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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
450 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

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-
873-876-301545-
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-
432 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
COPIOUS TROPICAL MOISTURE STREAMING INTO THE REGION WILL SUPPORT
NUMEROUS TO WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OVER ALL
OF WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY AND TONIGHT. LOCALLY
HEAVY RAINS AND SQUALLY WINDS AND OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKES
WILL BE POSSIBLE AS THE SHOWERS AND STORMS MOVE TO THE NORTHWEST
AT 15 TO 20 MPH.

...FLOOD IMPACT...
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE TODAY. THE HEAVY RAIN
MAY PRODUCE FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AS WELL
AS THE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS. MOTORISTS SHOULD SLOW DOWN
AND EXERCISE CAUTION IF ENCOUNTERING HEAVY RAIN TODAY.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE INTO THE 15 TO 20
KNOT RANGE OVER THE SOUTHERN GULF WATERS TODAY. THESE WINDS
COMBINED WITH SEAS OF 3 TO 5 FEET WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS
BOATING CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SMALL CRAFT
OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION THROUGH TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE LOCATED OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF
OF MEXICO EARLY THIS MORNING IS FORECAST TO BECOME A TROPICAL
STORM EITHER LATER TODAY OR ON WEDNESDAY. THIS SYSTEM IS THEN
FORECAST TO MOVE TO THE NORTH AND THEN NORTHEAST OVER THE EASTERN
GULF OF MEXICO DURING WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY. COPIOUS
TROPICAL MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL OVERSPREAD ALL
OF WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THROUGH FRIDAY. WIDESPREAD
HEAVY RAINS AND SQUALLS ARE LIKELY TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE ACROSS
THE REGION DURING WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...ESPECIALLY ALONG
COASTAL SECTIONS FROM TAMPA NORTH INTO THE NATURE COAST WHERE AN
INCREASED THREAT OF FLOODING WILL EXIST AS BANDS OF HEAVY RAIN AND
STORMS MOVE OVER THE REGION. AT THE PRESENT TIME WIDESPREAD
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER INTERIOR
SECTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY THROUGH
FRIDAY...WITH 6 TO 10 INCH AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ALONG COASTAL
LOCATIONS FROM SARASOTA NORTH TO CEDAR KEY.

IN ADDITION TO THE HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING THREAT INCREASING WIND
SHEAR WITHIN THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BRING AN INCREASED RISK OF
TORNADOES DURING LATE WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. THE INCREASING
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WIND FLOW WILL ALSO SUPPORT AN INCREASING STORM
SURGE THREAT ALONG THE COAST...WITH THE HIGHEST STORM SURGE LIKELY
TO FOCUS ALONG THE NATURE COAST CLOSEST TO THE TRACK OF THE STORM
DURING LATE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY.

INCREASING SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL ALSO HELP TO BUILD SEAS
SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE GULF WATERS...WHICH IN TURN WILL LEAD TO
BUILDING SURF AND WAVE ACTION ALONG AREA BEACHES DURING THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS WITH AN INCREASING RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. ALL
RESIDENT...VISITORS AND MARINERS IN WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS TROPICAL SYSTEM SEE THE LATEST
ADVISORIES BEING ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IN MIAMI.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS SHOULD MONITOR THE WEATHER AND SELF ACTIVATE IF NEEDED.

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MCMICHAEL



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