By Doug Ohlemeier, The Packer

Tropical Storm Fay hit Florida but didn’t turn into a hurricane.

The storm, which made landfall south of Naples near Marco Island at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, began moving north-northeast towards Lake Okeechobee with its eye moving over Immokalee mid-morning Tuesday.

Fay, originally predicted to move through west-central Florida over the Palmetto-Ruskin and Plant City growing regions, made landfall at Cape Romano and was moving at 9 mph with 60 mph wind speeds.

Web Editor’s Note: Weather updates on Tropical Storm Fay can be found at www.noaawatch.gov/2008/fay.php and at www.weather.com/maps/news/atlstorm6/projectedpath_large.html.

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