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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
528 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 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-
873-876-030930-
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-
528 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 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 COUNTIES FROM
LEVY THROUGH HILLSBOROUGH THROUGH THE TOMORROW WHERE WIDESPREAD
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF SEVERAL INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY
ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NATURE COAST. 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.
A FLOOD WATCH IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FROM LEVY COUNTY THROUGH
PINELLAS AND HILLSBOROUGH 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.

...COASTAL FLOOD IMPACT...
CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR COASTAL FLOODING ARE EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP. TIDES TODAY WILL RUN ABOVE FORECAST VALUES INCREASING THE
RISK OF COASTAL FLOODING FOR THE NATURE COAST... ESPECIALLY CEDAR
KEY. COASTAL RESIDENTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR LATER STATEMENTS OR
WARNINGS...AND TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT PROPERTY.

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

...MARINE IMPACTS...
ON SHORE WIND SPEEDS OF OVER 20 KNOTS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS
BOATING CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS. A SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE NEAR SHORE WATERS FROM TARPON
SPRINGS TO THE SUWANNEE RIVER.

...RIVER FLOOD IMPACT...
RIVER FLOODING WILL CONTINUE ALONG A FEW AREA RIVERS. 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.

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

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

...FLOOD IMPACT...
THROUGH TOMORROW... ABUNDANT TROPICAL MOISTURE OVER THE REGION WILL
SUPPORT HEAVY RAINFALL FROM TAMPA BAY NORTHWARD WHERE WIDESPREAD
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF SEVERAL INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE. 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.

...COASTAL FLOOD IMPACT...
FOR TOMORROW MORNING... CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR COASTAL
FLOODING ACROSS THE NATURE COAST. COASTAL RESIDENTS SHOULD BE
ALERT FOR LATER STATEMENTS OR WARNINGS...AND TAKE ACTION TO
PROTECT PROPERTY.

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


...RIVER FLOOD IMPACT...
RIVER FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG AREA RIVERS FOR THE NEXT FEW
DAYS. RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG RIVERS OR 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



Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
307 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES FROM PINELLAS
COUNTY SOUTHWARD TO LEE COUNTY THROUGH THIS EVENING...

...A MODERATE ONSHORE WIND FLOW WILL CREATE TIDES OF 1 TO 2 FEET
ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL VALUES THROUGH EARLY MONDAY...

.ELEVATED SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS AND RESULTING SURF WILL COMBINE TO
CREATE A HIGH RISK FOR STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS
ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS EVENING. THE MODERATE ONSHORE
FLOW WILL ALSO CREATE ABOVE NORMAL TIDES WITH SOME MINOR COASTAL
FLOODING POSSIBLE AT TIMES OF HIGH TIDE TODAY AND AGAIN EARLY
MONDAY MORNING.

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-030000-
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0020.000000T0000Z-150803T0000Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
307 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

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

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THROUGH THIS 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
247 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS 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 MONDAY.
AREAS OF PERSISTENT AND EXCESSIVE RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED.
SATURATED SOILS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAINFALL WILL
INCREASE THE RISK OF AREAL AND STREET FLOODING TODAY THROUGH
MONDAY.

FLZ050-139-142-148-149-151-239-242-248-249-251-022000-
/O.EXT.KTBW.FA.A.0005.000000T0000Z-150803T2000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
PINELLAS-COASTAL LEVY-COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-
COASTAL PASCO-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-INLAND LEVY-INLAND CITRUS-
INLAND HERNANDO-INLAND PASCO-INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ST. PETERSBURG...CLEARWATER...LARGO...
CEDAR KEY...YANKEETOWN...CRYSTAL RIVER...HOMOSASSA...
HERNANDO BEACH...BAYPORT...PORT RICHEY...HUDSON...TAMPA...
APOLLO BEACH...WESTCHASE...CHIEFLAND...BRONSON...WILLISTON...
INVERNESS...BROOKSVILLE...SPRING HILL...DADE CITY...ZEPHYRHILLS...
BRANDON...PLANT CITY...SUN CITY CENTER
247 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* PORTIONS OF FL AND WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING IN FL...COASTAL ...CITRUS...COASTAL HERNANDO...
  COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH...COASTAL LEVY...COASTAL PASCO...INLAND
  CITRUS...INLAND HERNANDO...INLAND HILLSBOROUGH...INLAND LEVY
  AND INLAND PASCO. IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...PINELLAS.

* THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

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

* SATURATED SOILS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL
  THROUGH MONDAY 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.

&&

$$



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