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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
357 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES FROM PINELLAS
COUNTY SOUTHWARD TO LEE COUNTY THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE
WEEKEND...

...ONSHORE FLOW CREATING TIDES 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL
TIDES THROUGH SUNDAY...

.ELEVATED SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS AND RESULTING SURF WILL COMBINE TO
CREATE A HIGH RISK FOR STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS
ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH SUNDAY.

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-021000-
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0020.000000T0000Z-150803T0000Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
357 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...MARINE CONDITIONS SUPPORT STRONGER OR
  MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO
  NOT FIGHT IT BY TRYING TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE. TRY TO GET THE
  ATTENTION OF LIFEGUARDS BY CALLING OUT OR WAVING YOUR HANDS.
  IF YOU ARE ABLE OR IF NO HELP IS AVAILABLE...SWIM PARALLEL TO
  THE BEACH UNTIL THE CURRENT WEAKENS...AND THEN SWIM TOWARD
  SHORE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

&&

$$


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Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
157 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR COASTAL COUNTIES FROM LEVY COUNTY
SOUTHWARD TO PINELLAS AND HILLSBOROUGH COUNTIES...

.ABUNDANT TROPICAL MOISTURE COMBINED WITH A TROUGH OF LOW
PRESSURE OVER THE REGION WILL SUPPORT WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THROUGH SUNDAY.
AREAS OF PERSISTENT AND VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED.
SATURATED SOILS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAINFALL WILL INCREASE
THE RISK OF AREAL AND STREET FLOODING FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE
WEEKEND.

FLZ050-149-151-249-251-030000-
/O.EXA.KTBW.FA.A.0005.000000T0000Z-150803T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
PINELLAS-COASTAL PASCO-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-INLAND PASCO-
INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ST. PETERSBURG...CLEARWATER...LARGO...
PORT RICHEY...HUDSON...TAMPA...APOLLO BEACH...WESTCHASE...
DADE CITY...ZEPHYRHILLS...BRANDON...PLANT CITY...SUN CITY CENTER
157 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL HAS
EXPANDED THE

* FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF FL AND WEST CENTRAL
  FLORIDA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING IN FL...COASTAL ...
  HILLSBOROUGH...COASTAL PASCO...INLAND HILLSBOROUGH AND INLAND
  PASCO. IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...PINELLAS.

* THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

* THE POTENTIAL FOR EXCESSIVE RAINFALL THROUGH SUNDAY WITH
  LOCALIZED ACCUMULATION TOTALS EXCEEDING 6 INCHES.

* SATURATED SOILS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL
  THROUGH SUNDAY WILL INCREASE THE RISK OF AREAL AND STREET
  FLOODING. IF POSSIBLE...CLEAR DRAINAGE SYSTEMS OF ANY DEBRIS
  WHICH MAY BECOME CLOGGED IN FLOODING RAINS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLOODING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT
24 TO 36 HOURS. RESIDENTS LIVING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD TAKE
ACTION TO PROTECT PROPERTY.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
552 AM EDT SAT AUG 1 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-
873-876-021000-
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-
552 AM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED. THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP WILL BE
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG GUSTY WINDS...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS...
AND FREQUENT DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKES.

...FLOOD IMPACT...
SIGNIFICANT HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ALONG COASTAL SECTIONS OF
THE NATURE COAST THROUGH THE WEEKEND WHERE WIDESPREAD RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF SEVERAL INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY TO THE
NORTH OF TAMPA BAY COUNTY. THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAIN WILL
INCREASE THE RISK FOR LOCALIZED FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR
DRAINAGE AREAS AS WELL AS THE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS. FLOOD
WATCHES IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FROM LEVY COUNTY THROUGH HERNANDO
COUNTY. RESIDENTS LIVING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT
TO ANY RAPID RISES IN WATER LEVELS AND BE READY TO MOVE TO HIGHER
GROUND SHOULD FLOODING BE OBSERVED.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
HIGH SURF WITH WAVE ENERGY FOCUSED ON SHORE WILL PRODUCE RIP
CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
WIND SPEEDS AROUND 15 KNOTS MAY CREATE HAZARDOUS BOATING
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS. SMALL CRAFTS SHOULD EXERCISE
CAUTION IN THE NEAR AND OFF SHORE WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON
SPRINGS.

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

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
NUMEROUS TO WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
THROUGH MONDAY TO THE NORTH OF BROOKSVILLE...WITH SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FURTHER TO THE SOUTH. THUNDERSTORMS WILL
BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GUSTY WINDS...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS...AND
FREQUENT DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKES. REMEMBER IF LIGHTNING IS
OBSERVED OR THUNDER IS HEARD MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY.

A MORE TYPICAL SUMMER PATTERN OF SCATTERED DIURNAL SHOWERS AND
STORMS IS EXPECTED FOR THE ENTIRE REGION BY MID WEEK.

...FLOOD IMPACT...
A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE REGION COMBINED WITH ABUNDANT
TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL SUPPORT SOME SIGNIFICANT HEAVY RAINFALL
ALONG COASTAL SECTION OF THE NATURE COAST THROUGH MONDAY WHERE
WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF SEVERAL INCHES WILL BE
POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY TO THE NORTH OF HERNANDO COUNTY. THE
POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAIN WILL INCREASE THE RISK FOR LOCALIZED
FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AS WELL AS THE
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS. RESIDENTS LIVING IN FLOOD PRONE
AREAS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT TO ANY RAPID RISES IN WATER LEVELS AND
BE READY TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND SHOULD FLOODING BE OBSERVED.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
HIGH SURF WITH WAVE ENERGY FOCUSED ON SHORE WILL PRODUCE A RIP
CURRENT RISK ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH MONDAY.


...RIVER FLOOD IMPACT...
RIVER FLOODING WILL LIKELY CONTINUE ALONG A FEW AREA RIVERS
FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. PLEASE VIEW THE LATEST RIVER WARNINGS AND
STATEMENTS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG
RIVERS AND FASTER FLOWING STREAMS SHOULD REMAIN AWARE OF WATER
LEVELS AND BE READY TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND SHOULD FLOODING BE
OBSERVED.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$

BARRON




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