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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
332 AM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

FLZ043-050-052-056-057-061-139-142-148-149-151-155-160-162-165-
239-242-248-249-251-255-260-262-265-GMZ830-836-850-853-856-870-
873-876-212045-
SUMTER-PINELLAS-POLK-HARDEE-HIGHLANDS-DESOTO-COASTAL LEVY-
COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-
COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-INLAND LEVY-INLAND CITRUS-
INLAND HERNANDO-INLAND PASCO-INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-INLAND MANATEE-
INLAND SARASOTA-INLAND CHARLOTTE-INLAND LEE-TAMPA BAY WATERS-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
332 AM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST TO START WORKING INTO THE NORTHERN
NATURE COAST COUNTIES THIS AFTERNOON AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD
FRONT...AND WILL SPREAD SOUTH TONIGHT THROUGH THE TAMPA BAY AREA.
THE STRONGEST STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING GUSTY
WINDS...FREQUENT DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKES...LARGE HAIL...AND
ISOLATED TORNADOES AND WATERSPOUTS.

...DENSE FOG/SMOKE IMPACT...
AREAS OF FOG EARLY THIS MORNING WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND THROUGH
SUNRISE...THEN WILL DISSIPATE BY MID MORNING. VISIBILITIES WILL BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES. IF DRIVING...SLOW
DOWN...USE YOUR LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS...AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE
BETWEEN YOU AND THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF YOU.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
STRONG ONSHORE WINDS WILL PRODUCE HIGH SURF...INCREASING THE RISK
OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES BEGINNING MID MORNING TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND SOUTH THROUGH THE AREA
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT...WITH
SOME STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE. THE STORMS WILL BEGIN TO
CLEAR OUT FROM NORTH TO SOUTH LATE SUNDAY. THE STRONGEST STORMS
WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING GUSTY WINDS...FREQUENT
DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKES...LARGE HAIL...AND ISOLATED TORNADOES AND
WATERSPOUTS.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
STRONG WINDS OVER THE EASTERN GULF WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE HIGH
SURF AND AN INCREASED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES
THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
BREEZY WINDS ALONG AND BEHIND THE COLD FRONT PASSAGE WILL BRING
WIND SPEEDS UP TO 20 TO 33 KNOTS SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY
NIGHT...WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE POSSIBLE. SEAS WILL INCREASE TO
AS MUCH AS 15 FEET OFFSHORE. THIS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS BOATING
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS SHOULD MONITOR THE WEATHER AND SELF ACTIVATE IF NEEDED.

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