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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
519 AM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

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239-242-248-249-251-255-260-262-265-GMZ830-836-850-853-856-870-
873-876-251030-
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-
519 AM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT WEST
CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA EARLY THIS MORNING AS A COLD FRONT
MOVES SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION. THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING STRONG GUSTY WINDS...OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKES...AND
HEAVY RAINS AS THE MOVE RAPIDLY TO THE EAST AND NORTHEAST. THE
SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL END FROM NORTH TO SOUTH DURING THE
AFTERNOON AS COOLER AND DRIER AIR MOVES INTO THE REGION ON A
BREEZY NORTHWEST WIND FLOW IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING INTO THE 20 TO 25 MPH RANGE WITH
HIGHER GUSTS WILL BRING A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TO 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
HIGHER GUSTS WILL BUILD SEAS INTO THE 5 TO 7 FOOT RANGE NEAR
SHORE AND 7 TO 9 FEET OFFSHORE TODAY. THESE WINDS AND SEAS WILL
CREATE HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS
THROUGH TONIGHT. THE STRONG ONSHORE WINDS WILL ALSO PRODUCE HIGH
SURF AT ALL AREA BEACHES.

...WATERSPOUT IMPACT...
HIGH WIND SHEAR WITHIN THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR
WATERSPOUT DEVELOPMENT EARLY THIS MORNING AS A COLD FRONT MOVES
SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION. MARINERS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
WATERSPOUTS AND SEEK A SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY IF ONE IS SIGHTED.

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

A SERIES OF REINFORCING COLD FRONTS WILL MOVE SOUTH THROUGH THE
REGION DURING THE PERIOD. THESE FRONTS WILL BRING INCREASING
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS TO THE ADJACENT GULF WATERS LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT INTO MONDAY...THEN AGAIN LATE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY
AND ON FRIDAY AS WELL. THE INCREASING WINDS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS
BOATING CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

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MCMICHAEL





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