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WGUS82 KTBW 221306
FLSTBW
Flood Statement
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
906 AM EDT Tue May 22 2018

...The Flood Warning is canceled for the following rivers in
Florida...

  Little Manatee River At Wimauma


...The Flood Warning has been extended for the following
rivers in Florida...

  Alafia River At Lithia
  Manatee River Near Myakka Head

.Heavy rain has caused rivers to rise across the area over the last
severel days. However, even though rain is forecasted over the next
couple of days coverage wll be less and rivers are expected to
slowly drop. Higher rain chances and heavier rain is expected to
return by the end of the week and rivers will have to be monitored
closely.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not drive cars through flooded areas.

Stay tuned to developments by listening to NOAA Weather Radio. The
latest forecasts can also be found on weather.gov/tampabay. You can
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&&

FLC057-231305-
/O.EXT.KTBW.FL.W.0001.000000T0000Z-180523T2248Z/
/LITF1.1.ER.180521T0100Z.180522T1000Z.180523T1648Z.NO/
906 AM EDT Tue May 22 2018

...Flood Warning extended until Wednesday evening...
The Flood Warning continues for
  The Alafia River At Lithia
* Until Wednesday evening.
* At 08 AM Tuesday the stage was 14.2 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* The river is expected to fall below flood stage by tomorrow early
  afternoon.
* Impact...at 15.0 feet...Additional residences downstream of State
  Road 640 bridge begin flooding.
* Impact...at 13.0 feet...River Drive and Squirrel Run Way
  downstream of State Road 640 are completely covered by water. One
  home begins to flood.
* Impact...at 12.0 feet...Water begins to affect River Drive and
  Squirrel Run Way downstream of State Road 640.
* Flood history...This compares to a previous crest of 14.3 feet
  on Jul 13 1941.

&&


               FLD        OBSERVED         FORECAST 8AM
LOCATION       STG   STG  DAY  TIME   Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun

Alafia
 Lithia       13.0  14.2  Tue 08 AM  13.4   11.7    9.8    8.3    6.9


&&


LAT...LON 2787 8218 2784 8228 2789 8228 2792 8218




$$

FLC081-221815-
/O.EXT.KTBW.FL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-180522T1815Z/
/MKHF1.1.ER.180521T0003Z.180521T1500Z.180522T1215Z.NO/
906 AM EDT Tue May 22 2018

...Flood Warning extended until this afternoon...
The Flood Warning continues for
  The Manatee River Near Myakka Head
* Until this afternoon.
* At 08 AM Tuesday the stage was 11.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* The river is expected to fall below flood stage by this morning.
* Impact...at 11.0 feet...Private road and bridge 1 mile downstream
  flood. Agricultural, rural Kibler area begins to flood.
* Flood history...This compares to a previous crest of 11.0 feet
  on Jul 15 2013.

&&


               FLD        OBSERVED         FORECAST 8AM
LOCATION       STG   STG  DAY  TIME   Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun

Manatee
 Myakka Head  11.0  11.0  Tue 08 AM   9.7    8.5    7.4    6.5    6.0


&&


LAT...LON 2746 8217 2743 8224 2745 8233 2752 8233
 2751 8224 2753 8224



$$

FLC057-221336-
/O.CAN.KTBW.FL.W.0004.000000T0000Z-180523T0000Z/
/WIMF1.1.ER.180521T1500Z.180522T0200Z.180522T1100Z.NO/
906 AM EDT Tue May 22 2018

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  The Little Manatee River At Wimauma
* At 08 AM Tuesday the stage was 10.9 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Impact...at 11.0 feet...The river overflows its banks.
* Flood history...This compares to a previous crest of 11.0 feet
  on Oct 11 1971.

&&


               FLD        OBSERVED         FORECAST 8AM
LOCATION       STG   STG  DAY  TIME   Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun

Little Manatee
 Wimauma      11.0  10.9  Tue 08 AM   9.6    8.1    6.7    5.7    5.2


&&


LAT...LON 2763 8231 2764 8243 2770 8243 2770 8231




$$




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