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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1254 PM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

FLZ050-151-251-291745-
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-
1254 PM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT CENTRAL PINELLAS AND WEST CENTRAL
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTIES...

AT 1254 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS LOCATED NEAR CLEARWATER BEACH...OR 7 MILES WEST
OF CLEARWATER...MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH...WILL AFFECT BELLEAIR BEACH...
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH...INDIAN SHORES AND HONEYMOON ISLAND...UNTIL 145
PM EDT.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 275 BETWEEN EXITS 26 AND 41.

GUSTY WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH WILL OCCUR. FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS EXPECTED.
TO BE SAFE GO INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. IF CAUGHT OUTSIDE...FIND A LOW
SPOT...AND STAY AWAY FROM TALL OBJECTS.

&&

LAT...LON 2809 8284 2806 8280 2809 8279 2813 8248
      2782 8251 2785 8256 2795 8255 2796 8266
      2798 8261 2801 8264 2800 8267 2796 8267
      2794 8271 2788 8257 2786 8259 2780 8258
      2786 8286
TIME...MOT...LOC 1654Z 272DEG 18KT 2798 8286

$$









Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
448 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

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-
873-876-300900-
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-
448 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

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

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
BREEZY WESTERLY WINDS WILL KEEP A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
IN EFFECT FOR THE BEACHES OF WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
THROUGH THIS EVENING.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
WIND SPEEDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS WILL CREATE MARGINAL BOATING
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS NORTH OF ENGLEWOOD.

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

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
INCREASING MOISTURE WILL RESULT IN SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS EACH AFTERNOON. THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE
OF PRODUCING STRONG GUSTY WINDS...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS...AND
FREQUENT DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$

JILLSON






Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
435 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS CONTINUES TODAY...

.BREEZY WESTERLY WINDS WILL KEEP A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS
IN EFFECT FOR THE BEACHES OF WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
THROUGH THIS EVENING.

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-300000-
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0023.000000T0000Z-140730T0000Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
435 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

...RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES. RIP
  CURRENTS ARE VERY DANGEROUS AND CAN PULL EVEN THE STRONGEST
  SWIMMERS OUT INTO DEEPER WATERS.

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.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

$$


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