Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to Live Oak, Suwannee Springs, Wellborn, White Springs, Belmont, Winfield and Suwannee Valley.
Doppler radar has indicated 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 basement or small interior room.
Report severe weather or damage to the nearest law enforcement agency or your county emergency management.
A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon for northeastern Florida and southeast Georgia.