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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
456 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

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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-
456 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...HIGH WIND IMPACT...
STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS IN THE 20 TO 30 MPH RANGE WITH A FEW HIGHER
GUSTS IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT WILL AFFECT THE REGION TODAY.
THESE STRONG WINDS MAY BREAK SMALL TWIGS FROM TREES AND BLOW
AROUND ANY UNSECURED OUTDOOR OBJECTS. HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD
USE EXTRA CAUTION TODAY ESPECIALLY IF TRAVELING OVER BRIDGES OR
HIGH OVERPASSES.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING INTO THE 20 TO 30 MPH RANGE WITH HIGHER
GUSTS WILL CREATE A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES
TODAY. A RIP CURRENT IS A 10 TO 30 YARD WIDE CHANNEL OF WATER THAT
CAN PULL EVEN A STRONG SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER. TO AVOID GETTING
CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM AT GUARDED BEACHES AND HEED THE
ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL. AT UNGUARDED BEACHES AND NEAR
PIERS...JETTIES...AND INLETS...DO NOT GO INTO THE SURF MUCH ABOVE
YOUR KNEES.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING INTO THE 20 TO 25 KNOT RANGE WITH GUSTS
UP TO GALE FORCE IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT WILL HELP TO BUILD
SEAS INTO THE 5 TO 7 FOOT RANGE OVER THE NEAR SHORE GULF WATERS
AND 8 TO 11 FEET OFFSHORE TODAY. THESE INCREASING WINDS AND SEAS
WILL PRODUCE VERY ROUGH BOATING CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT
OPERATORS TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY. MARINERS MAY WANT TO POSTPONE
TRIPS INTO THE GULF UNTIL WINDS AND SEAS DIMINISH AND SUBSIDE
LATER IN THE WEEK. THE STRONG WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS WILL CREATE
HIGH SURF AT AREA BEACHES AND A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT
THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY. IF YOU PLAN TO VISIT THE BEACH TODAY PLEASE
HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT A HIGH
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY
TUESDAY.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE VERY
ROUGH BOATING CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY ALONG WITH HIGH SURF ALONG AREA BEACHES. WINDS AND SEAS WILL
BEGIN TO DIMINISH AND SUBSIDE BY MID WEEK WITH IMPROVING CONDITIONS
EXPECTED.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

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MCMICHAEL





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