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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
452 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

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-
873-876-261000-
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-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
452 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION EARLY ON MONDAY.
IN THE WAKE OF THIS FRONT NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS UP TO GALE FORCE OVER THE GULF WATERS. THESE
INCREASING WINDS WILL HELP TO BUILD SEAS INTO THE 5 TO 7 FOOT
RANGE NEAR SHORE AND 8 TO 11 FEET OFFSHORE. THESE WINDS AND SEAS
WILL CREATE VERY HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT
OPERATORS. IN ADDITION THE STRONG ONSHORE FLOW WILL CREATE HIGH
SURF WITH LARGE BREAKING WAVE ACTION AT ALL AREA BEACHES.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...
NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING INTO THE 20 TO 25 KNOT RANGE WITH
HIGHER GUSTS WILL BRING A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TO AREA
BEACHES LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY. A RIP CURRENT IS A 10 TO 30
YARD WIDE CHANNEL OF WATER THAT CAN PULL EVEN A STRONG SWIMMER
INTO DEEPER WATER. TO AVOID GETTING CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
AT GUARDED BEACHES AND HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL. AT
UNGUARDED BEACHES AND NEAR PIERS...JETTIES...AND INLETS...DO NOT
GO INTO THE SURF MUCH ABOVE YOUR KNEES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$

MCMICHAEL





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